Travel Info

| November 3-4, 2017



Yakima Convention Center

10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901
Toll-free: 800-221-0751
Local: 509-575-6062



Holiday Inn

802 East Yakima Ave., WA 98901
Phone: 509-494-7000 
Toll free: 1-888-465-4329
Single Occupancy: $91/night plus tax
Double Occupancy: $111/night plus tax
Reference: Prevention Summit
Reservation Deadline: October 4, 2017

Fairfield Inn & Suites (Marriott)

137 N. Fair Avenue Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509-452-3100
Cost:$91/night plus tax
Reference: Prevention Summit
Reservation Deadline: October 1, 2017

Holiday Inn Express

1001 East A Street Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509-249-1000
Toll free: 800-465-4329
Single Occupancy: $91/night plus tax
Double Occupancy: $111.00/night plus tax
Reference: Prevention Summit
Reservation Deadline: October 4, 2017

Oxford Suites

1701 E. Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509-457-9000
Toll free: 800-404-7848
Single Occupancy: $105/night plus tax
Double Occupancy: $109.00/night plus tax
Reference: DSHS Prevention Summit
Reservation Deadline: October 5, 2017

Red Lion Yakima

607 E. Yakima Ave.
Phone: 509.248.5900
Toll free: 800-733-5466
Single Occupancy: $91/night plus tax
Double Occupancy: $111.00/night plus tax
Reference: Washington State Prevention Summit
Reservation Deadline: November 1, 2017

Ledgestone Suites

107 North Fair Avenue Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509-453-3151
Single Occupancy: $91/night plus tax
Group Name: Prevention Summit or PS2017
Reservation Deadline: October 13, 2017




The Summit registration fee includes Breakfast and Lunch on Friday; and Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided during some conference breaks for youth and adults.  For participants that are vegetarian, please be sure to indicate this in the special accommodations field on the online registration form. A special meal coupon will be provided to you. Participants with other special dietary needs (i.e. vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc.) are welcome to include this information under special accommodations and the Yakima Convention Center will do their best to accommodate all dietary needs. No outside food or beverage is allowed in the event area.


Families and Guests

While families are extremely important to us, we are unable to accommodate extra guests, including family members and children at this conference. Lodging accommodations will not be provided for guests. Additionally, guests will not be allowed in the main sessions, meals or in breakouts. Please make alternate arrangements for any lodging and/or childcare needs.

Ground Transportation

Shuttle Service To/From Airport
Free hotel shuttle to and from airport is provided for those guests staying at the Red Lion Hotel or the Oxford Inn or Suites. Please inquire about the shuttle service when making hotel reservations.


Local Taxi Companies
Cost is approx. $20-$25 to/from Yakima airport

A & J Taxi Company – 509-469-3316
Jerry’s Taxi – 509-454-8115
Yakima Cab – 509-454-4555
Black & White Cab Company – 509-248-2221
Diamond Cab Company – 509-453-3133


Directions to Yakima Convention Center from Yakima Airport

Upon exiting the airport
Right on Washington
Left on 16th Ave.
Stay on 16th Ave. for approx. 5 miles
Right on Yakima Avenue
Stay on Yakima Avenue until 8th St.
Yakima Convention Center is on the Left


Directions to Yakima Convention Center from I-90 East or West

From I-90 take Exit #110 Yakima onto I-82 East
Take Exit #33B/Yakima Ave/Terrace Heights
Turn Right on East Yakima Ave
Turn Right on N 8th St.
Yakima Convention Center is on the Right


Transportation from SeaTac Airport to Yakima Airport
Airporter Shuttle provides transportation to/from the SeaTac Airport directly to/from the Howard Johnson Yakima Hotel for $37 one-way/$74 round trip per person. The shuttle departs at specific times each day. Please call for further information and to make reservations.
Toll-free: 866-235-5247
Local: 509-225-7433

Destination Information

Yakima Visitor Authority Website


What To See in the Yakima Valley – Yakima Valley Culture & Heritage Culture and Heritage
Each year thousands of tourists come to the Yakima Valley for the sunshine, scenery and recreation. From the Rattlesnake Hills to the Yakima Valley Mall, there’s something for everyone. The Yakima Valley’s culture and heritage ranges from the military crispness of restored Fort Simcoe and the proud history reflected by the Yakama Nation, to the historic Teapot Dome and an abundance of specialized museums featuring aspects of this region’s past. The following museums and interpretive centers offer a flavorful and entertaining glimpse of our valley, today and yesterday.


Scenes From The Old West
Toppenish, the “City of Murals,” has over 55 murals with more in the planning stage. The murals show scenes from the Old West, railroading, rodeos, farming, aviation events, and various historical events. Every mural painted is a historically correct depiction of the area’s history. Murals can be viewed from Conestoga Wagons pulled by mules. Or you can take a walking or auto tour of these beautiful murals. These tours offer a narrated history of each mural with an opportunity to stop and photograph the murals of your choice. Enjoy the annual Mural in a Day program held the first Saturday of June, where you can watch several artists complete a large mural in one day.


Yakima Nation Cultural Center
Yakima’s cultural diversity is represented well by the Yakama Tribe. The Yakama Nation Cultural Center represents and preserves the Native American culture and how Native Americans adapted to our current society. The Cultural Center has become a focal point of activity for the Yakama Tribe, and a major cultural event for thousands of visitors.


As you travel to the Yakima Valley on I-90, stop in Ellensburg to visit the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI), located on the Central Washington University campus at the corner of “D” Street and Dean Nicholson Boulevard.

Begun in 1966, this is the first and longest-running research project of its kind. Washoe and the other three signing chimpanzees (Loulis, Tatu, and Dar) have acquired extensive American Sign Language (ASL) vocabularies. They gesture and vocalize the same as free-living chimpanzees and also use ASL in their interactions with humans and with one another. Chimposiums are one-hour educational workshops involving our world-renowned signing chimpanzees. It traces Project Washoe from its inception to the present, and discusses free-living chimpanzee culture, the plights of both free-living and captive chimpanzees, and chimpanzee sign language conversations. The workshop also includes a guided observation of Washoe and her family.

The CHCI is designed to facilitate research on primate communication, human as well as chimpanzee, and serves as a training center for students, an educational center for the general public, and a sanctuary for Washoe and her family. Prepaid reservations to attend a Chimposium are highly recommended.