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Olympic Game Farm

Experience wildlife in a unique and exciting way. The Olympic Game Farm is a drive-through wildlife exhibit, where animals will come up right to visitor vehicles! Experience wildlife in a way that is unlike anywhere else. During the summer months, the farm also has a petting farm and freshwater aquarium. See the animals and experience their world through education and observation, the majority of which are native to the Northwest region. Visitors may even bring their own bread to feed the animals, as long as it is wheat or whole grain only. With over 200 animals on-site, the driving tour leaves visitors with vivid memories of these amazing creatures. Friendly llamas and yak eat bread from your hand, clowning bears stand up and wave, and the elk and buffalo peacefully graze in the pastures.

Since the 1940s, Olympic Game Farm in Sequim has been dedicated to the welfare and well-being of animals. As a drive-through wildlife exhibit, it is funded entirely by tourism. Its goal is to have a fun place where visitors can experience wildlife at their own pace. The Olympic Game Farm strives to be a source of wildlife education for families and tourists.

Olympic Game Farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios for 28 years, filming at the farm and on the Olympic Peninsula, as well as on many different set locations. A few popular titles produced with their past animal actors are “Charlie the Lonesome Cougar”, “The Incredible Journey”, “White Wilderness”, and “Grizzly Adams” television and movie series. In 2012, The Game Farm used its black bear, Kitty, and wolf, Brutus, in “Serenity Farms”. In winter of 2013, Kitty once again appeared in a National Geographic documentary on black bears in the city. Summer of 2014, “Leland” a blacktail deer was used in the filming of “Captain Fantastic” as well as Olympic Game Farm used as a filming location for a scene.

After the death of Walt and Roy Disney, Disney Studios began to move away from nature films. In 1972, with approval from Disney Studios, the Olympic Game Farm opened to the public. Founders Lloyd and Catherine Beebe retired from the film industry and focused solely on caring for the animal actors, concentrating on offering “in need” captive-bred animals a new and loving home. Olympic Game Farm continues to accept in-need wildlife, as space permits and with approval from the proper authority . The Game Farm cannot accept local animals from the wild without permission from the Washington State Fish and Wildlife agency.

Several of the animals that come to the farm are either re-homed, come in as overflow from other licensed facilities, or have been received from other properly-licensed individuals. Although the Game Farm can never guarantee which animals will approach the bus on any given day, the tour will pass llamas, Tibetan yaks, zebras, Kodiak bears, Roosevelt elk, Sika deer and American bison. The animals are accustomed to Pacific northwest weather and many visit in the rain. All of the animals have access to weather shelters and privacy areas at all times.

Visitors may also see the Game Farm’s world-famous waving bears. From behind their fence, they wave in anticipation that some bread will be thrown to them. Visitors can also view the “in-need” predatory animals in their enclosures. At the petting zoo, visitors will find goats, and snakes and other reptiles in the reptile room.


A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about Olympic Game Farm

Olympic Game Farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios for 28 years, filming such movies as “Charlie the Lonesome Cougar” and “The Incredible Journey.”

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