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Columbia River Plateau : Pasco
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Pasco is a city in the Columbia River Plateau in Washington State. Pasco together with Kennewick and Richland are known as the "Tri-Cities" of Washington.

Get in

By Plane

Tri-Cities Airport (IATA: PSC) is shared by Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland. There are flights from Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle.

By train

Amtrak serves Pasco on the Empire Builder line.

Get around


  • Childrens Museum
  • Dust Devils (baseball) Stadium
  • Franklin County Historical Museum
  • Sacajawea State Park and Interpretive Center
  • Stone Ridge Events Center
  • Trade Recreation Agricultural Center (TRAC)
  • McNary National Wildlife Refuge, 64 Maple Street, Burbank (A few miles southeast of Pasco on US 12), +1-(509) 547-4942, [1]. A haven for migrating birds. Trails and education center.


  • Take a walk down the Sacajawea Heritage Trail[2] along the Columbia River, winding for 23 miles through the tri-cities.
  • The annual chile pepper festival brings an open weekend market of chiles and pepper products.





  • Best Western Pasco Inn & Suites, 2811 N 20th Avenue, +1 509 543-7722 (fax: +1 509 547-1144), [3].

Get out

  • Yakima is a quick drive northwest on I-82.
  • The Columbia River Gorge is half an hour south, drivable on the north side along SR-14, and the south (Oregon) side along I-84.

Routes through Pasco
YakimaRichland  W noframe E  → Wallula → Walla Walla
SpokaneRitzville  N noframe S  KennewickBurns

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