As the county seat of Franklin County, Pasco Washington and the rest of the Tri-Cities area boasts a diverse and vibrant population. The people are friendly and welcoming, while the region isn’t so crowded that traffic is a huge issue like in major metropolitans. You can have a great time exploring everything this city has to offer. Check out any or all of the following places.
Washington State Railroads Historical Society Museum
If you have a fascination with trains or know someone who does, this museum will be a rare treat. It focuses on the railroad history of the Pasco area, so you also learn about the community's past at the same time. Included in the displays are tools, railroad equipment, old paperwork, lanterns, and plenty of information.
Sun Willows Golf Course
Grab a tee time for Sun Willows Golf Course, if you like to play the fairway and enjoy the sunny weather. This course has the option of playing 9 or 18 holes, depending on how much time you want to spend, plus it hosts several tournaments. You’ll find the various holes to be challenging, with water and sand traps not in short supply. If you need to brush up on some skills on the side, a driving range and practice green are both available. The onsite Willows Café is a great way to relax and enjoy your time before or after a round and can work for people who aren’t even golfers.
Sometimes you need to just relax and watch a movie, and Fairchild Cinemas is perfect for doing just that. Pasco residents appreciate how clean the facilities are, making for a family-friendly and comfortable place to visit. The seats are also well-padded, and concessions are reasonably priced. The theater isn’t excessively large, but it has all the big new releases.
Get out and see some wildlife in this beautiful natural environment. You have plenty of options for exploring and experiencing Wahluke Slope, including a road that was built in the 1940s, which passes the remains of WWII military facilities. Some portions of the road require four-wheel drive, so beware. Other people hike or run on the trails, and there are even some Pasco residents who head out on horses or mountain bikes. Plenty of birds and other animals visit the many ponds.