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If you like sunshine you won't wonder why Money magazine named this community the best place to live in eastern Washington state.

Known as The Heart of Washington Wine Country, Tri-Cities wineries are located in the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington state and include wineries from Richland, Pasco and Kennewick. The Tri-cities are home to over 300 wineries and wine bars and numerous annual wine-tasting events.

Our rich blend of history, science & technology and the fine arts allows visitors to explore favorite as well as new avenues of entertainment.

Due to the Tri-Cities exceptional climate and immediate access to three rivers, outdoor sports, golfing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, snow-skiing, mountain biking and road-cycling, soccer and other team sports are quite popular.

For a balance of clubs, cultural events, and recreational opportunities, it's hard to beat life in the Tri-Cities!

Three Unique Cities

KENNEWICK was first home to the Chemnapam Indians. The name means "Winter Haven", an appropriate title as the tribe gathered in the mild climate to trade, fish, and pasture their horses. Kennewick is now the largest of the three cities and relies on light industry and retail to support the thriving economy.

PASCO is near the site where the Lewis & Clark expedition made camp in 1805. Pasco has both strong agriculture and industrial roots and is the largest city in the million acre Columbia Basin irrigation project. Pasco is also home to the Tri-Cities airport, which was the first commercial airport west of the Mississippi.

RICHLAND started out as a small farming town; it is now a huge part of the Science and Technology communities worldwide. Richland boasts more Ph.D.'s per capita than any other city in the U.S. 

Recreation and Culture

 The Tri-Cities is a beautiful place to take advantage of challenging National Service opportunities.

Long stretches of water, combined with the sun, make the Tri-Cities the ideal spot for all kinds of recreation. Located where the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers meet, the Tri-Cities is the hub of the busy and vibrant Mid-Columbia region.

Discover your leadership abilities while serving in a community with a rich scientific and technological industry, abundant agriculture,world-class wineries, a diverse artistic community and first class sports teams.

There's something here for everyone! From Merlots to museums to musicals; from performing arts to performance sports...from canoeing to cycling ... and soccer to skiing ... there's plenty to see and do around the Mid-Columbia.

Explore our corner of the Northwest and find suggestions on where to spend a free day.