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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)

P.O. Box 1531
Richland, WA 99352
(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. http://www.b-reactor.org/ For B Reactor tour information contact: Manhattan Project Tour Headquarters 2000 Logston Blvd. Richland, WA 99352 (509) 376-1647 http://manhattanprojectbreactor.hanford.gov/

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Benton County Historical Museum

1000 Paterson Ave.
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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Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site

Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 989-1449
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The Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site is an Ice Age paleontological excavation south of Kennewick. The dig is managed by MCBONES Research Center Foundation, an all-volunteer educational non-profit organization. Public tours are offered once a month April through October. Tour reservations are required.

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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 Society & Museum

305 N. 4th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-3714
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Travel back in time at the Franklin County Historical Museum! Originally Pasco’s Carnegie Library built in 1911, this period museum tells Franklin County’s story featuring Native American artifacts, early agriculture and transportation. Learn about Leon Cuddeback’s famous 1926 flight, see the podium Harry Truman used in 1950, and much more. Open noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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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. 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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Local Wineries

Known as "The Heart of Washington Wine Country," the Tri-Cities region is home to more than 160 wineries within a 50 mile radius. Visitors can sample award winning wines, or enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful vineyards.

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