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Welcome to the Tri-Cities - Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, where nearly 300 sun-filled days offer visitors a year-round outdoor paradise. Fun in the Sun is a way of life in the Tri-Cities and our surrounding communities.

The confluence of the Snake, Yakima and Columbia Rivers has produced an aquatic playground second to none. The area's inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region to enjoy sailing, boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, and much more.

Due in part to the area's exceptional climate, golf is also one of the Tri-Cities most popular sports. The area's ten beautiful courses challenge the most experienced golfer as well as the beginner. Our area also offers the entertainment of our professional sports teams: The Tri-City Fever Football team AF2 league, the Tri-City Americans WHL ice-hockey and Northwest League Baseball team the Tri-City Dust Devils.

After savoring just one of the local premium wines, the visitor will understand why the area has been rightfully called the "Heart of Washington's Wine Country." The Tri-Cities is centrally located to some of the best wineries our state has to offer.

Not to be overlooked are the area's unique shopping and dining facilities. Almost every item or service imaginable can be found at one or more of the fine stores and shopping areas. A fascinating variety is the only way to describe the many excellent restaurants which offer fine cuisine in pleasing surroundings.

After a fine dinner, enjoy a pleasant evening on the town. Our area offers many opportunities to listen to your favorite music, dance to a live band or take in a play offered by our local Mid-Columbia symphony.

Not long ago, Richland, Pasco and Kennewick were three pleasant little Eastern Washington cities. Today they form a budding metropolitan area that has gained sophistication while keeping its small town charm. This is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Check out the community videos and you'll see why we are sure you will fall in love with the Tri-Cities area. Visit Tri-Cities

To view more detailed information about our Tri-Cities area please visit the TRIDEC Fact Sheet.

Drive times from the Tri-Cities:

City Miles Time

Seattle, WA


3 hrs/30 min

Spokane, WA


2 hrs

Vancouver, WA


3 hrs/40 min

Wenatchee, WA


2 hrs

Yakima, WA


1 hr

Pendleton, OR


1 hr

Portland, OR


3 hrs/30 min

Boise, ID


5 hrs

Lewiston, ID


2 hrs

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