Although located in the Eastern Washington sage “desert” area, Benton City is in a fertile, green bend of the Yakima River. This small, idyllic town has long Indian summers and moderate winters, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.
Described as “a little Tuscany”, Benton City has lots of privately-owned large and small irrigated orchards, vineyards, hayfields, pastures, and acreages. To the city’s west, offering breathtaking views, are the Red Mountain vineyards and wineries, a world-renowned, high-quality appellation and viticulture area. To the south is picturesque Horse Heaven Hills with its 1,800-foot ridge that beautifully slopes down to the river and orchards of apple, cherry, pear, apricot, and walnut. To the north is Rattlesnake Mountain, the highest North American treeless mountain, where large herds of elk, and deer roam. [continue reading]
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Benton City is a haven for water sports and fishing. The Yakima River is home to bass, steelhead, salmon, otters, great blue herons, and migratory sandhill cranes and pelicans. The Columbia and Snake Rivers converge with the Yakima only a few miles from Benton City. There are over 30 horse-roping arenas, public fishing, a boat ramp, wildlife/fishing/bicycle trails, rodeo grounds, horseback riding group, mud bog race area, native plants nursery, shooting range, miniature aircraft flying area, and the Horn Rapids campground near Native American fish platforms.
Benton City has a library, a new medical clinic under the Prosser Memorial Hospital, good schools (with full sports, performing arts, and FFA programs), many churches, a volunteer fire department, and an industrial park. Posted by on