Attractions and Places to Visit

Mattawa, Washington

Mattawa is a city (City) in Grant County, Washington. For the United States Census 2010, Mattawa had 4,437 inhabitants. An estimated 4,500-6,500 people live during the wedding of the (fruit)harvest in Mattawa, which departs to about 2,000 outside these times.

The city of Mattawa was initially built in 1909 by E. and Eva Campbell, but at that time not recognized as a city. With the construction of the nearby dam Priest Rapids Dam and Wampum power plant, the town experienced a Boom as a home for the construction workers. Mattawa was at the 3 of June 1958, officially recognized as a city. The Port of Mattawa, an area with several industrial sites, was also founded in 1958. Mattawa has the first library in the United States, which was executed as a straw ball construction. On 3. In December 2009, the City of Mattawa became a so-called “non-charter Code City,” in the state of Washington, a city with maximum local control under the Constitution and laws of the country. According to climate classification, Mattawa has a semi-arid climate.

Here, on this post, we can offer you some of the attractions and places to visit while you stay in Mattawa, and do it as fast as you can, because some of them are with protected status.

  1. The First Strawbale library in the United States

Mattawa, this small town, mainly based on agriculture, has become the home of the first Strawbale library in the United States. This library was built and empowered by the nonprofit organization IronStraw.

  1. The Port of Mattawa

The port of Mattawa has sufficient water for all kind of purposes, including fire-flow, industrial, and commercial purposes. The municipal water of the harbor is provided by the city of Mattawa, and the near future there is a plan to build a public water system.

  1. Hanford Reach National Monument

Mattawa is also home of the Hanford Reach National Monument, which is considered as a National Monument in Washington State, United States. It was created in 2000 from the buffer zone surrounding the Hanford National Laboratory. The region has been untouched by development or agriculture since 1943.

The monument is called after the Hanford Reach, the last section of the Columbia River to flow freely in the United States, and is also one of only two national monuments managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Bill Clinton, while being a president, settled the monument by a presidential decree. Part of the memorial is part of the Saddle Mountain National Wildlife Refuge.

  1. Saddle Mountains

The Saddle Mountains consist of an unfolded anti-clinical Basalt Ridge in Grant County in the central part of the U.S. State of Washington. The main ridge reaches a maximum height of 803 meters and ends in the east south of Othello near the foot of the Drum Heller Channels. It continues to the West, where it is interrupted by the Sentinel Gap (a gas flowing through the Columbia River) before it ends in the foothills of the Cascade chain. The top layer of the Columbia River Basalt Group in the Saddle Mountains is the Saddle Mountain Basalt, which is between 120 and 240 meters thick and traversed by sediment layers of the Ellensburg Formation.

  1. The Columbia River

The energy of the Columbia River provides an economic power for all Mattawa Area. The heat has faced several dams, managed by the Public Utility District of Grant County. Thanks to the Columbia River’s water, the Mattawa field is convenient for cultivating plants, so there are many agricultural companies in the city of Mattawa.