In the Tri-Cities, visitors will find outdoor adventures for all ages. The confluence of the Snake, Yakima and Columbia Rivers has produced an aquatic playground second to none. The areas inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region who enjoy sailing, power and pleasure boating, wakeboarding, swimming, windsurfing, and much more. Golfing, fishing and sightseeing are all popular activities to try during your stay.
Recreational facilities abound with seven riverfront parks and 67 miles of paved pedestrian and bike trails. In fact, the Tri-Cities area offers 16.7 miles of paved bike trails per 100,000 people nearly three times the amount of other metropolitan areas in the state.
Escape civilization on a jetboat tour of the Hanford Reach where you will see the majestic White Bluffs, remnants of old town sites and plentiful wildlife. Step onto a relaxing river cruise where you will have an amazing view of a brilliant Tri-Cities sunset or spend the day floating the river.
Riverfront parks in all three cities offer a chance for relaxed family outings, warm weather fun and a personal view of breathtaking sunsets on the peaceful Columbia River. There are 21 recreational parks in the Tri-Cities area and several trails within the region. The 22 mile Sacagawea Heritage Trail boasts sections ideal for mountain biking, roller blading, walking or jogging. The trail is also perfect for viewing the multitude of birds that inhabit the Columbia Basin.
If youre a sports maniac, head out to a Class A minor league baseball game, Western Hockey League hockey game or a National Indoor Football League game.
The Tri-City Dust Devils play at their self-named stadium in Pasco. The Dust Devils games have been a fun Tri-Cities sporting event for the whole family for more than a decade! In addition to being entertaining, evening games are a perfect way to enjoy the Tri-Cities relaxing summertime weather.
Winter is the time to head inside the Three Rivers Coliseum to watch the Tri-City Americans hockey team skate across the ice. The Americans, a Tri-Cities team since 1988, draws sell-out crowds because of their great plays and huge wins! The Americans regular season runs from September to March.
The Tri-Cities Fever indoor football team is new to the Tri-Cities in 2005. Their season runs from March to June and is an exciting addition to the local sports scene. Games are played at the Three Rivers Coliseum.
If you plan on being in the Tri-Cities the last full weekend of July, dont miss the Tri-Cities Water Follies. Hydroplanes racing at 200 miles per hour, overhead aerial demonstrations, and plenty of entertainment on land, make the Columbia Cup the largest weekend event in Eastern Washington!
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More than $1 million put back in community. Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
6222 W. John Day, Kennewick - 800-890-6485
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Atomic Bowl, Joker's Casino & Sports Lounge
The Tri-Cities most complete family entertainment facility. Featuring a 24-lane bowling center, full-service sports lounge and Las Vegas-style casino. Bring the whole family!
624 Wellsian Way, Richland - 509-943-1173
Celebrity Bowl & Casino
Family fun center. Featuring: youth groups, leagues, birthday parties and automatic scoring. Visit our new Casino, lounge, and Camille's Sidewalk Cafe.
711 Vineyard Dr., Kennewick - 509-582-4343
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Wildhorse Casino Resort
Nestled at the base of the majestic Blue Mountains near Pendleton, Oregon, offers a 24-hour casino, championship golf course, hotel, RV Park, restaurants and gift shops, special events and live entertainment plus the impressive Tamastislikt Cultural Institute.
72777 Hwy 331, Pendleton, OR 97801 - 800-654-9453
Yakama Nation Legends Casino
The Yakima Legends Casino is a 51,000 square foot full service Casino. Legends offers a variety of gaming including Poker, Keno, Bingo, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Red Dog, Let it Ride, and the Money Wheel. The Legends Casino offers an all you can eat Themed Buffet and a full service Deli. Both are open 7 days a week.
580 Fort Rd., Toppenish - 509-865-8800
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Eagle Lakes Ranch Lodge
Our 12 suite lodge offers a breathtaking view, dining room, bar, outdoor pool and hot tub, sauna, gym and game room. We are an ORIVS fly fishing lodge and we have over 150,000 acres of private land hunting.
903 Eagle Rd., Othello - 509-488-4484
Going Fishing Guide Service
Over 40 years of experience fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout, and sturgeon on Pacific Northwest rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. Large, well-equipped boat for comfort and safety. USCG/WA licensed plus First Aid/CPR trained. Fish one to four people.
28603 E. Ruppert Rd., Benton City - 509-430-6448
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Health & Fitness
Tri-City Court Club
A multi-purpose, family-oriented health club and FitLife Network member. Fitness programs for all ages and lifestyles. Day use passes are available.
1350 N. Grant St., Kennewick - 509-783-5465
The only gym in the area with world famous Body Training Systems programs including BODYPUMP - the world's #1 class, BODYCOMBAT, BODYSTEP, and BODYFLOW. Beautiful 25-meter swimming pool, spa, saunas, tanning and more! Day use passes and multi-day packs available.
2008 N. Pittsburgh St., Kennewick - 509-735-3221
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Three Rivers Ice Arena
7000 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336 - (509) 783-9999
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Regional Points of Interest
Ed Hendler Memorial Bridge between Kennewick & Pasco. When originally constructed, it was the longest-span, concrete cable-stay suspension bridge in the world. This record has since been surpassed, but the bridge remains a beautiful landmark and has received many architectural & engineering awards.
The Columbia Park Family Fishing Pond is a first-of-a-kind (pilot) fishery project. The Family Fishing Waters is a Washington Department of Fisheries project to promote an adult/youth mentoring atmosphere. Juveniles (under 15 years old) and holders of disability licenses only.
Stonehenge Memorial in the Columbia River Gorge. Built by Sam Hill as a replica of England's Stonehenge. It was the first monument in the U.S. to honor the dead from World War I. Maryhill founder Sam Hill built the memorial to honor those from Klickitat County who died overseas. Open 7am - 10pm daily.
Lyons Ferry State Park, Marmes Rockshelter,
and Fish Hatchery
Located in a remote section of eastern Washington at the confluence of the Snake and Palouse Rivers. In 1968 Washington State University researchers discovered human bones in what came to be known as the Marmes Rockshelter. The bones were determined to be at least 10,000 years old--and one of the earliest known human occupation sites in North America. Damming on the river has covered the actual site with water, but the graves were moved to a nearby hill that is accessible via a three-quarter mile trail (509) 646-3252. The nearby Lyons Ferry Hatchery has self-guided tours available of the fish rearing ponds and hatchery. 509-549-3551
Palouse Falls State Park
One of the most incredible waterfalls in Washington State. The Palouse River plunges over a wide semicircle of volcanic rock into an enormous pool almost 200 feet below. Dark basalt and dry sage-and-grass landscape contrast this immense natural spectacle. The State park also has grassy picnic areas and restroom facilities. Primitive trails lead to the top of the falls and down into the gorge below. 800-452-5687
In 1836 Marcuss and Narcissa Whitman built a mission among the Cayuse Indians that became an important stop on the Oregon Trail. The Whitmans and 11 others were eventually killed by the Cayuse in the Whitman Mission Massacre. A hilltop monument has been erected at the site. The location of the original buildings are outlined on the grounds of this national historic site; pioneer demonstrations and films supplement artifacts and museum displays. 509-529-2761
Fort Walla Walla Museum
Located on what was an 1857 military reservation, this complex showcases an authentic pioneer village of original and replica buildings. A 33-mule team and wheat combine depict early harvests. The museum stages many historic events throughout the year, including a Mountain Man Rendezvous in July and a Harvest Festival in September. 509-525-7703
Yakama National Cultural Heritage Center
Located on the ancestral grounds of the Yakama's 1.4 million care reservation. The Yakamas lived in harmony with these lands for thousands of years - now they share their heritage with visitors from around the world. The Cultural Center features a museum, restaurant, library, theater, RV Park/Resort, and gift shop.509-865-2800
"Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies" high above Vantage on cliffs overlooking the Columbia River, metal sculptures featuring life-size horses running over the hills--breathtaking at sunset.
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Rollarena Skating Center
The Rollarena skating center provides a wide array of family fun: general sessions; birthday parties; private parties for schools, churches and clubs; roller hockey; lessons; and a competitive skating club.
849 Stevens Dr., Richland - 509-946-6971
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The Tri-City Americans Hockey Club are members of the Western Hockey League and make their home at the Tri-Cities Coliseum. The regular season runs from September through March.
7000 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick - 509-736-0606
Tri-City Dust Devils
An affiliated professional baseball team. Bring the family and enjoy the action!
6200 Burden Blvd., Pasco - 509.544.8789
Professional indoor football team that is a franchise member of the NIFL. 2005 Indoor Bowl Champions!
7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick - 509-222-2215
Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of soccer for our community's youth.
6160 Burden Blvd., Pasco - 509-544-0276
Tri-City Water Follies Association
The Columbia Cup with Wings features the world's fastest race boats, the Unlimited Hydroplanes, air show performers and military demonstrations plus activities throughout Columbia Park.
1313 W. Clark St., Pasco - 509-547-2203
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