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Pasco, WA 99301
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Hanford Reach was the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's first national monument. The land was once used as hunting grounds by several different tribes of Native Americans. During WWII, the land was used to build nine nuclear reactors, which among other things, provided the plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki during WWII, although now the reactors are being dismantled. Currently, the land is a refuge for over 40 different species of threatened and endangered animals, as well as some species not found anywhere else.
Lawrence Scott Park on West Canal Drive is a popular park for sports purposes. It features athletic fields, baseball pitches, tennis courts, trails and a playground.
Bookwalter Winery first started in 1983 and was opened by Jerry Bookwalter. A veteran in the business, Bookwalter shot this winery to fame pretty soon and have been producing some of the best wines in the business ever since. What is great about Bookwalter's wine is that there is something for every kind of event or occasion. Light wines for regular consumption or small casual events like picnics in the park, more rounded wines for the appreciation of the wine, classic wines for celebration and everything in between. The winery also has a small cafe bistro where you can enjoy their wine and also grab a bite while live music serenades you. For more information, do call ahead.
John Day Park is a neighborhood park. It features a playground, a soccer field and picnic spots. It spreads across 2.3 acres (0.93 hectare).
With a vast expanse of greenery, Columbia Park Golf Links are a scene to behold. Consisting of 18-holes, this golf course is a pleasure for both amateurs as well as more seasoned players.
The regional Veterans' Memorial was erected in the year 2004, with Columbia Park. This granite monument, 40 feet (12.192 meters) in height, serves as a memorial for all the veterans of the Tri-State area and is a beloved structure to the society.
Columbia Park is famously known for having been the discovery site of the Kennwick Man, a skeleton of a man from the pre-historic age. More commonly though it is used by locals for recreational activities like fishing, picnics, boating etc. The Columbia River flows within, from the banks of which, you can get a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Badger Mountain Vineyard, owned and run by Bill Powers, was the first certified organic vineyard within the Tri-State area. Powers and his son, are dedicated to their task of harvesting the finest and most natural fruit. Their winery brews some of the best quality wines in the area, to be exported to bars and restaurants all around.
What started as a small church in 1903, Kennewick First Presbyterian Church has expanded into a major place of worship for the people of Kennewick. Serving the families of the local Christian community, this church hosts regular prayer services and a number of community events regularly. The church in its present location was first erected in 1960s and since then has expanded to include a gathering space for the local youths, education center and new choir rooms. For more information to schedule a visit to the church, call ahead or visit their website.
Kennewick First United Methodist Church is an integral part of the community of downtown Kennewick. They host a number of events, such as Christmas Midnight Mass, birthdays and weddings, uniting the Christian community of the region.
Ice Harbor Brewing Company at the Marina, besides having some of the best brews in the Tri-State area, is merry place for a night out. With a variety of cocktails, filled with a generous quantity of alcohol, Ice Harbor welcomes you to have a drink and make some great memories.
This Carousel, known as the Carousel of Dreams, was a vision of one man, Mr. Charles Carmel, in 1865. Afetr a series of unfortunate events, the construction of the carousel that Carmel had originally designed had stopped. But over the years, the community of Gesa has come together to rebuild the dream. The Carousel of Dreams, besides being a majestic sight to behold, is also an entertaining venue for birthday parties and other functions.