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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
  
* [[Adams County]]
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The "Tri-Cities Area" consists of [[Kennewick]], [[Richland]], and [[Pasco]], set at the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia river.
* [[Benton County (Washington)|Benton County]]
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* [[Douglas County (Washington)|Douglas County]]
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* [[Franklin County (Washington)|Franklin County]]
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* [[Grant County (Washington)|Grant County]]
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* [[Klickitat County]]
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* [[Lincoln County (Washington)|Lincoln County]]
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* [[Walla Walla County]]
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* [[Yakima County]]
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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
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* [[Othello]], and [[Ritzville]] (capital of Adams County)
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* the "Tri-Cities Area": [[Kennewick]], [[Richland]], and [[Pasco]]
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* [[Prosser]] (capital of Benton County), and [[Benton City]],  [[West Richland]]
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* [[Waterville (Washington)|Waterville]] (capital of Douglas County), and [[East Wenatchee]]
  
 
* [[Bridgeport (Washington)|Bridgeport]]
 
* [[Bridgeport (Washington)|Bridgeport]]
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* [[Ephrata]]
 
* [[Ephrata]]
 
* [[Goldendale]]
 
* [[Goldendale]]
* [[Pasco]]
 
* [[Prosser]]
 
* [[Ritzville]]
 
 
* [[Walla Walla]]
 
* [[Walla Walla]]
* [[Waterville]]
 
 
* [[Yakima]]
 
* [[Yakima]]
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
*[[Walla Walla County#See|Whitman Mission National Historic Site]] - The 1847 Whitman "Massacre" horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards
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*Whitman Mission National Historic Site[http://www.nps.gov/whmi/] - The 1847 Whitman "Massacre" horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. ''See under [[Walla Walla#Get out]].''
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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For our purposes, the Columbia River Plateau region consists of Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Klickitat, Lincoln, Walla Walla, and Yakima Counties.
  
 
==Talk==
 
==Talk==
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==See==
 
==See==
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* Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge[http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=13583], a 14,000-acre wildlife refuge straddling the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon. Entry points are in  [[Irrigon]], Oregon, and  off Highway 14 in Washington
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* US Dept of Energy Hanford Site Test Facility[http://www.hanford.gov/?page=317&parent=0]. One of the major nuclear weapons production sites in the United States Tours happen six times a year and depart from [[Richland]].
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* <see name="Crown Point Overlook State Park" alt="" address="" directions="From state route 155 in Grand Coulee, take the turnoff to Bridgeport (state Route 174), drive two miles north, look for a sign 'Crown Point Vista'" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="">The best spot for viewing the Grand Coulee Dam.</see>
  
 
===Itineraries===
 
===Itineraries===

Revision as of 00:55, 25 June 2007

The Columbia River Plateau is a region of Washington.

Contents

Regions

The "Tri-Cities Area" consists of Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco, set at the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia river.

Cities

Other destinations

  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site[1] - The 1847 Whitman "Massacre" horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. See under Walla Walla#Get out.

Understand

For our purposes, the Columbia River Plateau region consists of Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Klickitat, Lincoln, Walla Walla, and Yakima Counties.

Talk

Get in

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See

  • Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge[2], a 14,000-acre wildlife refuge straddling the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon. Entry points are in Irrigon, Oregon, and off Highway 14 in Washington
  • US Dept of Energy Hanford Site Test Facility[3]. One of the major nuclear weapons production sites in the United States Tours happen six times a year and depart from Richland.
  • Crown Point Overlook State Park, (From state route 155 in Grand Coulee, take the turnoff to Bridgeport (state Route 174), drive two miles north, look for a sign 'Crown Point Vista'). The best spot for viewing the Grand Coulee Dam.

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