Top 10 Things to do in Richland, United States

August 29, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 48,058. April 1, 2013, estimates from the Washington State Office of Financial Management put the city's population at 51,150. Along with the nearby cities of Pasco and Kennewick, Richland is one of the Tri-Cities, and is home to the Hanford nuclear site.
Restaurants in Richland

1. Hanford Nuclear Reservation

2000 Logston Blvd, Richland, WA 99354-5300 +1 509-376-7411
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

Hanford Nuclear Reservation

Reviewed By MarkStephenSouder - Seattle, Washington

First -- it's free, and that's always a winner. This is a four-hour tour lead by soon to be docents (once they are official NPS employees) who are former employees who ran the place. The history they cover every school child should hear. In the time of digital -- it is amazing to see how analog worked. I'm a sucker for any factory tour -- but this was no ordinary factory. They give you a view of modern verification by the Soviets (no water, no reaction), and a behind the scenes tour of the control rooms, and the infrastructure that made the Manhattan Project work. This site is one-third of the Manhattan Project National Historical Monument - the other two are Los Alamos in New Mexico, and Oak Ridge in Tennessee. It's decontaminated, so you don't need to pack your lead underwear.

2. Howard Amon Park

900 Amon Park Rd N, Richland, WA +1 509-942-7529
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Howard Amon Park

Reviewed By MSells - Snohomish, Washington

Had a nice walk along the river just begore sunset. Weather was nice and the fall colors were still pretty.

3. Hanford Reach Interpretive Center

1943 Columbia Park Trl, Richland, WA 99352-4803 +1 509-943-4100
Excellent
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Hanford Reach Interpretive Center

Reviewed By rowdoc - Tacoma, Washington

Here for a wedding (a wonderful venue by the way) we took some time to view the displays. It is small but gives a nice overview of the area. It covers the history of Hanford and the atomic bomb as well as the geology of...MoreThank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the facility.

4. Barnard Griffin Winery

878 Tulip Ln, Richland, WA 99352-8588 +1 509-627-0266
Excellent
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Barnard Griffin Winery

Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington state and is an important part of every wine enthusiast's tour of the state's greatest wineries. The tasting room is open daily from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The winery campus also features a restaurant, The Kitchen at Barnard Griffin, and a fused glass art gallery, db Studios. In addition to tasting our award winning wines, enjoy lunch or dinner in the Kitchen at Barnard Griffin. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00pm until 9:00pm. During your visit you can also experience the art of glass fusion at db Studios. The studio hosts many glass fusing classes and the campus displays beautiful glass pieces created by winery co-owner, Deborah Barnard.

Reviewed By CPT_Laurion - Kennewick, Washington

This is one of our favorite wineries in the Tri-Cities. Their tasting room is small, fun, and aesthetically pleasing (they own a glass studio too and frequently hold classes/events). While not our favorite venue, they have the largest and most diverse collection of enjoyable wines...MoreThank you so much for your loyal support and patronage. We are continually grateful for our repeat guests and friends in the community!

5. Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve

Sagebrush Trail, Richland, WA 99352
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5 based on 28 reviews

Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve

Reviewed By Beki H

There's not many challenging hikes in Tri-Cities and this will do. It's a well maintained community effort. This time of year there's a great variety of wildflowers in bloom. You will probably see rattle snakes on hot days. I suggest starting from the less crowded Dalles Rd side.

6. Goose Ridge Winery

16304 Dallas Rd, Richland, WA 99352-7750 +1 509-628-3880
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Goose Ridge Winery

Reviewed By Kate M - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Goose Ridge is certainly a must-stop location for anyone looking to try some wine and have a lovely wine-ing experience. If you're a wine connoisseur, I think you'll find some of the offerings to be top notch and if you're a beginner, none of the staff will make you feel like an idiot.

They have wine, food, a really lovely outdoor setting, ample seating, a fireplace, great staff (cheers to Meredith, Christine, and Allison), and even non-alcoholic wine selections for members of your party who aren't partaking in the tasting fun.

I really can't ask for a better place.

7. LIGO Hanford Observatory

127124 N Route 10, Richland, WA 99354 +1 509-372-8106
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5 based on 14 reviews

LIGO Hanford Observatory

Reviewed By Rick S

Drs. Fred Raab and Robert Schofield make the incredible universe somewhat more understandable. Great facility, scientists who go out of their way to make you comfortable and explain the nearly unexplainable and mind blowing discoveries. You can't miss this if you are a fan of science!

8. Badger Mountain Park

350 Keene Ct, Richland, WA 99352-7695
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Badger Mountain Park

Reviewed By Doc-squat

I took 2 of my nieces to the Bridger Mountain Splash Park. Not much for an old man to do except to sit and relax in the shade and write TripAdvisor reviews while my 2 nieces played in the water and stayed cool on a hot July afternoon. It was a double winner.

9. Sacagawea Heritage Trail

Richland-Kennewick Highway 240, Richland, WA
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Sacagawea Heritage Trail

Reviewed By Deanne A - Arizona

This is a lovely paved trail that is very well maintained and takes you through a variety of different areas - some really pretty some not as nice, depending on where you start. I started at Mile 1 just outside of Sacagawea State Park and went for 10 miles. After the first mile (from my starting point) the trail takes you through a very industrial area which isn't all that pretty but eventually gets you back to the waters' edge (after taking you from the West trail to the East trail via the road (on a bike lane though) over the Charles Kilbury overpass. I thought I had lost the trail but was grateful to see it's connecting point. Well worth it!

10. Columbia River Journeys

Richland, WA 99352 +1 509-734-9941
Excellent
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4 based on 22 reviews

Columbia River Journeys

Reviewed By Ashley R - West Linn

We travelled to the Tri-Cities for our anniversary and we had set up the jetboat trip as the centerpoint of our trip. We went out and bough binoculars and had our lunch all ready. We then get a call at 7AM, an hour before our excursion was set to leave, to tell us that the trip is off because we were the only people who signed up. They say that they tried to contact us the day before, but we had no message at our home number or on our cell. I have never seen a business so uncaring about their customers. A simple call in advance and we could have easily adjusted our schedule to go on the previous day. Thank you for putting such a negative experience on what started out as a perfect weekend.

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