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Cat Tales

Cat Tales Zoological Park offers rare opportunity to get up close and personal with big cats

A regal tiger stretches out in the sun, perched atop a branch. It lazily pops up its head up every few minutes and glances around. Even though relaxed, its eyes are piercing and wild. It’s a sight to behold and it’s only a few feet away — almost at arm’s reach. There are few places…

A youngster fishes for rubber ducks while another maneuvers her bike through an obstacle course at the first Friends of Sacajawea State Park community gathering. Photo courtesy of Randy Kirkbride.

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…

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…

Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center ignites the curiosity of the young and the young at heart

An excited audience watches in awe as a magician pulls a card from a deck. The card, it turns out, is the same one the audience had envisioned in their minds. The power of suggestion, the magician said, coupled with sleight of hand and manipulation, is the science behind magic. At the Pacific Science Center…

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…

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. [blockquote quote=”We have over a hundred volunteers to help make this happen.” source=”Judy Boekholder, event organizer for Northern Pacific Railway’s Toy Train Christmas” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] The popular event is in its…

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Tri-Cities Prep Candlelight Christmas Concert

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free Movie – The Polar Express

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Movie – The Polar Express

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm