Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Eatonville

4.6
#5 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in Washington State
Scout for moose, elk, caribou, mountain goats, bison and more from trams in the free-roaming area. Stroll forested pathways to see grizzly bears, wolves, lynx, cougars, eagles and more in beautiful natural exhibits. Get up close to a porcupine, skunk, beaver, owl and other animals at daily Trailside Encounters with a keeper. Take a ride on the zip line adventure course through the forested canopy. Learn more at www.nwtrek.org.
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  • We visited the park in January. The rain gave us a break but it was cold! We were able to see most the animals up close. We saw bison, moose, otters, eagles, elk, mountain goats, wolves, cougars, a su...  more »
  • The last time we were at Northwest Trek was maybe 15 years ago. We lucked out on the tram ride and saw tons of wildlife. So much it was hard to take it all in. The rest of the park was nice as well. W...  more »
  • We went to the Hoot and Howl event Saturday Oct 21st. The Trick or Treating was scarce at best. 7 different stations passing out the treats. Park had orange lights to direct the path but no other deco...  more »
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  • Great center! Tram ride (main attraction) was worth it. All animals "cooperated" and were out and about. Able to take great photos! The cafe's prices were reasonable and the food was delicious! (Onion rings were awesome!) Colleen was a great tram tour guide. Very personable and energetic.
  • Always love trips here. We get the year pass to both here and pt defiance. With little kids it makes it easy to do a quick trip to see a few animals and not worry about getting your money's worth for the visit. Also they now have one of the best play areas in the Puget sound. We just take the kids there to play sometimes. Only wish they had more hours through the winter.
  • Amazing!! We went for a scout day and the staff was amazing and professional, dealing with so many large groups. We saw tons of native species, with explanations as to where and why and how they lived. Enclousures are a bit small but they animals are rehab and release so temporary measures and all. The family of wolves was amazing! Their song echoed the whole park. Tram ride is a must!! Animals so close if you opened the windows you could easily touch them (don't do it!!)
  • I came here on trip to Washington. I wasn't sure what to expect (especially as a group of four adults and one tween) but had a great time learning about and seeing lots of PNW native animals. We got there as soon as the park opened to take the first tram which was the right decision, there was hardly anyone there and all the animals were active. Our tram guide Emma was very informative and entertaining. We also walked around all the trails in the park. The bear exhibit was closed but we saw lots of cats and small mammals. We spent probably four hours in the park so it was well worth the money.
  • Wonderful wildlife park. The animals all seemed happy and healthy, and the walk was great. We loved the tram ride. Coming form Olympia or Seattle is a little hard because it's so far out of the way. I definitely liked the natural setting better than Point Defiance or Woodland Park, but when those great zoos are just as close it's tempting to go for the more exotic experience. Everybody in the area should try NW Trek at least once and decide for yourself if it's worth the drive.
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