Discovering Washington: The Olympic Game Farm

On Monday, we thought we would go on our first big Washington adventure. It was a spontaneous decision but it was a beautiful day and we refused to stay inside.

We decided to make the hour and a half drive to Sequim so we could go to the Olympic Game Farm.

bald eagle sitting by yak

The drive was great because we had an incredible view for most of it.

discovering washington drive home sequimHood Canal Bridgediscovering washington drive home

We stopped for a potty break at a store that has a fountain garden out front. The kids enjoyed it quite a bit. I bet they wouldn’t have minded if we stayed there all day!

discovering washington Z at fountains

However, there were animals to see and being a holiday (President’s Day), we knew the place would get busy.

So we continued on.

There were plenty of other places to stop along the way. Next time we go, (when the kids are older and would be up for more than one thing in a day), we’ll be stopping at one of the lavender farms. Maybe even the Native American Museum, that just happens to be right on the water.

The Olympic Game Farm is one of those places where you drive around the entire place feeding animals as you go. There were signs throughout the farm stressing that the animals can only have 100% whole wheat bread. We bought three loaves from them so we didn’t have to worry about it.

We got to feed a huge array of animals, but the highlight for the little lady was seeing zebras so close. They were gorgeous!!

zebra eating grass at olympic game farm

One of my highlights was the Bald Eagle that was hanging out in the grass. As soon as we were right next to it, it took off-man, their wing span is amazing!

Bald Eagle Flying away

I forgot how aggressive the Bison are from the last time my husband and I went (before the kids were born). I won’t forget again. Their tongues are really long. They wrap them around the bread like a snake, it makes it impossible to feed them without touching their tongue. They look dry, but they are so drooly!

Once you’re ready to move on to the next animal, the bison have something else in mind. There’s a horrible feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when a gigantic bison is running alongside your car. At least we were in an SUV…

The kids had a great time! It was amazing seeing such a huge variety of animals that close!!

This adventure was fairly inexpensive. We kept the cost down by packing a lunch.

So, the total cost for this trip:

Gas $13
Entry to Farm $24 ($12 per adult, the kids were free)
3 loaves of bread $6

Total was $43 for the whole day and the kids will remember it for a long time.

We have a string of bad weather for the rest of the week, so I’ll have to get creative so I the kids don’t go stir crazy.

What types of adventures does your family like to go on? Have you ever been to a game farm where you can feed the animals as you go?

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February 20, 2015
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8 Comments

  • Reply pranitasohony

    What a descriptive and attention capturing post! I hadn’t heard of any such farm before! Eager to try one now (if I find it in India) Seems you had a great day!

    February 20, 2015 at 8:12 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you! It was a lot of fun!

      February 20, 2015 at 9:22 am
  • Reply lflaute96

    Wonderful pictures! The trip sounds amazing! I bet kids had a blast. The lavender farm sounds like an exciting place to visit.

    February 20, 2015 at 9:13 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you-it was! I love lavender farms, they’re just so beautiful!

      February 20, 2015 at 9:23 am
  • Reply mrsmuffintop

    That view for your drive!!! So pretty! We have something similar out here in California, but my kids are more interested in the slides they have there, over the animals!

    February 20, 2015 at 10:32 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      If there were slides I would bet my kids would choose those over the animals too. Lol!

      February 20, 2015 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Melissa (Wading Through Motherhood)

    That is a good price for being able to be so close to the animals. We have the Safari Park in San Diego but I think it’s like 75 a person to do the up close and personal thing. We did go to the barnyard zoo near our house this weekend, which was free. =)

    February 23, 2015 at 10:33 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Woah-$75/person is a little steep. But you can’t beat free! My kids love barn animals!!

      February 23, 2015 at 10:36 am

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