Six distinct wineries make up the South Sound Wine Trail. At each stop, visitors sample flights of handcrafted wines and meet the winemakers that produce them, using grapes from some of Eastern Washington's best vineyards. The award-winning wineries of the South Sound Wine Trail include, Stottle Winery, Madsen Family Cellars, Northwest Mountain Winery, Medicine Creek Winery, Scatter Creek Winery, and Walter Dacon.
To make their award-winning, handcrafted wines, Amy and Josh Stottlemyer source their grapes from the local eastern Washington fields in the Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, and Columbia Valley. From that harvest, they craft thirteen wines, ranging from classics such as cabernet sauvignon and malbec to less-common wines such as tempranillo and viognier.
When the staff at Charlie's Safari claims to have the largest indoor play structure in the area, many will find it hard to argue with them as they look around the 22,000-square-foot jungle-themed facility. Here, kids scamper in, on, and around five levels of brightly-colored mazes and slides, air-filled bouncers, and a two-story laser tag arena. As kids unleash their imaginations, parents escape to their own lodge, secure in the knowledge that their children are being protected by the facility's Code ADAM safety system. Families can refuel at the on-site restaurant, which boasts housemade pizza sauce and corn dog batter. Charlie's Safari also hosts parties to celebrate children turning one year older and one year closer to being able to do their parents' taxes.
The Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival celebrates local fungi through food, talks, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of entertainment. On the cooking stage, chefs show visitors how to incorporate mushrooms into a variety of recipes, while the mushroom and wine event pairs mushroom hors d'oeuvres with tastes from local wineries. Elsewhere, local merchants showcase their mushroom-related wares to the music of live bands, almost none of whom have gills. To take a more active part in the festivities, visitors can express their love of mushrooms and phosphorescence during the Grow in the Dark 5K or get their fill of fungi during the Shroom Feast.
Hawk's Prairie Casino and Riverbend Resaurant features a variety games and diverse menu. We are a family friendly smoke free enviornment located right off I-5 at exit 111. We host daily poker tournaments with live action poker with a specialized "Pit Stop Menu" for the avid gamer. Let our staff entertain you!
Former police officer Brian Johnson has been practicing martial arts for 31 years. That may be hard to believe, but it's obvious to anyone who's ever taken one of the classes at his Academy in Lacey. Johnson and his team teach students how to defend themselves in real-life situations, emphasizing self-discipline through classes in Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and Hulk smash. They even take on students as young as 3, teaching them basic techniques that build listening skills and coordination.