Welcome to

Union Gap

The oldest community in the Yakima Valley (est. 1883), Union Gap is now thriving with events, business and shopping.

About the Community

Union Gap is still known to many locals as Old Town, but over the past two decades, the city of about 6,500 residents has evolved into the Valley’s largest retail center, bringing in national and regional brands that attract thousands of people a day from Ellensburg to Sunnyside.

The Valley Mall and its surrounding mini malls continually bring in big-name national retail stores and restaurants, and the city has become a vital part of the region’s economy, employing hundreds of local residents. More businesses have been relocating here due to friendly development regulations and the relatively affordable cost of land.

Aside from its economic impact, Union Gap also offers tourists ample opportunities to learn about the Valley’s history. The Central Washington Agricultural Museum, located in Fullbright Park, preserves the agricultural heritage of the area with its large collection of antique farm machines and tools. A series of interactive exhibits highlight this 19-acre, open-air museum.

Events includes the Old Steel Car Show (end of April); Old Town Days & Civil War Reenactment (Fathers’ Day Weekend); the Pioneer Power Show and Swap Meet (third weekend in August) featuring vintage farm equipment, steam engines, demonstrations and more; and Agri-Copia (second weekend in October).

Learn more about this bustling city at



416 S 3rd Street
Yakima, WA 98901

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