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Spokane and Eastern Washington Travel Guide

Richland

Richland is the northernmost of the three municipalities along the bank of the Columbia River known as the Tri-Cities (the others are Pasco and Kennewick). Founded in the 1880s, Richland was a pleasant farming village until 1942, when the federal government built a nuclear reactor on the nearby Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The Hanford site was instrumental in the building of the Tri-Cities,

and still plays a major role in the area's economy. In recent years this has also become a major wine producing area. You can find more than 100 wineries within a 50-mile radius, many with tasting rooms.

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