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Address: 25905 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone Number: 509-964-7815
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Located in the middle of the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, the...

Located in the middle of the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility, the Renewable Energy Center allows visitors to see how the energy of the wind and sun are turned into electricity. Displays in the exhibit area highlight wind and solar technology, as well as the area’s unique natural history. 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. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily from April through November, 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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It is informative and seeing the blades on the ground and going inside the turbine gives you the reality of the size of these things.As owners of one of the largest 100 ft... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Woodinville, Washington
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Woodinville, Washington
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It is informative and seeing the blades on the ground and going inside the turbine gives you the reality of the size of these things.As owners of one of the largest 100 ft residential turbines, we were still in awe of these up close and personal .

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I'm so proud that Puget Sound Energy went the extra mile to create a public education center. Wind generators are certainly a curious addition to our area's landscape. The Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center will answer lots of questions for you...and you can get up close and personal. There's a knowledgable staff on site every day I think. It's maybe... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This center is in a relatively isolated location but well worth the drive. The guide we had was fantastic. There are many interesting exhibits & films in the visitor center. The tour includes going inside one of the wind turbines & hearing an explanation of how it works. The view from the center is wonderful, too. At more than 3,000... More 

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Ronald, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center is dang cool. There is a great visitors center with tons of info on wind and solar energy. There are free informational tours where you get up close and personal with the parts of the wind turbines. You get to see and touch the generator and blade and even go inside an operating... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic scenery, the building would be a great place for a wedding reception or other gathering. Could be great hunting farther in.

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Pasco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We enjoyed our visit. It's fun to see the windmills (turbines?) up close. The visitor's center is educational, and they offer tours so you can learn and see even more. It's several miles out of Ellensburg, but worth the trip.

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Yakima Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is a very informative and awesome place to learn about wind energy. They will answer all your questions with honesty and integrity! It is also a wonderful place to host a business meeting and very accommodating.

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Enid, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We had never been to see a wind farm before. We had a guided tour and got to go inside one of the bases. Our guide explained how the energy is made and transmitted, the cost involved, and answered all of our questions. It was very, very interesting. Of course, I knew nothing about it before. There was no charge... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Excellent tour of the power wind mills and great explanation of the operation. Passed many wind farms in my travels and really appreciated getting "up close' - Actually, inside a wind mill. Ver appropriate for teens on up.

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North Bend
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I went up there with my family since we needed to kill a couple hours and did not expect much, but I was surprised. The view up there is amazing especially towards the Columbia valley and I could get my kids interested into renewable energy and why this is so important for our future. They had a lot of questions... More 

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