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Private Tour: Olympic National Park Day Trip from Seattle
"Your day trip to Olympic National Park starts with a downtown Seattle hotel pickup for the scenic drive from Seattle. Enjoy a light breakfast of pastries and hot beverages in your luxury SUV or Mercedes van and enjoy the views of the coastal mountains as you near the park. During the drive to and inside the park you’ll make plenty of stops to take photos spot waterfalls and explore the area on short nature walks with your private naturalist guide. Home to the dramatic Olympic Mountains remote beaches and a lush temperate rainforest Olympic National Park is not just a national park — it’s also an International Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In other words it’s a spectacular natural wonder that overwhelms visitors with its beauty
From $219.00
 
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
"Seattle the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest is a vibrant city of dramatic contrast and diverse people - a towering Mt. Rainier and the glistening waters of the puget sound stand in sharp relief to the working class neighborhoods booming tech businesses and gourmet restaurants that fill the town. Exploring Seattle can be an adventure unto itself which is why pairing with an expert knowledgeable guide can be such a good idea. Rather than spending days wandering through neighborhoods trying to understand how the myriad of seemingly disparate parts all fit together this tour will show you the sites and give you the overview necessary to understand the real Seattle. The tour starts with a pick-up at your centrally located Seattle hotel. The vehicle the tour is conducted in is dependent on the size
From $60.00
 
Boeing Factory and Future of Flight Aviation Center Tour from Seattle
"After pickup at your Seattle or Seattle Airport hotel you'll be taken to the famous Boeing Factory in Everett. On the flight line see airplanes in various stages of being outfitted and painted for airline customers around the world. You may also see a Dreamlifter on the field a jumbo 747 cargo plane modified to transport the Dreamliner’s large parts from every corner of the world to Everett for final assembly. In the Future of Flight learning center you’ll use a touch screen computers to digitally design and test your own airplane.On this tour you will see: 787 Dreamliner Factory Production World's largest building Full sized 777 Jet engine exhibit
From $74.00

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Warnings and Dangers

Car Break-Ins

Interstate 5 is very close to the refuge, and it doesn't take much for thieves passing through to do a quick smash and grab of anything that might look valuable, and then be quickly on their way back...
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Warnings and Dangers

Strong Currents and Severe Tide Changes

If you go out to the Nisqually Reach Nature Center it is possible to get down and dirty in the tidal flats that border the northern edge of the refuge. Some people hunt for clams there, and others...
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Slippery Walkways

Wooden boardwalks are one solution to giving people access to the wetlands. However, they can also be extremely slippery, and therefore use caution when walking on them.When leaves fall on the...
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Jan 23, 2013

Eastern Grey Squirrels are Aggressive

Sometime in late April of 2012, a child was bitten by an Eastern Grey Squirrel at the refuge. Most likely the child and parents / guardians were attempting to feed it.These are wild animals, not...
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Jun 09, 2012
 
 
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Top Things to Do in Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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Twin Barns Loop Trail

The basics of the trail system isn't too complicated at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. There are basically 4 miles (6.5 km) of trails open to the public on the main part of the refuge. Doing all...
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Main Office and Visitor's Center

The refuge headquarters actually has some decent wildlife viewing available in its own right. What you see here will depend on how much traffic has been through here before you arrive, and how much...
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Nisqually Estuary Trail

Having opened after several months of very rapid hard work, the first segment of the Nisqually Estuary Trail has been built on top of a new dike constructed to maintain a smaller selection of...
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Kayaking (not allowed but nearby)

While the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge itself doesn't have kayak launch facilities, it is possible to find both a boat ramp and suitable beach at the Nisqually Reach Nature Center, which isn't...
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"Unique River Delta on the South Puget Sound"
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