Introduction to Moses Lake, Washington
Moses Lake History
Moses Lake was originally known as Neppel. It was later renamed in honor of Chief Moses, chief of the Native Americans called Sinkiuse-Columbia, who had inhabited the area before the arrival of the white settlers. Chief Moses was arrested for the 1878 murder of a white couple whose bodies were found near Rattlesnake Springs. He was tried for murder but found innocent. After he was freed, Chief Moses met with President Rutherford B. Hayes and surrendered control of Columbia basin to the United States Government. The area was then opened up for homesteading. The earliest white settlers were mostly farmers.
Moses Lake and nearby Attractions
- Centennial Theatre
- Farmers Market
- Highlander Greens Golf & Practice Centre
- Moses Lake Family Aquatic Center
- Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
- Municipal Ice Skating Rink
Things To Do In Moses Lake
Moses Lake offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, sight-seeing, sports, and aquatic activities. The Surf ‘n Slide Waterpark has an Olympic-size swimming pool, diving boards, a 300-foot lazy river, a couple of 200-foot water slides, and a FlowRider surfing stimulator. Memorial Day Weekend is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show.
Moses Lake Transportation
Grant County International Airport is nearby.
Moses Lake Higher Education
Higher education facilities are available at Big Bend Community College. Also, Columbia Basin College and Wenatchee Valley College are other institutions in the area.