Prosser is considered the birthplace of Washington’s wine industry! This is pretty amazing when you think about Washington State having more licensed wineries than Starbucks stores. A visit to Prosser gives you the chance to explore the wineries, beautiful scenery along the Yakima River and visit the historic downtown district.
We are really excited to share with you the top things to do in Prosser, Washington! We had so much fun during our stay that we are already planning a return visit soon! There are so many amazing wineries that you will want to plan a few days to enjoy them all.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Prosser. The hotel is right next to a Love’s gas station making it really convenient to fuel up before heading out to explore the area.
Prosser experiences 300 days of sunshine so you can enjoy these amazing things to do year round! Prosser is in between the Yakima Valley and the Tri-Cities. The area is a great weekend for couples and girlfriend getaways. Located only three hours from Seattle with easy roads to reach the city Prosser is the perfect way to get out of the city and relax in the countryside of Eastern Washington.
Top things to do in Prosser, Washington
With Prosser being considered the birthplace of wine in Washington State you can expect to visit amazing wineries. There are over 30 wineries in the Prosser area.
You don’t want to miss visiting an amazing Prosser Winery during your visit. We will have an entire article out soon abut the great Prosser Wineries you will want to check ou!
If wine isn’t really your thing don’t worry! Prosser has two breweries you can try during your visit.
Green Oak Brewing
Horse Heaven Hills Brewery at the Horse Heaven Saloon
Horse Heaven Saloon
While researching where to dine in Prosser I was drawn to the pictures of Horse Heaven Saloon. I mean seriously how can you go wrong with a restaurant that has old west six-shooters as the door handles. The menu has a wide variety of food from being a Glutton for Gizzards appetizer to Beer-Baked Mac and Cheese. Our visit to this restaurant was one of our favorite things to do in Prosser. I would happily drive a couple of hours back to Prosser again just to enjoy a meal at the Horse Heaven Saloon!
Jeremy’s 1896 Public House
This pub restaurant is nestled in the original home of Mr. E.W.R. Taylor, the first mayor and one of the first homes built in Prosser. I have mixed feelings including this restaurant in our post. We honestly had a really bad dinner at the restaurant and could not finish our meals the food tasted so bad. In talking to the amazing staff at the hotel they told us that it is pretty common to have a hit or miss experience. Some days the restaurant is amazing and others day you have horrible food as we did. We were recommended this restaurant from one of John’s friends who said they had an amazing time. I wanted to give you all a heads up on what we experienced so you are prepared if you decide to visit Jeremy’s 1896 Public House.
Chukar Cherries is a Washington tradition and one you do not want to miss. Open for over thirty years their cherry treats are the stuff legends are made of. We mail friends all over the world Chukar Cherries because once you have them you can’t not crave them.
The Chukar Cherries headquarters is located in Prosser and you have the chance to visit and learn more about this amazing company. Oh and sample a few treats. The company has products ranging from dried cherries, chocolate covered cherries and more! The Chukar Cherries in Prosser has a great store with all of their products you can visit.
320 Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA 99350
Look for the mini critters painted around town
The Historic Downtown Prosser Association has cute critters painted around historic Prosser. Keep an eye out high and low to see these great critters!
Prosser Farmers Market
I am super bummed we were not in Prosser on a Saturday for the Prosser Farmers Market. All of the pictures I have seen make it look amazing. The farmers market is held every Saturday from May through October. You can pick up fresh produce from 8 am to noon.
Take in a show at the Princess Theater
The Princess Theatre is a community art, culture and events center and a treasured landmark in Downtown Prosser. Check the theater’s website to see the current events happening during your visit.
Fun events in Prosser, Washington
April – Spring Barrel Tasting
May – The weekly farmers market kicks off for the year
June – Bottles, Brews & Barbecues
July – Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
August – Prosser Beer & Whiskey Festival
September – The Great Prosser Balloon Rally
November – Princess Theater Christmas Market
We were so impressed with our visit to Prosser, Washington that we are already planning a return visit soon. From the wineries to the great events there is truly a ton of fun things to do in Prosser! Let us know if we missed your favorite thing to do so we can check it out during our next visit!
We picked up snacks and gas at the Love’s Gas Station/Truck Stop and they were fantastic. You don’t want to miss the knight’s helmets and fun gifts they have in the store.
This post was sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express in Prosser. All opinions expressed are our own