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My Trip to Tulip Town ~ Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Tulip Town is a Tulip Farm in the Skagit Valley
I was fortunate to be able to drive up to the Skagit Valley area to see the tulips bloom. It is a great place to take photos of the tulip farms, ride a trolley through the tulips, and just enjoy beautiful Washington State!
Every April, the Skagit valley area of Washington blooms with acres of tulips. There is even a tulip festival!
Here are some pictures I took and information to help you plan your trip :)
When should I visit?
The Month of April, Usually
To find out more about when the tulips are blooming, click here.
WHERE: Map of Tulip Town - In Skagit Valley, Washington State
Tulip Town is located in Skagit Valley, Washington State, USA. It is located in the town of Mount Vernon, WA, which is about 60 miles north of Seattle, and 30 miles south of Bellingham.
Rows of Tulips ~ Tulip Fields
2014 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - top links for current information
The Tulip Trolley
One of the reasons we chose to visit the Tulip Town is because they have a Tulip Tractor Trolley, which is a rebuilt 1947 dairy feed wagon.
It was a very bumpy ride, but it was a great way for Grandma to see the whole tulip fields, since she has trouble walking.
Photo of the Tulip Fields at Tulip Town
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Taking Tulip Pictures
If you go on a busy day, you will have lots of chances to take pictures of people as well as the tulips. People watching is lots of fun, especially when people are having such great fun with their family!
I love to take flower pictures. Try taking pictures from many different angles so that you have some unique pictures.
If you squat down close to the ground, you can get a different view.
For close up views, be sure to turn on your macro or close-up function so that your pictures will come out clear.
I like to experiment with the use of flash on close up pictures. Sometimes turning on flash at a low setting will give just enough light to make a close up picture of a tulip glow.
People Enjoying the Tulips - Kids and Grown-ups Have Fun!
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Things to Remember for Your Trip
- Bring a Good Map - There may be lots of traffic and you may need to make a detour.
- Bring Your Camera and Extra Batteries for once-a-year picture taking opportunities!
- Check out the weather at zipcode 98273 (rain makes for muddy fields and less fun)
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