Today marked the closing day of live racing at Emerald Downs.
The Thoroughbred racetrack set in the shadow of Mount Rainier is not all big hats and bigger bets; there’s a ton of kid-friendly activities to be had. Besides chowing down on huge servings of soft serve ice cream, hot dogs and caramel corn, it’s fun for kids to get up close and personal with the stars of the attraction. Head down to the paddock before each race and watch the horses and jockeys do their rounds or check out the gift shop for a race day souvenir. The track offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and on gorgeous summer days, you can’t beat the view. The best part: Every Sunday during the summer is deemed Family Fun Day. Kids are treated to stage shows, face painting, pony rides and bouncy houses (all FREE)! If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to Emerald Downs this year, be sure to put it on your to-do list for next season!