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Welcome to Ephrata

Ephrata is the gateway to the Columbia Basin, featuring natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and historical wonders. Whether you're looking for a full-service motel, beautiful bed and breakfast, quaint country inn or prefer camping or RVing, Ephrata offers accommodations to suit everyone.

Enjoy the taste of many different cuisines in our town from your local bistro, to great family-friendly pizza restaurants. Whether you're in the mood for steak, pizza, Asian food, sandwiches, salads, soups, or wraps, there will surely be something for every palate.

With a variety of retail shops and specialty stores, Ephrata offers a fun and unique shopping experience. From the local candy store to used book store to jewelry shop, there is sure to be something that strikes your fancy. Visit our great downtown wine shops to enjoy the taste of our fine local wineries.

Enjoy all this area offers from our local water park to geological wonders and breathtaking views. Camping, hiking, water skiing, and fishing can all be enjoyed within the Columbia Basin.

Stories from Ephrata

Eric Van Woert, Jim Van Woert, Sharon Van Woert, Brennan Bean, Aaron Van Woert
Gallery: 9 images

A visit with Jim and Sharon Van Woert

Thirty-five years at the helm of Olde World Trading Company ~ By Ben Getz

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 13, 2019
Patrick Moberg, Jerry Moberg, Colin Kearns & Mary Moberg Rathbone

Jerry Moberg & Associates announces name change

The reflection of a growing firm

Published Aug 13, 2019
A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.
Gallery: 12 images

A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.

The well-known auctioneer who continues to bring people together to make something positive happen ~ by Ben Getz

For Goodness Sake Published May 24, 2019
Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center in Moses Lake

Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center in Moses Lake

A branch high school campus with TUITION FREE advanced technical and professional training

Published May 14, 2019
To the mom trying really hard

To the mom trying really hard

You are enough

For Goodness Sake Published May 8, 2019
A walk thru the past ...

A walk thru the past ...

Grant County Historical Museum offers guided tours until 4PM

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019
(left to right) BBCC instructor James Leland, Unmanned Systems Operations Coordinator Byron Noel, student Kenniston Vogel and Transforming STEM Pathways Grant Director Rafael Villalobos Jr.

Volunteers lend expertise to Grant County Search and Rescue

Helping the community out in a big way

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 3, 2019
A (cold) day to practice and evaluate skills
Gallery: 19 images

A (cold) day to practice and evaluate skills

Grant County 4-H Horse program held an early season judging event

Published Mar 7, 2019
Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members
Gallery: 2 images

Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members

Big Bend Community College students are honored

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 21, 2019
Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

What is the hype and should I care?

Health Matters Food & Drink Published Dec 22, 2018
Olde World Trading
Gallery: 7 images

Olde World Trading

Home of the Unusual

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018
World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.
Gallery: 3 images

World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

Regional museums collaborate on the home front

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018
Big Bend Community college HS/21 and GED graduates pose after their recognition night in front of the Wallenstien Theater.

BBCC students receive GED or high school equivalency

New beginnings are celebrated for 129 deserving students

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Congratulations to these Big Bend Community College students

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018
CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged
Gallery: 4 images

CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

V Gallery Published Feb 11, 2018
Settler's Country Market

Settler's Country Market

In the heart of downtown Moses Lake

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018