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Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center

25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926-5088
+1 509-964-7815
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Free learning tour with great tour guide

Well worth the drive to the Wind and Solar Energy Facility. There is a lot to look at in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sherry R
Be ready for a Wild and Windy experience!!

My wife and I went to the Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center when we were swinging through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ali A
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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.
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25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg, WA 98926-5088
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+1 509-964-7815
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the drive to the Wind and Solar Energy Facility. There is a lot to look at in the Visitors center from videos to displays. We donned hard hats and Google's to your the inside of a wind Turbine. Learned a lot about the...More

Thank Sherry R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center when we were swinging through Ellensburg, and we weren't disappointed. Our tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. Seeing the magnitude of the windmills up close was really cool. The tour is definitely...More

Thank Ali A
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The people here are first rate, particularly the tour leaders. They are knowledgable and friendly and employed by a third party company. Where else can you get so close to wind turbines and even go inside on a tour? Flower tours are also provided on...More

Thank Angeles
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Did a tour of this place today, the guide was very knowledgeable and performed well with all the wind which did make it kind of difficult to hear, like I said she performed well though.. the views are spectacular and the info on The turbines...More

Thank Clay P
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

It was fun to learn about how the state of Washington is using renewable energy to power the future.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Very very interesting Visitors Center. We missed the actual tour (10 a.m. and 2p.m.), but enjoyed all the displays, both inside and outside. It's not well-marked at all out on I-90, but I did read about it at the Ryegrass Rest Area eastbound, so when...More

Thank agoneil
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 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 December 8, 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

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Reviewed December 3, 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 December 6, 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 October 28, 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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caron f
July 26, 2015|
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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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