Richland Road Trip to Adventure

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Adventure Awaits!

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Adventures in Richland

There is a lot to explore in Richland!  Our sunny weather, ample outdoor activities and many recreational amenities are tough to beat!

May we suggest you start your morning at The Spudnut Shop? As seen on the Food Network’s Unwrapped and the Travel Channel’s special, Donut Paradise, The Spudnut Shop is world-famous and is Richland’s oldest coffee shop. 

Unique Shops and Hidden Gems 

Take a stroll around the Uptown Shopping Center and poke your head into the many unique small businesses in Richland. Don't miss the Octopus' Garden, a local favorite and tourist destination that has been described as an "oddly curious novelty store" or Adventures Underground, a must see to believe book, music,game and novelty store.  

The Richland Parkway and overall Business District in downtown Richland is also a fun place to find a unique lunch or dinner (no chain stores here) and small, local retail businesses. It's also the backdrop of the Market at the Parkway held every Friday from 9:00 a.m/ tp 1:00 p.m., June through October. 

 

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Enjoy the Waterfront

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Riverfront Trail and other bicycle or walking paths 

Check out Richland's 7-mile Riverfront Trail (part of the 23-mile Sacajawea Heritage Trail) and see where it leads you! 

Urban Greenbelt Trail is a 3.25 trail that encircles the city. It is an easy, flat trail, but has no water fountains along with way. 

 6- mile Keene Trail Way 

Bypass Shelter Belt Trail 

Water Fun 

Richland borders two rivers, the Columbia River and the Yakima River. There are endless places to boat, fish, float or explore. Learn more about the Tri-Cities Rivershore.  

Rent or purchase paddle boards, kayaks, gear or take a lesson – Columbia River Kayak and Adventures 

Rent or purchase bicycles, tandem kayaks or paddle boards - just a block from Howard Amon Park –Greenies

Kayak or float a portion of the 30-mile Tapteal Water Trail on the Yakima River. 

Take a jet boat tour up to the Hanford National Monument or to the lower Snake River on Columbia Jet Boat Journeys.  

Take a 1.5 hour lunch or 2.5 hour dinner cruise, or just hop on for the sheer enjoyment of a extravagant cruise on the Columbia River on Water2Wine Cruises.  

Take a Hike or Explore!

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*Photograph by Rick Zimmerman, Friends of Badger Mountain organization.

There are a lot of places to explore in Richland!  For a detailed list of natural habitats, check out the Tapteal Greeway website. It features the natural side of Richland and provides a number of fun, family-friendly adventures.  

Hike Badger Mountain

Hike Candy Mountain 

Hike Tri-Cities

Visit over 60 parks

Richland has an abundance of parks, whether they are riverside, neighborhood parks or playfields. Some of the parks you shouldn't miss include:

Howard Amon Park: This park is along the Columbia River and has something for every age! Relax, picnic, or play at the Sturgeon Cove or tennis courts. There is also a snack bar open in the summer season.

Leslie Groves Park: This park is in North Richland and also parallels the river. Amenities include a beach volleyball court, swimming area, playground and covered shelters. 

Badger Mountain Park: Come on out and watch a community sporting event, play in the spray park or bring your 4-legged friend to the Dog Park.  

Goethals Nature Park: This one is for nature lovers! Play in the small, man-made stream or explore other nature-scapes. There is also a playground and plenty of room for a picnic. 

Things to See or Do 

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Visit The Reach Museum, for a scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities and Hanford. There are also weekly activities for all ages. Be sure to check out their calendar of events.

Take a tour of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Tours are usually the second Saturday of the Month at 1:30 or the fourth Friday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a half-day Bus Tour of the B Reactor National Historic Landmark.

Check out the USS Triton Submarine at the Triton Sail Park

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