10 Things to Do in West Richland That You Shouldn't Miss

September 21, 2017 Russell Mellin

West Richland is a 22-square-mile (57 km) city in Benton County, Washington, United States. The population was 11,811 at the 2010 census. The city is generally included in the Tri-Cities along with Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco.
Restaurants in West Richland

1. Hanford Nuclear Reservation

2000 Logston Blvd, Richland, WA 99354-5300 +1 509-376-7411
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

Hanford Nuclear Reservation

Reviewed By MarkStephenSouder - Seattle, Washington

First -- it's free, and that's always a winner. This is a four-hour tour lead by soon to be docents (once they are official NPS employees) who are former employees who ran the place. The history they cover every school child should hear. In the time of digital -- it is amazing to see how analog worked. I'm a sucker for any factory tour -- but this was no ordinary factory. They give you a view of modern verification by the Soviets (no water, no reaction), and a behind the scenes tour of the control rooms, and the infrastructure that made the Manhattan Project work. This site is one-third of the Manhattan Project National Historical Monument - the other two are Los Alamos in New Mexico, and Oak Ridge in Tennessee. It's decontaminated, so you don't need to pack your lead underwear.

2. Red Mountain Trails

27314 E Ambassador Pr NE, Benton City, WA 99320-7543
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5 based on 37 reviews

Red Mountain Trails

Red Mountain Trails offers trail riding and wagon ride tours of Red Mountain vineyards and wineries. Enjoy a wagon ride dinner as the sun sets over the vineyards, or take a ride on our wonderful trail horses.

Reviewed By Sally O - Richland, Washington

Red Mountain Trail Rides lived up to everything our tour promised and more. We did the 3.5-hour winery trail ride with lunch. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative about the vineyards, the wineries, and the history of the area. The horses were docile yet with...MoreThanks for the great review! So fun to share the day with you and I'm SO glad the weather not only cooperated, but really DELIVERED! What a great day!

3. Candy Mountain Trail

71004 E 669 PR NE, Richland, WA, between Badger Mountain to the south and Red Mountain to the north, West Richland, WA 99352
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Candy Mountain Trail

Reviewed By CMN14 - Boise, Idaho

The recently opened Candy Mountain Trail opened in May 2017 after volunteers completed many hours of work to prepare the trail for hikers. You'll walk just under 3.5 miles on this hike, walking up a gradual slope to reach the top of the mountain where you'll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area. With the Columbia River in the distance, you'll be able to take in both the suburban housing areas as well as acres of grapes, cherries and apples being grown in this region.

The climb to the top is gentle -- rated a level 1 to 2 in terms of difficulty -- and is a gravel path cut through fields of cheat grass and periodic wildflowers.

4. Terra Blanca Vintners

34715 N Demoss Rd, Benton City, WA 99320-8797 +1 509-588-6082
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Terra Blanca Vintners

Located on 300 acres of renown wine grape region Red Mountain in eastern Washington state, Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard's beautiful winery has panoramic views of the lower Yakima Valley. At the tasting room guests are invited to sample a variety of premium wines.

Reviewed By tracey k - Redmond, Washington

The view is so fabulous through the many windows and porch area, it is like a movie screen image. Plenty of elbow room in the tasting area, lovely covered porch with tables to linger on. On summer weekends they fire up wood burning pizza oven. They two different tasting menus, and in our experience over the years, it is not a question of whether you like anything, but rather, which you cannot live without and which you regrettably leave behind. Outstanding service and knowledgeable staff, lovely grounds.

5. Howard Amon Park

900 Amon Park Rd N, Richland, WA +1 509-942-7529
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Howard Amon Park

Reviewed By MSells - Snohomish, Washington

Had a nice walk along the river just begore sunset. Weather was nice and the fall colors were still pretty.

6. Hanford Reach Interpretive Center

1943 Columbia Park Trl, Richland, WA 99352-4803 +1 509-943-4100
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Hanford Reach Interpretive Center

Reviewed By rowdoc - Tacoma, Washington

Here for a wedding (a wonderful venue by the way) we took some time to view the displays. It is small but gives a nice overview of the area. It covers the history of Hanford and the atomic bomb as well as the geology of...MoreThank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the facility.

7. Tucannon Cellars

40504 N Demoss Rd, Benton City, WA 99320-8791 +1 509-545-9588
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5 based on 26 reviews

Tucannon Cellars

We are a new family owned and operated winery located at the base of Red Mountain, in Benton City WA. We make small lots of hand crafted wine sourced from local vineyards. Our goal is to introduce truly hand-crafted Washington wines, at a reasonable price, while also providing a brief education and synopsis of each wine served. As of 2017 we have completed our wedding venue and event center. If you're hosting a special event in our area, we ask that you keep us in mind, as we are truly one of a kind!

Reviewed By Brown_Samantha - Washington

The location of this winery is just down the road from Terra Blanca; while TB has the WOW factor, Tucannon Cellars is beautiful and cozy all in its own class. Our small group visited on a rainy day, so foot traffic was down. It worked out great, as we got a lot of personal attention from Ethan.

This is truly a family business. Ethan is very knowledgeable about the wines they produce. The owners stopped in and we got to visit with them for a little bit. The tasting room is small, with a sitting area next to a fireplace. There is a deck built around this mature tree, how unique is that!! Would love to visit when the weather is warmer to enjoy the view. They have the new Sugar Pine Barn for events, e.g. weddings. Very ideal setting.

Now on to the wines: obviously that is very subjective. We enjoyed both whites and reds; ended up purchasing red blends and a Malbec. Phil, the owner, even took us to the barrel room to sample the Carménère when he found out we've visited Chile recently and got introduced to the variety.

It is apparent they are passionate about the wines they have. We planned a brief visit, but ended up lingering for this wonderful experience. Keep up the good work!

Tasting fee is $10, complimentary with wine purchase.

8. Kiona Vineyards and Winery

44612 N Sunset Rd, Benton City, WA 99320-7500 +1 509-588-6716
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Kiona Vineyards and Winery

We plant grapes. We grow grapes. We make wine. We sell wine. All on Red Mountain. And all as a family. Come taste wine.

Reviewed By Coug8491 - Richland, Washington

In reviewing wineries it's tough because it's all subjective to your palate... in this case I was not a fan of the wine and that is just a personal opinion, the price points or fine, the location was beautiful and the people were nice... so that is why it got a 2 out of 5 because it is totally a personal opinion with wineries

9. Barnard Griffin Winery

878 Tulip Ln, Richland, WA 99352-8588 +1 509-627-0266
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Barnard Griffin Winery

Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington state and is an important part of every wine enthusiast's tour of the state's greatest wineries. The tasting room is open daily from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The winery campus also features a restaurant, The Kitchen at Barnard Griffin, and a fused glass art gallery, db Studios. In addition to tasting our award winning wines, enjoy lunch or dinner in the Kitchen at Barnard Griffin. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00pm until 9:00pm. During your visit you can also experience the art of glass fusion at db Studios. The studio hosts many glass fusing classes and the campus displays beautiful glass pieces created by winery co-owner, Deborah Barnard.

Reviewed By CPT_Laurion - Kennewick, Washington

This is one of our favorite wineries in the Tri-Cities. Their tasting room is small, fun, and aesthetically pleasing (they own a glass studio too and frequently hold classes/events). While not our favorite venue, they have the largest and most diverse collection of enjoyable wines...MoreThank you so much for your loyal support and patronage. We are continually grateful for our repeat guests and friends in the community!

10. Hedges Family Estate

53511 N Sunset Rd, Benton City, WA 99320-6503 +1 509-588-3155
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Hedges Family Estate

Dedicated in September 1995, the Chateau is surrounded by biodynamic and organic vineyards. Proprietors Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges have created a beautiful destination, to showcase the Estate's world class wines. Hedges Family Estate is nestled in the heart of the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area. Red Mountain AVA is a Wine Enthusiast 2014 Wine Star Award nominee, Wine Region category. Call for hours or to make an appointment. Private tasting and tours available. Our Tasting Room Opens April 6, 2018 for the season.

Reviewed By Jessie S - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

My husband and I visited this winery based on the reviews and we were not disappointed! The tasting room is beautiful. We also received a tour of their French country kitchen...nice! The winery was offering a tasting of six wines (1 white, 4 reds, and a port) for $10; $5 of which was refundable if a purchase was made. My husband and I both got our own tasting. The pours were quite nice and we honestly could have shared a tasting. While the winery was quite busy, I would have liked to have heard a little more details about each wine that was poured. We did enjoy the wines! Their estate is beautiful with great views. My husband and I walked through some of the vineyards checking out the grapes and vines. We would definitely recommend this winery...just share a tasting so you are not in the tasting room for so long and can get out and enjoy the view!

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