Tourism to Fort Vancouver NHS Creates $40.4M in Economic Benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 733,539 visitors to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) in 2013 spent $40.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 610 jobs in the local area. These numbers are all increases over those reported in 2012. “Fort Vancouver proudly welcomes visitors from across the… Read More

Wildlife Safari

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I recently visited Wildlife Safari in Southern Oregon with my family, and was amazed! Check out just a few of the photos we snapped of exotic animals we came face to face with. To read my entire article on Wildlife Safari, pick up a copy of the July 2014 issue at any of these locations,… Read More

NW Getaway: Wildlife Safari

“You are captive, they roam free,” says a sign skirting the road leading to Wildlife Safari in Southern Oregon. It’s the first indicator that the park you are about to enter is unlike any zoo or menagerie you’ve ever visited before. Three hours south of Vancouver, in the lush hills outside Winston, Oregon, giraffes, rhinoceroses,… Read More

North American Amusement Parks and Attractions Announce Big News, Bigger Fun

The wide array of exciting experiences opening this summer illustrates there is something for everyone to enjoy at amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, museums, zoos, and aquariums all over the United States and Canada. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the global trade association for the attractions industry, releases the… Read More