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Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center

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Address: 25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926-5088
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We will be closed from November 15th-March 31st, opening day is april 1st...

We will be closed from November 15th-March 31st, opening day is april 1st and our last day of the season is November 14th.

Set high on a ridge above the Kittitas Valley, Puget Sound Energy's Renewable Energy Center offers up-close views of the wind turbines and solar arrays, local wildlife, and the Cascade mountain range. Displays in the exhibit area highlight wind and solar technology, as well as the area’s unique natural history. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from April through November 15th, weather permitting. A conference room accommodating 48 people and a kitchen area are available for group use. Presentations and tours can be arranged in advance for larger groups. Daily tours to the base of the turbines are offered at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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Great tour

Everything you ever wanted to know about wind and solar power, and then some! Friendly helpful staff, well designed displays, amazing viewpoints. If wind power is something that... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Seattle
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247 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Everything you ever wanted to know about wind and solar power, and then some! Friendly helpful staff, well designed displays, amazing viewpoints. If wind power is something that interests you, stop by.

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Thank 007DAWG
University Place, Washington, United States
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you've never been up close and person to a wind turbine, here's your chance. Open April to November you can come by and take a tour or just meander on your own. Check out the website for special events, wild flower walks, star gazing, even a trail run for the more hearty of you.

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Thank Patricia M
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My family of five - kids ages 16,14 and 10 - all loved this stop on our way home from a visit to WSU. If you happen to be traveling through Vantage it is well worth your time to stop and see if you can get a tour of one of the turbines. The staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating.... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very interesting, staff very helpful, well worth the drive ! Tours are offered so you may want to call tocoordinate your visit with a free tour.

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Thank jempottery
Ellensburg, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We took our family up to see the wind fan, it was very informative and fun at the same time. We will go again! There are tours you can take, an actual wing from the fan that you can touch and see, there are interactive things inside the interactive center to learn more about wind resources.

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Thank JHull6
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We liked our stop here for a tour. Nice, informative. Our tour guide stopped one windmill and let us inside. Comparing to our evergreen surrounding in Seattle area, here steppe in Ellensburg. It was nice to see completely different ecosystem in just 1.5 hours of driving and new source of energy.

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Thank Nadia U
Tumwater, Washington
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A nice place to visit. Lots of hands on activities for kids. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. It was a foggy and rainy day, so we plan to go back when it's nice and we can see more!

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Thank Olygirl8
Ellensburg, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

On a clear day you can almost see Idaho. An informative and interesting visit. Very well presented including the cultural section on Native American history. Educational for the young scientists in the family and the adult rate payers who wonder about their electrical bill. Great outing for the motorcycle club or the family looking for a picnic spot with a... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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167 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The air b&b we stayed in Ellensburg told us about this place so we went and took the tour. Very informative. We learned a lot about wind. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Got to go inside one of the windmills. They also have a very nice visitor's center. Worth a trip to see when you are in... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Missed the tour, but staff (?Cullen and Taylor were terrific) still answered our questions and offered tips if back in the area with our Autistic adult son who loves the wind turbines. Interactive displays for everyone. Even with missing the tour could get close enough to a turbine. Also had a damaged blade that a person could visualize and touch.... More 

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