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Uncover the Magic of Rocky Reach Discovery Center Near Leavenworth

The Rocky Reach Discovery Center, a hidden gem along the Columbia River, is about an hour from Pine River Ranch and offers an enchanting blend of education and entertainment.

This captivating attraction in Wenatchee, Washington, showcases the region’s natural beauty, rich history, and technological marvels through interactive exhibits, outdoor adventures, and hands-on experiences that delight visitors of all ages.

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Explore the Wonders of Rocky Reach Discovery Center

Immersive Exhibits and Interactive Learning

Step into a world of discovery as you explore four floors of engaging exhibits at the Rocky Reach Discovery Center. Marvel at the expanded windows in the fish-viewing room, where you can observe salmon and other native species up close. Test your skills as a steamboat captain in a thrilling simulation, or get hands-on with the “Fish Tales” exhibit for a unique fishy experience.

The center’s commitment to education shines through its “Hydropower Know-How” exhibit, where visitors can crank a turbine to understand energy generation firsthand. History enthusiasts will appreciate the displays showcasing the region’s rich past, including the stories of the First People who inhabited the area.

Outdoor Adventures and Natural Beauty

Beyond its indoor activities, the Rocky Reach Discovery Center boasts 17 acres of award-winning lawns and gardens. Families can enjoy the playground equipment and picnic shelters. Or explore the arboretum, which features 42 species of trees. The self-guided tour through the Rocky Reach Park Arboretum provides a perfect opportunity to appreciate the region’s diverse flora.

Year-Round Attraction With Special Events

The Discovery Center offers something new to discover in every season. From summer science adventures for kids to holiday-themed workshops in winter. The center’s diverse programming ensures a fresh experience with each visit. The Rocky Reach Café, open Tuesday through Friday, serves breakfast or lunch and baked goods.

Location, Hours, and Free Admission

It is located at 5000 State Highway 97A in Wenatchee, Washington, about an hour from Leavenworth. The center welcomes guests Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One of the best parts? Admission is free, making it an excellent budget-friendly option for families and travelers. The adjacent Rocky Reach Park and Playground extends its hours, opening daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This provides even more opportunities to enjoy the outdoor amenities.

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After an exciting day at the Rocky Reach Discovery Center, retreat to the comfort and luxury of Pine River Ranch.

Our rustic-chic accommodations offer charm and modern amenities, including private bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs, and scenic decks.

Located just minutes from Leavenworth’s attractions, Pine River Ranch provides the ideal base for exploring the region’s wonders.

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