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Barnwood Restaurant offers "farm-to-fork" freshness with dishes made using locally sourced
ingredients. The interior design takes its cue from this farm-fresh philosophy. Rustic materials,
including reclaimed barnwood and handmade wall coverings, combine with a deep color
palette to evoke the natural, north woods lifestyle of Great Wolf's origin story. An accent wall
features wine barrels branded with the Great Wolf paw print.
Attractions within the Great Wolf Adventure Park, an indoor family entertainment center, include
a rock-climbing wall, a ropes course, and an exclusive live-action, interactive game that takes
place throughout the lodge. The sense of nostalgia evoked by the history of the National Park
Service served as The McBride Company's design inspiration throughout the facility.
The spirit of the national parks runs through the interior design and architecture of the Great Wolf Adventure
Park. Vintage elements reference the iconography of the National Park Service. A giant treehouse (left) offers
a magical spin on the traditional park ranger cabin. An entry arch (above) features a park map designed in
the style of the National Park Service, and the flooring is made of wooden boardwalks and stamped concrete
'dirt.' Guests traverse through corridors with hand-carved woodwork crafted from oversized logs.
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