Another popular area attraction is open again. Sort of.
Northwest Trek is opening a, “Wild Walk.”
This option will be different than what you are used to at Northwest Trek. Basically, you will get to explore the areas you walk around normally on a one way path, but it will NOT include the tram ride.
Because of this, the ticket prices are quite a bit less than normal. Whether you’ll think it’s worth it at the reduced price, is up to you. It’s not a huge area, and if your kids are the type who just race right by stuff, and/or they’re too young to read or learn much, it may not be. On the other hand, if your peeps are big time into nature and animals, and you really need to get out of the house, it just may be.
We’ve heard from readers who really enjoyed it and thought it was easier to socially distance and see animals than at the zoo.
Our Trek friends tell us there are also a lot of baby animals now. Cute alert!
You will need a timed ticket, and you will need to buy them online, in advance.There are also a few other important things to know below.
Again, the big one is that this is a Wild Walk option, but not a full Trek experience with the tram.
There IS an option to drive thru the tram area in your own car, but that Wild Drive experience requires a whole separate (and pretty pricey) ticket. It’s also been super popular, with tickets selling out fast.
Here is more on the Wild Walk straight from the Trek site.
Wild Walk Experience Details
When: 9:30am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
Tickets: Online timed tickets required for everyone over 2 (including members).
What to expect: Follow the instructions on your ticket to enter the park safely, then follow the marked arrows to meet our animals. You can stay in the park as long as you like.
What to bring: Face coverings (required for everyone 5 and over), water bottle, your own stroller/wheelchair, credit/debit cards (no cash).
What you’ll see: Bears, cats, canines, wolverines, birds, forest and wetland animals. The outdoor food kiosk is open.
What’s closed: Tram rides are temporarily unavailable. The Kids’ Trek playground, Zip Wild, Cheney Discovery Center, the Baker Cabin, Forest Cafe and Gift Shop are all temporarily closed.
You can read more about the Wild Drive experience here at the Trek site or here in our post!
What else is open?
I’ll continue to do my best to keep you posted on what’s open and what’s closed. If there is something particular I can help with, or if you have a tip, come on over to one of the social channels, and let me know!