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“Fair and events” 4 of 5 stars
Review of State Fair Park & Yakima Valley SunDome

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State Fair Park & Yakima Valley SunDome
1301 South Fair Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901
509-248-7160
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Yakima
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Outdoors
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Owner description: Central Washington's entertainment headquarters! 120 acres of unique space allow us to book a multitude of events. Motorized events, horse events, concerts, flat shows, Vintiques Car Shows, the list goes on. Signature event is the annual Central Washington State Fair, September 21-September 30, 2012. Ten days of non-stop activities and entertainment.
Yakima, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fair and events”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Centrall Washington State Fair in Sept is the best in the state. A variety of things for everyone to look at and do. Good food too. Lots of animals, exhibits, rides, carnival games and also vendors in the Sundome.
The Sundome is alright. Kind of hard to walk up to the higher seats and the sound isn't great for loud concerts. The food is the kind you expect in that kind of place.
For the size of the city, Yakima is lucky to have a big place so that shows or events can come here, but they do need more entertainment to come. The baseball field was home to the Bears but they are gone now.
Just don't park in the neighborhoods around it, not that safe to walk.

Visited September 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Central WA Fair is a hoot . .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Visit the fair in Sept. Lots to see - even ride a camel!
Sawyer Brown & others came. The vendors in the Sundome were cool too . . .

Visited September 2013
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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Attended a convention”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Nice staff, okay food. Wish their AC was a little higher especially in the evening but a great venue for a big event.

Visited July 2013
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Moses Lake, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“This place is falling apart and poorly managed and maintained.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I can not stress enough how sad and unsightly this facility is. Let me rant in a bullet style rave about how pitiful and poorly run this place is in bullet points:
* Restrooms are broken down, poorly lighted, smelly and not maintained with soap or paper towels, the water at the sinks runs for 2 seconds then shuts off.
*The Concession stand is overpriced and does not take Credit or Debit Card, but they are willing to rob you at the ATM to get cash
*The exhibitor lounge area for use is a small windowless dungeonlike prison cell with one table and 2 chairs
*The outside food policy is STRICTLY enforced to the point that management deems it necessary to have 3 people gang up on you to force you to the dungeon to eat a sandwich. They are afreaid the "patrons may see your food and think they can bring in stuff to"
* Above point is not enforced on their own employees as I routinely saw the toothless old lady checking hand stamps with her own OUTSIDE beverage cup for 7Eleven everyday!

Visited February 2013
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Zillah, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Bring more people in”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

They need to bring more big artists & events to the sundome. WWF & Carrie Underwood are Awesome, but thats not enough. Cirque de' Sole would be nice, or that big dinosaur exibition they have, Rascal Flatts, Kiss, Ne-Yo, Jabbawokeez, would be nice!!

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