RICHLAND, WASHINGTON

  • The REACH - The Reach is an interpretive center whose goal is centered on becoming a reflection of the people of the region as well as the elements and geology of the Hanford Reach National Monument.Stop here to learn about the Native Americans, Lewis and Clark, the history of the area including the Northern Pacific Railroad and more! In the year 2000, President Clinton established the 196,000-acre Hanford Reach National Monument, recognizing the historical, ecological, and scientific importance of the last free-flowing section of the mighty Columbia River. Today, the REACH stands as a gateway to the National Monument and a unique gathering place celebrating the stories of the Columbia River basin and its people. Using indoor and outdoor exhibits, The REACH teaches many stories of this interesting region. Learn the history and culture of this interesting river town through personal accounts and artifacts highlighting how the top-secret Manhattan Project transformed the Mid-Columbia region during World War II. Discover how engineers at the Hanford Site raced to produce material for the nuclear weapons that ended the war, and see how Hanford’s nuclear legacy both threatens and helps protect this unique desert and river ecosystems today. Explore exhibits that display the giant lava flows and cataclysmic ice age floods that sculpted the river’s course. Spend the day exploring this 10,000 square-foot museum, enjoying the many permanent exhibits including The Land Takes Form, The Living Land, and Manhattan Project at Hanford: 1942-1947, Digital Planets, and more. Outdoor Exhibits include Community Garden, Native Plant Communities, Columbia Center Rotary Outdoor Theater, and Animals of The REACH Interpretive Trail!

  • Sacajawea State Park - Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, The Sacajawea State Park marks a significant point in American History.Guests can explore the Interpretive Center on the Park grounds which feature the history of Lewis and Clark.The Interpretive Center highlights the history on this site and focuses on the Corps of Discovery’s voyage from modern-day Missouri to these grounds with the helpful guidance of their Native American interpreter, Sacajawea. Sacajawea State Park spans 284 acres across the city of Richland, located at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers. It features 9,100 feet of freshwater shoreline. The area is in the perfect location to get a picture perfect image of the big sky and excellent views of the two rivers as they converge into one. The interpretive center features interactive displays that tell the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the experiences of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone Indian woman who accompanied the expedition.

  • Franklin County Historical Society and Museum - The home of the Franklin County Historical Society, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the county’s past. Their purpose is to collect artifacts and information explaining the history of the town and present their collections within a beautiful museum. The Museum was originally constructed in 1910 as part of Andrew Carnegie's worldwide library construction program. The high ceilings and dark wood trim create an authentic period-atmosphere for this collection of historic artifacts and information. A new library was built in 1962, after which the building served several different business concerns, ending in a period of abandonment and neglect. In 1980 the library made the decision to convert themselves into a museum to help preserve the history of their town. Between 1980 and 1982, the building was beautifully refurbished by volunteers.

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INCLUDED TOUR

Richland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Richland is located at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. The town has become an important hub for produce and local food and products. Visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty of this stunning and unique river-town. Spend the day exploring the many attractions and shops that line the streets of the city. Richland is weaved with history and filled with a culture that is unlike other northwest cities. Experience a place that thrives on the community and utilizes the support from each other to sustain a strong, intertwined city.

Richland, Washington

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Wine and Spirits on Red Mountain

Embark on a journey through the Red Mountain Viticulture Area.  Generally recognized as one of the North-west’s best suited to grow wine grapes, we’ll lead you on a tour through the progression of the area with samplings of the wines borne from their fruits along the way.  Discover the history of the Red Mountain area and the contributions of wine production in the Pacific Northwest.  A visit Hedges Family Estate and Winery will provide stunning views, before continuing to Black Heron Spirits. Following Black Heron Spirits, our journey will continue as we make our way to Kiona Vineyards and Winery, a family run vineyard.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  2 hours

CAPACITY 30 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$69.00

TIMING

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Red Mountain American Viticultural Area

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Kionait Vineyards and Winery, Hedges Family Estate, Black Heron Spirits, Samplings of local wines and fruits throughout the excursion

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Southbound Voyages

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PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Kayak Adventure

Board your own personal vessel and glide onto the surface of the River. Guests will travel through endless fields that continue past your line of vision, cliffs and bluffs that stretch so high into the horizon, you will need to tilt your head back and shield the sun, just to get a view of the top. As you guide your floating vessel along, enjoy a view of some of the Northwest’s most beautiful and spectacular wilderness and wildlife. Your guide will lead the way onto the banks of Bateman Island, situated comfortably between the two rivers and mentioned by Lewis and Clark in their expedition journals.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  3 hours

CAPACITY 12 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$79.00

TIMING

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Endless natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest, Native wildlife

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Yakima Delta, Columbia River, Personal and Tandem Kayak Adventure, Bateman Island

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Southbound Voyages

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PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Pendleton and the Wild West

Today’s western adventure brings us to Pendleton, Oregon and highlights the Native American Heritage of the Pacific Northwest and the profound influence the natives held on the traditions and culture of this region.  We’ll begin at Tamastslikt, where guests have the unique opportunity to step foot on an actual Native American Reservation. Then, we’ll stop at the local Hamley Steakhouse for a delicious western lunch before some free time in downtown Pendleton to do a little shopping. Then, we’ll walk over to the grounds of the Pendleton Round-Up.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  7.75 hours

CAPACITY  50 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$99.00

TIMING

8:30 AM – 4:15 PM 

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Pendleton, Oregon – The real “Wild West”, The Palouse

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Tamatslikt Reservation and Interpretive Center, Pendleton Woolen Mills Factory Tour & Store, Western local lunch at Hamley Steakhouse, Pendleton Round-Up Hall of Fame or Underground Tour

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Eastbound Voyages only

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