Spend a couple of hours at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. and go on the Wild Drive, where you get to go through the park in the comfort of your own vehicle. Here you can experience seeing moose eating grass out of the lake, newborn bison calf, herds of Roosevelt elk and mountain goats roaming the free area. Reservations do need to be made for this tour as space if limited. Or enjoy the Wild Walk Experience - Laugh as Hawthorne and Huckleberry, two young orphaned grizzly bears splash and play in their pool, listen as the high pitched whistle of the eagles draws you closer and if you’re quiet and still, you may get a glimpse of the gray wolf masterfully sneaking through the brush. There are over 40 species of native Northwest animals who call this park their home.
Check out Rainier View Winery & Nursery for handcrafted wines and daily wine tasting, event space for bridal showers and wedding receptions, nursery with hanging baskets and garden starts.
Get outdoors at the High Cedars Golf Club: 2 courses – Championship 18-Hole course and Executive 9-hole course. Awe-inspiring views of Mt. Rainier, calming sound of the Puyallup River. Full-service restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge.
Enjoy cultural experiences at the Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village with ‘Hands on’ experiential learning tours. Pioneer Farm Tour includes a visit to two homestead cabins built in the 1880s. Native Americans Seasons Tour explores the activities native people engaged in at different times of the year.
There’s a small shopping center off of Mountain Hwy East, just 3 miles away that boasts many conveniences - Kinza Teriyaki offers your standard teriyaki and yakisoba dishes, with sizable portions. There’s a Cafe Elite drive thru coffee stand, Fred Meyer, Anytime Fitness, Rite Aid, Jiffy Lube, a Billen’s Wagon Wheel Dairy Mart and Shell Station, The Hideaway Sports Pub - offers your typical burgers, fries, tater tots, nachos and beers on tap. The Tonala Mexican Restaurant serves unique and authentic Mexican dishes - get a Mexican Pizza as an appetizer, crab enchiladas if you’re looking for something with a Pacific Northwest flavor, chorizo con huevos, or a plate of Miguel’s Street Tacos to share!