Benton County

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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The Trail to Tamales in Tri-Cities

The Trail to Tamales in Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities is known for its hot, dry sunshine, its celebrated wines, the cool, refreshing rivers that snake through the cities and for an unmatched and intense authenticity in its people and their food.Miss Tamale The realness is especially apparent walking into...

Celebrating Christmas in Tri-Cities

Celebrating Christmas in Tri-Cities

As the days grow shorter, darker and quietly fade away from the brilliance of the fall, nightfall begins to sparkle throughout the Tri-Cities. Streets are adorned in holiday color and cheer, neighborhoods are draped in lush and glittering adornments and the entire...

A Season of Thanks in the Tri-Cities

A Season of Thanks in the Tri-Cities

Thanksgiving in the Tri-Cities is more than just a day; it is a season. It is a season of giving, of gratitude and a season of togetherness that reaches farther than family, friends or neighbors. It is a season that spans throughout the community in wide, sweeping...

Top 5 Taco Trucks in the Tri-Cities

Top 5 Taco Trucks in the Tri-Cities

Visiting the Tri-Cities There are over 200 wineries within a one-hour drive of the Tri-Cities, many of them are award-winning and producing world renowned wines. The AVAs around the Tri-Cities are often referred to as a “young Napa Valley,” and the Tri-Cities has been...

Lewis and Clark in Richland

Lewis and Clark in Richland

The Plan On October 16th, 1805 Richland was put on the map thanks to the famous cross-country journey by Lewis and Clark. After purchasing Louisiana from France in 1803, President Jefferson wanted to explore more of his great country. He wanted to affirm the...

Washington’s First Organic Winery

Washington’s First Organic Winery

Organic, a buzzword. A lifestyle and a preference for people across the board. In 2002 the USDA released a specific guideline of what makes something organic, or not. But for the founder and owner of Badger Mountain Vineyard in Kennewick, Bill Powers, the concern...