Benton County Washington

Overview

Founded in 1905 from a mixture of Klickitat and Yakima county, Benton county is an agricultural hub in the state. Bringing in over $900 million per year in crops alone, this county of just over 190,000 sure pulls its own weight. When visiting, chances are you’ll head over to Kennewick or Richland, both filled with outdoor activities on the Columbia River, and science based museums.

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Lewis and Clark in Richland

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Washington’s First Organic Winery

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