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For All the Top Things to Do in Richland, WA

Red Lion Richland is located in a city rich with culture and history. In 1805, Lewis and Clark became famous for their expedition travel in the Tri Cities. It was at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers that the Lewis & Clark Expedition knew, for the first time since entering uncharted territory, exactly where they were.

Today, the three rivers of Snake, Columbia, and Yakima link the three cities of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland -forming the Tri Cities. Together, the three distinct cities offer a multitude of recreational, cultural, and historical activities, including premier year-round golf courses, award-winning wineries, museums, first-class shopping, and an abundance of outdoor recreation. Our Tri Cities travel guide will not only recommend the best things to do in Richland, WA but also the top sights and attractions located in Pasco and Kennewick.

Clover Island Lighthouse

With inspiring views of the Columbia River, the Clover Island Lighthouse is located right on the riverbank. This active lighthouse features a round concrete tower with lantern, gallery and a focal plane of about 70 feet.

Columbia River
The Columbia River is the hub for boating, fishing, swimming, and other recreational aquatic activities. Whether you're with the family or a special someone, spend your day relaxing riverside at this historic waterway.

Hanford Reach National Monument

This stunning area of preserved natural landscape showcases the region's rich history. Plutonium reactors stand along the riverbank, as reminders of our industrial history during WWII and the Cold War. Visit the Hanford Reach National Monument site to learn more.

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
One of the most unusual fossil forests in the world, the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park boasts 7,470 acres of petrified trees that were discovered in the early 1930s. A registered national natural landmark, the Ginkgo Petrified Forest offers a year-round camping ground at Wanapum recreational area and some unforgettable sights. 

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)
An information-packed haven for science enthusiasts, LIGO is a gravitational wave observatory dedicated to studying the gravitational waves that originated hundreds of millions of light-years from earth. Learn more about Einstein's Theory of General Relativity in one of the LIGO's fascinating public tours and introduce your little ones to the thrill of science at the Kids' Corner.

Rollarena Skating Center
Located less than a mile from Red Lion Richland, Rollarena Skating Center provides public skating, party facilities and lessons. Participate in a game of Roller Hockey, dance to an electric light show and introduce the kids to some good ol' fashioned fun at the roller rink.

Wine Country

The Tri-Cities' area wineries are still young enough to be intimate, yet experienced enough to produce world-class wines. A visit to one of the 160 area wineries in the Columbia Valley is a truly unique experience. You will often be greeted by the winemaker and invited to tour the vineyards, labs and warehouse. 

Wineries Near Us

  • Terra Blanca Vinters
    • 34715 Demoss Rd, Benton City WA 99320
    • 509-588-6082
  • Bookwalter Winery
    • 894 Tulip Ln, Richland WA 99352
    • 509-627-5000
  • Tagaris Winery and Taverna Tagaris
    • 844 Tulip Ln, Richland WA 99352
    • 509-628-1619
  • Cooper Wine Company
    • 35306 N Sunset Rd, Benton City WA 99320
    • 509-588-2667

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