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Out and About: Washington's Northwest Trek

Out and About: Washington's Northwest Trek

A great place to spot animals outside of a zoo is at Washington's Northwest Trek. Over 200 North American species call this 723-acre wildlife park home! Once there, take a free-roaming area tram tour to see creatures like bighorn sheep, woodland caribou, and mountain goats.

The goal of Northwest Trek is to display wildlife in their natural environments, and they are dedicated to several conservation and research projects. In June 2007, six offspring from a nesting pair of trumpeter swans left the park to help repopulate the Midwestern flyways where the species was extinct for 125 years! Check this park out in Eatonville, about 55 miles south of Seattle on the way to Mt. Rainier National Park.

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bugn bugn 9 years
I have been there many times in my life. It is a great experience especially for kids. :-)
MissMolly MissMolly 9 years
Hmmmmm, I think we look alike?! LOL
emalove emalove 9 years
I would love to go there! My brother-in-law lives in Seattle, so maybe someday soon!
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I went on so many field trips here at a kid
apinkpony apinkpony 9 years
I live in W.Washington and we love our NW Trek, especially for the kids.
mollywog mollywog 9 years
I've been there twice, and I totally love this place!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
OMG that picture!!
skiacresluv skiacresluv 9 years
I grew up about 5 miles from there, they used to have slug races! I don't know if they still do, kinda funny.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
In my 30 years (almost!) I haven't ever been. We talk about it every year too. Maybe a Veterans Day trip this year! :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Juts like the Rockies up here! Driving in Kananaskis your BOUND to see at least one wild animal!
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