Originally named Has-Hu-Tin (meaning eel) by Native Americans, Asotin was later renamed by early settlers.Because of its mild climate, Asotin, at the confluence of the Snake River and Asotin Creek, is part of the "banana belt" of eastern Washington.
Asotin's historical background is evident in a number of the downtown buildings, including the courthouse, and the beautiful old homes dating back to the 1880's and early 1900's, also there is an historical flour mill, located above the old city park on Asotin Creek.
Visit nearby attractions such as Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Wallowa Mountains, Blue Mountains, and Hat Point.
Asotin is also the home of the Asotin County Fair, held the last week in April and includes a downtown parade each year. It is the first yearly county fair in the State of Washington.