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Hanford Reach Interpretive Center

1943 Columbia Park Trl, Richland, WA 99352-4803
+1 509-943-4100
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Small but Filled to the Brim with Great Information

When we arrived we were a bit underwhelmed by the size of this museum, thinking it would be all of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike5466
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Canada
Exhibits of local and prehistoric

Not enormously interesting but the prehistorical was fairly well done. I came away from it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
saulsnatsky
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Seattle, Washington
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1943 Columbia Park Trl, Richland, WA 99352-4803
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we arrived we were a bit underwhelmed by the size of this museum, thinking it would be all of a 30 minutes visit. It is surprisingly larger inside than its outside suggests. It took 3 hours to see it all and we could've stayed...More

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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of the REACH! It's absolutely wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the exhibits, our staff and the native plants. Hope you can visit again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not enormously interesting but the prehistorical was fairly well done. I came away from it thinking that it was an okay visit. It was good to have a visual representation of the history of the multiple flows of the Columbia and some artifacts and history...More

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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed learning about the Ice Age Floods in Gallery 1.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time to learn from these well planned exhibits and programs. It's more than just a study of Handford Nuclear site, it is also about the local area and ecology.

Thank Wanda1973
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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very difficult to gain access to the “Reach”, but this is your next best bet. Nice museum with good well planned exhibits that cover historical, geographic, cultural aspects of the area.

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with 2 granddaughters, 2 & 4. There was enough to keep them interested and busy for a bit, but I definitely went through faster than I would without them. Will go back someday when we can take more time. Lots to learn!

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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with your granddaughters. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This was a nice stopping point to get the bus for our group out to see the reactor. The reactor was pretty cool. It was amazing and our guide was very knowledgeable. We were all pleased with it. We wish we could have taken it...More

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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed stopping by.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This place is a waste of good park space. Its nothing like what was originally proposed its probably the least exciting poorest excuse of a museum of Hanford/area if you want informative and interesting and informative sign up for a tour of Hanford or Hanford...More

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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH. Sorry your experience here was less than pleasant.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This museum offers a great insight to the Manhattan Project and Cold War. The Manhattan Project is considered to be the most significant historical world event of the 20th century and the nearby Hanford Site was a major part of that effort. Excellent for children...More

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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed Gallery II.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I had three hours to myself between meetings and wanted to know more about the "Hanford Site", the Columbia River, and the general Tri-Cities area. This museum is one of the best I've ever been to. I learned what I wanted to know about Hanford,...More

Thank DandPinWA
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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the exhibits and our volunteers. Hope you can visit again soon!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This facility is awesome! I have visited several times, and am impressed with the breadth and interactivity of the exhibits. Geology, geography, history, sociology -- they're all here. The grounds are understated -- maybe on purpose -- but there's an amazing view of the mighty...More

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Sara C, Guest Relations Manager at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the REACH! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the exhibits and facility.

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