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Text Box: Whatcom County has four established institutions of higher learning:
Western Washington University (WWU)
Northwest Indian College (NIC)
Bellingham Technical  College (BTC)
Whatcom Community College (WWC)
Text Box: If you visit Whatcom County, take time to walk around the campuses and enjoy the landscaping and architecture, as well as the diverse artwork and sculptures.
Text Box: The Amtrak station is next to the  Alaska Ferry Terminal in Bellingham. Amtrak is a popular way to travel from Bellingham to Seattle or Vancouver, BC.
Text Box: Both Amtrak passenger trains and Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight trains use tracks that separate homes and business from the waterfront. 
Condos and homes with waterfront views also have a front row seat to train activity and noise.