Day Trip

Family-friendly events planned at Sacajawea State Park

Sacajawea State Park’s serene beauty will be a bit livelier in June as two groups hold popular annual events there early in the month. The Friends of Sacajawea State Park will have its annual Old Fashioned Day from noon to 4 p.m. June 4. “It’s a family event featuring simple games like a bean bag […]

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Northwest Trek Wildlife

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park gives visitors close-up view of wildlife

Northwest Trek in Tacoma is part zoo and part Wildlife Park. The park is situated among towering Douglas fir trees in 725-acres 35 miles southeast of Tacoma off State Highway 161 near Eatonville. Northwest Trek, which is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is dedicated to conservation, education and recreation by displaying, interpreting […]

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Elk at Oak Creek Wildlife Area

Get close up view of wintering elk at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area

On an overcast snow-covered day, a large herd of elk herd plows over the ridge and gathers aside a gated fence just below the hills near Naches. They form in tight huddles, waiting for flakes of hay to be spread for them across the white-blanketed Oak Creek Wildlife Area each afternoon. Nearly 10,000 visitors come […]

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Northern Pacific Railway's Toy Train Christmas

Take a trip to the North Pole on the Northwest Pacific Railway

This holiday season rekindle the longstanding fascination of toy trains and locomotives at Christmas during the Northern Pacific Railway’s Toy Train Christmas event in Toppenish. The popular event is in its 12th year, and has been growing in popularity. Last year there were nearly 3,000 visitors. The museum is regularly open from May through October. […]

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