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Hanford Reach Interpretive Center and Carousel of Dreams to Open Soon

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The Tri-Cities is home to two brand new attractions years in the making and both facilities will open their doors just in time for summer vacation. The Tri-Cities is home to two brand new attractions years in the making and both facilities will open their doors just in time for summer vacation.
KENNEWICK, WA - Summer is just around the corner now, so what to do with the kids? Well, the Tri-Cities is home to two brand new attractions years in the making and both facilities will open their doors just in time for summer vacation. 

The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center was firth thought up in the 1990's.

"The original concept in 2002 was $42 million dollars. So we really scaled it back to something that's appropriate and sustainable," said Director Lisa Toomey.

It's been a rocky road at time but Toomey said one thing the Tri-Cities is known for is overcoming obstacles and coming out on top.

"Here we are, ten years later. A little bit off project than what was originally designed, but, I think, exactly right," said Toomey.

This beautiful building cost just over $3.5 million and with the cost of exhibits, the facility in Columbia Park West is worth around $10 million.

Another project decades in the making is set to open right after the Hanford Reach Center in the Southridge area. The Carousel of Dreams is also a $3.5 million project. It was also on again/off again for awhile but finally came to fruition. 

It's scheduled to open soon after the Reach Center.
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