Welcome to Ritzville, Washington!Ritzville, the seat of Adams County, lies in the heartland of eastern Washington agriculture. The prominent grain elevators link the town to the surrounding wheat fields, and indicate Ritzville remains an important milling and shipping center for dryland wheat. Indeed, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers is located here. Look for wheat rates posted on a chalkboard in the front window of the U.S. Department of Agriculture office on Main Street.
Philip Ritz founded a homestead here in 1878, and gave his name to the site.
Downtown has two blocks of fine brick storefronts, as well as a Carnegie Library, and an art deco Ritz movie theatre. In fact the downtown district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
The swimming pool at the nicely maintained city park on the eastern side of town, is a welcome respite for those traveling through hot, summertime eastern Washington.
Local AttractionsRitz Theatre
Palouse Falls State Park
Ritzville Carnegie Library
Area SchoolsLind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools
Washtucna School District
Colleges and UniversitiesBig Bend Community College
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
Washington State University
Additional LinksCity of Ritzville
Adams County, WA
Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce
Public Development Authority
Adams County, Washington
U.S. Census Bureau