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Museums & Interpretive Centers

Follow in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark and their guide Sacajawea. Or learn about the history of Hanford, railroads, and Kennewick Man at one of the Tri-Cities' fine museums or interpretive centers.

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B Reactor Museum Association (BRMA)

2000 Logston Blvd.
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 376-1647
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BRMA is an all-volunteer association of individuals and groups working to preserve the historic B Reactor on the Hanford Nuclear Site in southeastern Washington State as a public museum.

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Benton County Historical Museum

Prosser City Park
Prosser, WA 99350
(509) 786-3842

Follow Lewis & Clark along the banks of the Columbia River and discover the Tri-Cities through colorful displays and artifacts.

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Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology

95 Lee Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 943-9000
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The Center features exhibits on history of the Mid-Columbia region, agriculture and food processing, Hanford history, environmental restoration, nuclear technology and Columbia River salmon habitat and restoration efforts. Admission charge. Open Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

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East Benton County Historical Society Museum

205 Keewaydin Dr.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 582-7704
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Located in Kennewick's oldest park, the museum features the Kennewick Man, a petrified wood floor, arrowhead collection and numerous items pertaining to the settlement of the area.

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Fort Walla Walla Museum

755 Myra Rd.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-7703
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The museum showcases a 16-building pioneer village. Open April through October, exhibits feature a 33-mule hitch and Lewis & Clark diorama. Many activities occur throughout the season, including Fort Walla Walla Days in June, and Living History presentations each weekend.

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Franklin County Historical Museum

305 N. 4th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-3714
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LIGO Hanford Observatory

P.O. Box 159
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 372-8106
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Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)LIGO seeks to open a new window on the universe using the world's largest laser interferometers.  Cutting-edge science and engineering fuel the Observatory's quest to measure the faint ripples of gravitational waves.  LIGO Hanford Observatory offers free-admission facility tours on the second Saturday and the fourth Friday of each month.  Route 10, Richland,  372-8106, outreach@ligo-wa.caltech.edu, www.ligo-wa.c

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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

47106 Wildhorse Blvd.
Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 966-9748
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Visit this Tribally-owned interpretive center on both the Oregon and Lewis & Clark National Historic Trails. Experience the world of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes through Coyote stories, Elders teachings, songs, artifacts, exquisite museum gifts and Kinship Cafe. 

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The REACH

1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 943-4100
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The REACH is a hybric institution. Opening in July 2014, the REACH is dedicated to advancing education for learners of all ages through exhibits, tours, programs, themed events, workshops, conferences and culinary activities. The REACH celebrates history & heritage, agriculture and natural resources, science and technology, culture and diversity, as well as the visual and performing arts.

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White Bluffs Quilt Museum

294 Torbett
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 943-2552
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A bright spot in this community, the Center provides exhibits & classes for adults & children in quilting, weaving, spinning, basketry, conservation & all textile arts. The Center will provide a special program for your group. For more information, check out our web site.

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Yakama Nation Museum

Spiel-yi Loop, P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
(509) 865-2800
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Known as "The Heart of Washington Wine Country," the Tri-Cities region is home to more than 160 wineries within a one-hour drive. Visitors can sample award winning wines or enjoy a spectacular landscape of vineyards.

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