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Tri-Cities Welcomes Riverboats

 

The Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau (TCVCB) is pleased to welcome three legendary regional riverboats to the Tri-Cities area this spring. The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, the Queen of the West and the recently resurrected American Empress will offer local residents and visitors a unique way to experience the Columbia River.

Residents throughout southeastern Washington can enjoy the local scenery from a different perspective with an authentic experience on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. The riverboat will be hosting brunch, lunch and dinner cruises along the Tri-Cities shoreline.

Both the Queen of the West and the American Empress will bring visitors from throughout the Pacific Northwest to the Tri-Cities community for one day during each vessel's week-long cruises, which are held regularly April through November.  Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy local points of interest such as Sacajawea State Park, the Country Mercantile, Hanford Reach National Monument, the historic B Reactor and Washington Wine Country.  

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Tri-Cities Welcomes Riverboat

  • Posted On: April 16, 2014 4:08 PM
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The Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau (TCVCB) is pleased to welcome three legendary regional riverboats to the Tri-Cities area this spring. The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, the Queen of the West and the recently resurrected American Empress will offer local residents and visitors a unique way to experience the Columbia River.

Residents throughout southeastern Washington can enjoy the local scenery from a different perspective with an authentic experience on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. The riverboat will be hosting brunch, lunch and dinner cruises along the Tri-Cities shoreline.

Both the Queen of the West and the American Empress will bring visitors from throughout the Pacific Northwest to the Tri-Cities community for one day during each vessel's week-long cruises, which are held regularly April through November.  Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy local points of interest such as Sacajawea State Park, the Country Mercantile, Hanford Reach National Monument, the historic B Reactor and Washington Wine Country.  

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Tri-Cities 2013 Geocoin Challenge

  • Posted On: June 21, 2013 8:50 AM
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Tall Ships to Set Sail in the Tri-Cities

  • Posted On: June 3, 2013 8:52 AM
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Tall ShipsThe Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain will sail into Pasco this summer, offering a rare chance for visitors to tour the ships or sail upon them.

Launched in 1989, Lady Washington is a replica of one of the first U.S. flagged vessels to visit the west coast of North America. The Hawaiian Chieftain is an interpretation of a early 19th century coastal leader.

The stop in Pasco is part of a seven week tour of Columbia River ports.

Make plans now to enjoy a dockside tour, an adventure sail, evening sail, an all day passage, or a battle reenactment. The tall ships are scheduled to dock in Pasco from June 8-17.

Public tours and excursions will be available.

More information: Click Here

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Junior High Rodeo State Finals this Weekend

  • Posted On: May 14, 2013 9:02 AM
  • Posted By: Jordan Youngs
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Fifty young athletes will compete in the state finals of the Junior High Division of the National High School Rodeo Association this weekend in Kennewick.

Sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade boys and girls will participate in a variety of events including barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway roping, chute dogging, team roping, pole bending, ribbon roping, tie-down roping and bull riding.

The students, ages 11-14, have competed across the state all season, earning points.  The state champions will be decided this weekend, with the top four in each event eligible for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup, New Mexico.

The rodeo starts at noon on Saturday, May 18, and 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick.

Ten contestants from Columbia Burbank Middle School, Desert Hills Middle School, Park Middle School, Benton City Middle School, and Pasco schools will participate in the action.  Some local competitores have already qualified for the national finals in the target shooting event, which held its finals earlier in the month.  

Admission is free and a concession stand will be open. 

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Revelry on Red Mountain - Tickets Still Remain

  • Posted On: May 8, 2013 9:03 AM
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 SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Join us for one of our most popular events back for the 5th year - Revelry on Red Mountain! Red Mountain is a remarkable place, for both scenery and wine. Spend an evening rubbing elbows with growers and winemakers from the region while sitting atop this gold podium at Col Solare Winery. 24 Washington winemakers are bringing their newest releases for a spirited evening of acclaimed wines. A spectacular sunset, panoramic views of the valley below, savory delights from a noted Chef, and the warmth of eastern WA....ahhh, now that's a perfect landing.

NEW IN 2013

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Want more of Red Mountain? Then join us for the inaugural Vineyard Walking Tour hosted by growers on Red Mountain. You will get an up close and personal look at the terroir, technique and vines with our family at Kiona and Jim Holmes of Ciel du Cheval before gathering together for a farm-to-table lunch with Charlie Hoppes at Fidelitas. Afterwards, enjoy a comparison tasting hosted by one of Red Mountain's oldest wineries.

EVENT & TICKET INFO:  http://www.auctionofwashingtonwines.org/events/revelry/ 

 

 

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Spring Barrel Tasting 2013

  • Posted On: April 22, 2013 2:39 PM
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Spring Barrel Tasting returns to Washington Wine Country Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28.

Participating wineries will allow guests to sample unfinsihed wines straight from the barrel.  There will also be other wine realted demos, live entertainment, and local cuisine offered.

Let the Tri-Cities be your "home base" for this wonderful event.  The Tri-Cities offers riverfront accomodations and great restaurants.

MORE EVENT INFO:  http://bit.ly/SD1rPf

BOOK YOUR STAY IN THE TRI-CITIES: http://bit.ly/17eu11N

 

 

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New Restaurants Coming Soon

  • Posted On: April 16, 2013 9:41 AM
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NEW Restaurants coming to the Tri-Cities:

* Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich (Clearwater, Kennewick)
* The Rock Wood Fired Pizza (Southridge area, Kennewick)
* Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Queensgate, Richland)
* Italiano's Serious Pies & Pasta (West Richland)
* Fujiyama's Japanese Restaurant (2nd location, Queensgate)
 * Baan-Khun-Ya (New Thai restaurant on Rd. 68, Pasco)
* Gordan Estates Wine Bar (Broadmoor Park, Pasco)
* Noodle Zone (Burden, across from TRAC, Pasco)
* Mezzo Thai (2nd location on Gage, Richland)

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10th Annual Columbia River Cowboy Gathering & Music Festival

  • Posted On: April 9, 2013 9:25 AM
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One of the Tri-Cities most popular events is happening this weekend.

Here is all the information you need to know regarding the upcoming Cowboy Gathering & Music Festival:

WHEN:  Friday - Sunday, April 12-14. 

WHERE:  Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, WA (1500 S. Oak St.)

WHAT:  Great musical performers.  See the lineup here:  http://bit.ly/10FAY9i

MORE INFO:  www.columbiarivercowboygathering.com

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Tours to be offered on Rattlesnake Mountain

  • Posted On: March 22, 2013 8:31 AM
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They Tri-City Herald is reporting that Fish and Wildlife is planning on offering tours of Tri-Cities' Rattlesnake Mountain in May.

 The tours will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.  A total of 80 people will be able to take the tour on either May 1 or May 4.  Registration begins on April 10 at 8 a.m. at www.hanfordtours.net.

Rattlesnake Mountain is 3,600 feet tall and the highest point in the Mid-Columbia.  It offers visitors one of the best views at the summitt and beautiful wildflowers.

For more information visit the Tri-City Herald

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