Welcome to the Yakima Valley

The Columbia River Plateau boasts gentle rolling hills, abundant sunshine, and its proximity to Mount Rainier creates a breathtaking bridge between Eastern and Western Washington, making it a stunning gem within the state.

A Rich Native History


The Yakama Tribe, comprising up to fourteen smaller tribes dotting the Columbia River Plateau, settles the area as early as the 1500’s.
Members of the Tribe encounter their first European settlers, including members of Lewis & Clark’s famous expedition in approximately 1805.
In 1855 the territory’s governor breaks a reservation treaty with the tribe leading to the Yakama war and ending with Battle of Coeur d’Alene
Through subsequent moves to gold and hops rushes through the 1900’s, both communities work to build mutually beneficial regional solutions for agricultural cooperation.

Additional Resources from Yakama Tribes

A Region Defined by Agriculture

The Yakima Valley has served as an agricultural powerhouse for the Pacific Northwest for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.


Our Community, Our Home

The Yakima Valley community is home to almost 100,000 people including tribe members, native residents, transplants, and seasonal agricultural workers. Together, we are creating a bright future for the region by advocating for the land, the people, and the traditions of Yakima Valley.

Yakima Valley Activities for All

Need some things to do while you’re in town? Check out these great resources:

Yakima Valley Tourism

A great source for planning how to spend bright sunny days exploring Yakima’s natural beauty and abundance of recreational activities.

Legends Casino

With endless options for slots, table games, and dining, plus frequent events and concerts, you’re sure to have a memorable time.

Yakima Valley Wine Country

With over 120 wineries and breathtaking vineyards, the Yakima Valley offers the ultimate wine-tasting experience.