Located in the heart of Eastern Washington, Ritzville is a community proud of its pioneering heritage, from German Russian emigrants that arrived in the late 1880s to the vast expanses of cropland toiled by man and machine. Historic Downtown Ritzville is rich in local history and charm, providing a unique experience for our guests. Discover the early pioneers' vision of their community in the Carnegie Library that has remained in continuous use since construction in 1907 and the Northern Pacific Railway Depot, which served as the focal point for all rail-related trade for more than 60 years. Just to the east of downtown is the Ritzville Warehouse Company, formerly known as Centennial Mills, and according to the son of the business's founder, part of it was sold to the National Biscuit Company in 1930.
Historic Downtown Ritzville plays host to several annual events that include Historic Ritzville Days, the Ritzville Western Art Show, Moonlight Madness and Christmas at the Clock as well as celebrate public art through several sculptures placed in downtown.
We invite you to experience Historic Downtown Ritzville through this Web site, where you will see first-hand the magnificent wheat fields that surround our community and experience the charm of our early 1900s downtown.