Weekend Getaway for Oct. 30


WHAT: A visit to Wolf Haven International in Tenino provides the opportunity to take a walking tour of a wolf sanctuary. All tours are guided and last about 50 minutes. The terrain is mostly flat.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Hours can vary so visitors are encourage to check to make sure Wolf Haven is open before they visit.

WHERE: 3111 Offut Lake Road SE, Tenino.

GETTING THERE: Take Exit 99 from Interstate 5 and go east on 93rd Avenue for three miles. Turn right on Old Highway 99 and drive four miles and turn left on Offut Lake Road. Wolf Haven will be on your right.

COST: $12 adults; $10 seniors (62 and older), students with identification and active duty service members; $7 ages 4-12.

HISTORY: According to the Wolf Haven website, Steve and Linda Kuntz founded the sanctuary in 1982. Their goals were to care for wolves and educate the public on the animals. Wolf Haven says it has saved more than 170 wolves and has more than 12,000 human visitors per year.

OF NOTE: Tours start every hour and reservations aren’t required. Pets are not permitted on the property and those requiring the use of a service dog are asked to call the facility at 360-264-4695, Ext. 221, prior to visiting. Visitors are encouraged to dress as if it will rain and to arrive at least 10 minutes before their tour. Visitors are welcome to take photos, but tripods, monopods and lenses over 200 millimeters are prohibited except on photo tours. (Visit the Wolf Haven website for more information on photography rules.) Visitors also are encouraged to bring picnic meals. Only snack food is sold at Wolf Haven’s gift shop.

INFORMATION: wolfhaven.org.