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Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center

25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926-5088
+1 509-964-7815
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Such a lovely place MUST VISIT

We spotted a beautiful array of Windmills from the I90 freeway while driving to Yakima from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rajat C
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Bellevue, Washington
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Exceptionally good experience!

We took our young children here while visiting Ellensburg for our older son's graduation. The tour... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
marcussG4569IG
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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 Basin. Join us for a 60 minute walking tour that explores the 52 kw solar array, wind turbine blade, turbine generator, gearbox, and lets you take a look inside the base of a wind turbine! Weather permitting, free guided tours depart daily, April-Nov. 15th at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. •Closed-toed shoes REQUIRED. •Tour covers 1/3 of a mile on gravel trails. •Dress for the weather. Wind speeds average 17 mph, and it is typically 10 degrees colder on the ridge. •All participants must sign a liability form. Minors must have the liability form signed by a parent or guardian to participate. For rules, liability forms, and additional information please go to www.pse.com/wildhorse
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926-5088
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+1 509-964-7815
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spotted a beautiful array of Windmills from the I90 freeway while driving to Yakima from Bellevue. They looked amazing. We were just wondering what this places is and if we could find a lookout from where we could see it. We Googled a bit...More

Thank Rajat C
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We took our young children here while visiting Ellensburg for our older son's graduation. The tour exceeded our expectations. Very informative and interesting. The tour guide was knowlegable and personable. Our kids loved the up close experience with the wind turbines. And the views were...More

Thank marcussG4569IG
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I tried to go here 3 times while they were "open" not true every time they had a problem or excuse of no tour today! It's a drive and a time commitment to go and just not worth the trouble. Third time's the charm, is...More

Thank Angela J
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Andrea N, Public Relations Manager at Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hello Angela, I am very sorry that you were not able to tour on the days you visited. Our daily tours at 10am and 2pm are weather dependent for safety reasons (40+ mph winds, lightning, ice/snow). I would like to follow up with the staff...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Bilal was our tour guide. Did a great job. Explained how the turbines work. This things are massive! Very impressive. The center is well done and very informative poster boards and videos

Thank AnnnBarb
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

When the sun shines in my front window, it strikes the tiny solar panel in my solar powered seven-inch tall souvenir wind turbine and starts the blades spinning.This always reminds me of the fascinating visit my wife and took to Puuget Sound Energy's Wild Horse...More

Thank martin6589
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

You've seen the Wild Horse monument and may even have stopped when driving along I-90. You've seen the wind turbines from afar. But this visitor center is a chance to see them up close and learn about our great state taking advantage of wind and...More

Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Must see Wind Farm energy tour by very knowledgeable staff. One of kind place the world over. Get to see inside of running turbine.

Thank Tim G
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We drove up from Ellensburg, about 30 minutes. There are fabulous views on a clear day on top of the ridge. The tour was led by a college student fron CWU who was enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. You get to go in a windmill and see...More

Thank taoofthecaribbean
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of my trip. Had no idea of the complexity of wind energy. Our tour guide explained everything very clearly and took us inside one of the wind towers. Only downside was I had not dressed warm enough for the very high...More

Thank Tessa W
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great 'field trip' for any age. The interns at the center were wonderful and knowledgeable. And views and interesting

Thank cindytW8009RU
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caron f
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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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