The name Toppenish comes from the Native American word "Thappahn-ish," which translates to “people of the trail that come from the foot of the hills.” The name was committed to maps, more or less, by Capt. George McClellan when he wandered through in 1853. He spelled it "Sahpenis," which was written on maps as Toppenish. Toppenish is home to approximately 73 historically accurate murals, which create an inviting atmosphere for anyone with a passion for history. Toppenish is home to some of the best agricultural land in the world. Located in the heart of Washington's famed fruit & wine country, Toppenish's average of 300 days of sunshine make it a great place to live and to visit.
If you're looking for a glimpse of the Old West, Native American tradition, historical murals, museums, pow wows, rodeos, fresh produce, wildlife teepee camping, golfing, casino gaming, and unique shopping - you'll find it all when you visit Toppenish.