Northwest USA Top Attractions
Surrounded by the same stately trees for which it was named, The Oaks, in Portland, Oregon in 2005 will celebrate its 100th consecutive year of operation, making it one of the oldest continuously operating amusement parks in America. Built by the Oregon Water Power and Navigation Company, the park opened its gates on May 30, 1905 to Portlanders who arrived by foot and on horseback, in automobiles and by boat from the Willamette River. In keeping with the design of other "Trolley Parks" across the country, most of its visitors disembarked from trolley cars which ran along the Portland-to-Oregon City tracks forming the eastern boundary of the park.
The Wyoming Dinosaur Center has 12,000 square feet of exhibition area. Fossils and life forms from earliest geologic time periods are displayed in a chronological perspective. There are over 200 displays throughout the museum. The central hall houses dozens of full-size mounted skeletons, including over 20 dinosaurs.
Wild Waves and Enchanted Village - The area's best thrill rides and roller coasters plus delicious food, games and all the fun and excitement you can handle.<br> Zooma Falls<br> Come enjoy thrills, chills and super entertainment on Zooma Falls at the Pacific Northwest's biggest and best water play place - Wild Waves. Embark on a twisting, turning voyage through the rushing rapids of Zooma Falls for the ultimate rafting experience. But beware of the thunder of the falls and hold tight for a cascading adventure as you zoom from top to bottom.
The Alaska SeaLife Center is a non-profit marine science facility dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation and public education. The Center's research and rehabilitation facilities and naturalistic exhibits immerse visitors in the dynamic marine ecosystems of Alaska.
Montana'a Largest Water Park. The SHREDDER X-TREME is truly a one-of-a-kind family thrill ride with the option of single, double or triple tube riders. It's an amazing adventure offering hours of family fun.<br> Ride the wild rapids on the BIG SPLASH RIVER RIDE.<br> Climb the seven story Pizza Hut GERONIMO SPEED SLIDE.<br> Try the wet and wild ROLLER COASTER BULLET SPEED SLIDE.<br> The twister waterslide, the kiddie slides and play area and the huge whirlpool are all part of the family adventure.
Located in Buffalo, Wyoming at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, The Historic Bozeman Crossing & Conference Center offers everything a traveler needs for a unique Western travel destination, family vacation stop-over between The Black Hills & Yellowstone, or a convenient business conference location! http://www.bozemancrossing.com/
The Space Needle is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest and is the symbol of the U.S. city of Seattle, Washington. Located on the grounds of Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair, during which time nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators — 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. It is now privately owned. The Space Needle is a tower 184 m (605 feet) high and 42 m (138 feet) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. It is built to withstand winds of up to 240 km/h (150 mph) and earthquakes up to 9.5 magnitude, and has 25 lightning rods on the roof to withstand lightning strikes. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org" target="new">Source</a>
Wildlife Safari is a fun-filled family destination where you can view over 500 animals in their natural habitat, roaming freely as they do in the wild! Visitors to the park drive through a 4.5 mile trek to see animals from Africa, Asia and the America’s. This unique setting offers many opportunities to get up close and personal with animals large and small. <br> Safari Village is home to unique animals, a petting zoo, beautiful gardens, the Casbah Gift Shop, Smokin' Hippo BBQ and White Rhino Event Center. <br> Wildlife Safari is a world-renowned medical and research facility. We are nationally recognized for our educational facility in veterinary and biological sciences and welcoming interns from all over the world. <br> A favorite hang-out for Douglas County residents and great place to stop for the day as families travel along the I-5 corridor through southern Oregon.
Swimming is a lifelong sport. It can improve your health; provide entertainment, confidence, and skills that can improve your life. Here at H2Oasis we understand the value of basic water safety and swimming essentials. Our staff is dedicated to water instruction that will provide the public with an exceptional grasp of the aquatic environment.
The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is a unique not-for-profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility. Located in the gateway community of West Yellowstone, Montana one block from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Visitors will find exciting and fun family adventure waiting for them at this AZA (American Zoo & Aquarium Association) accredited wildlife bear and wolf preserve.
Haunted House, Ice mountain Bobsled Roller Coaster, Summer Comedy Theatre, English Village, Big Timber Log Ride, Challenge of Mondor and more.
Surrounded by two wooden giants, Coaster Alley is not the type of place you want to walk through alone. It takes friends and guts to climb aboard Tremors, Silverwood’s signature 60-mile per hour wooden rollercoaster. After all, dropping over 100 feet and plunging through pitch-black underground tunnels of terror is not for the faint of heart. Tremors was named one of the Top 5 coasters in the nation by Teen People magazine.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. <br> This 715-acre park has a little bit of everything: lakes, trails, meadows and plenty of animals. Northwest Trek is home to more than 200 North American animals. <br> Explore the Park - See bighorn sheep, deer, Roosevelt elk, woodland caribou, mountain goats, bison and more up close from comfortable trams while touring the free-roaming area. Walk forested pathways to view grizzlies, black bears, wolves, bobcats, lynx, cougars, owls, eagles and wetland animals in beautiful natural exhibits. Five miles of nature trails await exploration and the Cheney Discovery Center offers exciting hands-on experiences.