Olympic Game Farm

There is just no other experience like visiting the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Wa. It’s basically a gigantic petting zoo combined with a safari. You can hand feed Tibetan Yaks, llamas, Roosevelt elk, Sika deer, American bison, and Zebras from your car window. Other animals you will see are bears, a lion, tiger, cougar and timber wolves. There’s also a section you can walk through that has an aquarium, reptile exhibit, donkeys and goats.

Lloyd Beebe, a wildlife photographer, was the original owner of the farm and it actually began as a movie set and animal repository for Walt Disney Studios from the 1950s to 1970s. Some of the animal actors can be seen in movies such as White Wilderness (1958), The Incredible Journey (1963) and Grizzly Adams.

After The death of Walt Disney in 1966 the Olympic Game Farm became a retirement facility for the animal actors. Most of the animals there today are decedents of the original actors. The Beebe family still owns and operates the facility with no signs of stopping.

Let me tell you, it is an exhilarating experience putting a small piece of bread into the mouth of a giant bison and there is nothing sweeter than petting the bridge of a yak’s nose. Have you had a llama poke it’s head inside your car window to say hello? Well, at the Olympic Game Farm you will be swarmed with this sort of magic.

Location:

1423 Ward Rd Sequim, Wa 98382

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