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Northwest Trek’s six-millionth (yes, million) visitor could arrive this weekend and win all these fabulous prizes

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on April 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm with 1 Comment »
April 14, 2012 4:00 pm
Welcome to Northwest Trek. Won't you come in? (Lui Kit Wong, News Tribune file, 2001)

Since Northwest Trek opened on July 17, 1975, people have travelled to the 723-acre park to see native animals in their habitat – bison, elk and moose; cougars, wolves and bears.

I dare you not to say “oh my.”

The Pierce County tourism attraction plans to celebrate all those visitors by recognizing Visitor No. 6 million, who, according to park calculations, should show up this weekend.

Admittedly such milestones are arbitrary, but they’re still fun. According to a news release yesterday from park officials, the lucky visitor will receive a prize package worth more than $600. It will include:

  • Free one-year family membership to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
  • Lunch for 6 at Trek’s Cafe
  • $30  gift card for Trek gift shop
  • 6 passes for the new zip line course coming to Northwest Trek this summer
  • A keeper tour for 6 (to be arranged at a later date)
  • Special animal encounter for the 6 millionth visitor and his or her party
  • Commemorative photo with Footloose, the Northwest Trek mascot and posting on the wildlife park’s Facebook page
  • One of a kind animal art painted by a raccoon

Northwest Trek is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Tram tours leave hourly beginning at 10 a.m. Admission for Pierce County residents are $15 for adults, ages 13 to 64; $13.50 for seniors, 65 and over; $11 for youths from 5 to 12; $8 for 3- and 4-year olds. Children 2 and under are admitted free.

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  1. rawdibob says:

    “Since Northwest Trek opened on July 17, 1975, people have travelled to the 723-acre park to see native animals in their habitat – bison…”

    I never knew that “bison” were native to the Pacific Northwest.

    Learn something new every day.

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