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Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center

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Fantastic View

We visited the Center as a family to see and experience all the wind towers. Our niece was one of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lindy W
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Camano Island, Washington
Highly recommend

Make sure to get there at 10 AM or 2PM to get the guided tour but this is a great educational... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
jeannem284
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La Grand
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SEASONAL CLOSURE: NOVEMBER 16TH-MARCH 31ST. Set high on a ridge, the Renewable Energy Center provides an up-close look at the facility’s 149 wind turbines, as well as 360 degree views of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and the Columbia River...more
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25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926-5088
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Center as a family to see and experience all the wind towers. Our niece was one of the Project Managers and we received the 1st class tour and see some extra stuff. This wind towers are totally amazing! Driving west/east on I-90...More

Thank Lindy W
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Make sure to get there at 10 AM or 2PM to get the guided tour but this is a great educational opportunity and up close view for free of the wind turbines! You can't be late for the your but well worth it!

Thank jeannem284
Reviewed 30 August 2018

What a beautiful view, and the tour is super interesting. Learning about wind energy, the natural landscape, and natural conservation was a nice add to the wonderful views.

Thank Soda100
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visit here to get a taste of how the future can and should be. It's a bleak area being put to practical use. A tour of the facility conducted by one of the employees is educational and totally interesting. For those of us who have...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Didn't do the tour as we have seen the turbines before just explored the exhibits which were interesting and the view was great. The employees were cheerful and very knowledgeable.

Thank riggersrock
Andrea N, Program Coordinator at Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hello, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Wild Horse. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. In an effort to be constantly improve our displays and tours, what do you think we could do better in the future?

Reviewed 20 August 2018

The tours are free and the guides are full-time employees of the energy center. I've seen wind farms all over the place, but on this one hour tour you get to into a wind turbine and better understand how the whole system works. If everyone...More

Thank aflechner
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Great opportunity to see a huge wind turbine close up and actually go inside! Very nice visitor center with displays, but be sure to time your visit so you can go on the tour which includes a visit to a wind turbine.

Thank Kenton K
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect at the Wild Horse Renewable energy Tour. The drive out to the visitor center is well worth it. You do need to be aware there are only 2 tours a day (10AM & 2PM).My husband and I were unaware of...More

Thank tucsonjeri
Reviewed 4 July 2018

My wife and I went on a clear and low-wind day, which greatly enhanced our visit. Possibly a unique facility in the U.S., a visit is important for all those interested in how electricity generation by windmill farms works. The courtesy and knowledge of the...More

1  Thank RogerEcyon
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

2 school bus loads of kids enjoyed this 1 hr. field trip showing huge wind turbines and guided tours.

Thank Linda T
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HiFreqAK
2 July 2018|
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Response from Clay P | Reviewed this property |
No, you get into a base of a unit.
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caron f
26 July 2015|
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Response from Andrea N | Property representative |
Yes you can! :) If they are quiet and polite they can come inside the visitor center as well.
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