About the Tri-Cities

Photo illustration: Highlights of the Tri-Cities area

​​​Welcome to the Tri-Cities: Richland, Pasco, Kennewick

The greater Tri-Cities area offers a multitude of recreational, cultural and historical activities to enjoy. With 300-plus days of sunshine per year the Tri-Cities offers nearly unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 The Rivers

​The Confluence of the Snake, Yakima and Columbia Rivers:  The area has an aquatic playground second to none. The area’s inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region to enjoy sailing, power and pleasure boating, waterskiing, swimming, world-class fishing, windsurfing, and much more. Enjoy spectacular geography and cultural history on a jet boat tour of the Columbia River’s famous Hanford Reach.

 Spectator Sports

​Sports enthusiasts love the Tri-Cities. Our professional sports teams: Tri-City Americans, WHL ice hockey; Tri-City Dust Devils, an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies; and the Tri-Cities Fever, a member of the National Indoor Football League, offer high-energy entertainment for everyone.

 Premier Golf Courses

​The Tri-Cities' exceptional climate makes golf one of our most popular recreational pursuits. With seven beautiful courses and two championship putting courses, there are challenges for golfers of every skill level. 

 Walking and Hiking Trails

​The Tri-Cities' boasts an excellent 23-mile walking trail along the beautiful Columbia River shoreline. The trail takes you through several municipal parks, wildlife areas, historical sites and local communities.

 Award Winning Wineries

Known as "The Heart of Washington Wine Country," there are nearly 700 “local” wineries in south central Washington. The Columbia Valley shares the same latitude as the world-famous Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France providing ideal soil and weather conditions for producing exceptional wines.  

 Historical and Scientific Museums

​Nearly a dozen museums featuring historical, cultural and scientific experiences focused on Lewis & Clark’s history, Hanford Site and the Manhattan Project history, nuclear technology, salmon habitat, renewable energy, Kennewick Man, Indian and tribal history, airmail and aviation firsts, railroads, and the world's largest laser interferometers offering a cutting-edge science and engineering experience.  ​​​


Community Resources

City of Richland:


City of Kennewick:

City of Pasco: 

Tri-Cities Information:
(Schools, reloca​ting, visiting)

State of Washington Information:

Local Colleges and Universities

Washington State University Tri-Cities:

Columbia Basin Community College: www.columbiabasin.edu

Contact Information:

​Human Resources