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Columbia River Gorge

Mt Hood

Mt St. Helens and Southwest Washington

Oregon Coast

Salem and the Willamette Valley

Columbia River Gorge

Bonneville Hatchery
Where: 70543 NE Herman Loop Cascade Locks OR 97014
Phone: 541-374-8393
dfw.state.or.us/fish/hatchery/
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Bonneville Lock & Dam
What: Located in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, the dam spans the Columbia River.
Where: Cascade Locks OR 97014
Phone: 541-374-8820
nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/ColumbiaRiver/Bonneville.aspx
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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum
What: Interactive exhibits about the formation of the gorge and the history of Wasco county.
Where: 5000 Discovery Dr The Dalles OR 97058
Phone: 541-296-8600
gorgediscovery.org
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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
What: Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler & Marine Park – Triple-decker paddle wheeler rides introduce the history of Lewis and Clark.
Where:
Phone: 503-224-3900
portlandspirit.com
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Mt. Hood Railroad
What: Special events include Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine each summer and Polar Express in November and December.
Where: 110 Railroad Ave Hood River OR 97031
Phone: 541-386-3556
mthoodrr.com
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Mt Hood

Dodge Park
What: Twenty sites available Memorial Day weekend through Sept. 30.
Where: 10991 SE Lusted Rd Sandy OR 97055
Phone: 503-823-2525
portlandoregon.gov/water/47496
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Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl
What: More than 20 activities including bungee jumping, zip line, alpine slide and Malibu Raceway. Tamer activities and indoor play zone for little ones.
Where: 87000 E Hwy 26 Government Camp OR 97028
Phone: 503-222-2695
skibowl.com
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PGE Campgrounds
What: PGE owns and operates several campgrounds within a few hours of Portland.
Where: Multiple Locations
Phone: 503-464-8515
portlandgeneral.com/community_environment/parks_campgrounds
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Wildwood Recreation Site
What: Hiking trails, picnic facilities, interpretive plaques and a cut-out underwater fish viewing chamber. Open mid-March through mid-November.
Where: 39 miles east of Portland off Hwy 26 Welches OR
Phone: 503-375-5646
blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/site_info.php?siteid=221
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Mt St. Helens and Southwest Washington

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum
Where: 1101 SW Sylvenus St Chehalis WA 98532
Phone: 360-748-9593
steamtrainride.com
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Great Wolf Lodge
Where: 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW Grand Mound WA 98531
Phone: 800-640-9653
greatwolf.com/grandmound/waterpark
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Hands On Children’s Museum
Where: 414 Jefferson St NE Olympia WA 98501
Phone: 360-956-0818
hocm.org
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Mount St. Helens Institute
Where: 19000 Spirit Lake Hwy Toutle WA 98601
Phone: 360-449-7883
mshslc.org/volcanic-explorations/youth-programs/volcano-camp/
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Mount St. Helens Johnston Ridge Observatory
Where: 24000 Spirit Lake Hwy Toutle WA 98649
Phone: 360-274-2140
fs.usda.gov/mountsthelens
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Mount St. Helens Monument Headquarters
Where: 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd Amboy 98601
Phone: 360-891-5003
fs.usda.gov/detail/mountsthelens/about-forest/offices
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Mount St. Helens Visitors Center
What: Various observation spots allow for diverse perspectives on the still-active volcano that erupted in 1980.
Where: 3029 Spirit Lake Hwy Castle Rock WA 98611
Phone: 360-274-0962
parks.wa.gov/stewardship/mountsthelens
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Pendleton’s Washougal Weaving Mill
What: Watch raw wool get dyed and spun into yarn then woven and finished to create unique Indian blankets.
Dates/Times/Costs: Free.
Where: 2 Pendleton Way Washougal WA 98671
Phone: 360-835-1118
pendleton-usa.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=MillTours&parentName=Heritage
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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
What: Five thousand acres of wetlands, marshes, grasses and scores of birds and other wildlife.
Where: Headquarters: 28908 NW Main Ridgefield WA
Phone: 360-887-4106
fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/ridgefield/
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Skamania Lodge Zipline Tour
What: Seven zip lines from 100-900 feet long, with spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge.
Where: 1131 Skamania Lodge Way Stevenson WA 98648
Phone: 509-427-0202
zipnskamania.com
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Washington State Parks
What: To find campgrounds in Washington and reserve campsites, visit parks.wa.gov or call 888-CAMPOUT (226-7688). For information only, call 360-902-8844.
Where: Multiple Locations
Phone: 888-226-7688
parks.wa.gov
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Oregon Coast

Tillamook Forest Center

TILLAMOOK FOREST CENTER
On your next trip to the coast, stop at the Tillamook Forest Center for some free family fun! Climb to the top of our lookout tower or experience the sights, sounds and smells of a fire in our multi-sensory Burn Theater. Located on Hwy 6, an hour’s drive west of Portland.
Where: 45500 Wilson River Hwy Tillamook OR 97141
Phone: 866-930-4646
Email: tfcinfo@oregon.gov
tillamookforestcenter.org
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Barview Jetty
Where: 8000 Cedar St Rockaway Beach OR 97136
Phone: 503-322-3522
co.tillamook.or.us/gov/parks/campgrounds.htm
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Cape Lookout State Park
Where: 13000 Whiskey Creek Rd Tillamook OR 97141
Phone: 503-842-4981
oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=134
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Columbia River Maritime Museum
What: Interactive exhibits illustrate life on the river, both past and present.
Where: 1792 Marine Dr Astoria OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-2323
crmm.org
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Ecola State Park
Where: 84318 Ecola State Park Rd Cannon Beach OR 97110
Phone: 503-436-2844
oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=136
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Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center
What: The public wing of OSU’s Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center, with marine animal exhibits and interactive elements.
Where: 2030 S Marine Science Dr Newport OR 97365
Phone: 541-867-0226
hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor
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Lewis and Clark National Historic Park
What: Site includes a replica of the explorers’ camp, museum, theater, historic canoe landing and hiking trails that follow the explorers’ paths.
Where: 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd Astoria OR 97103
Phone: 503-861-2471
nps.gov/lewi
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
What: Features unique marine life exhibits including Passages of the Deep, an acrylic passageway suspended in a 1.3 million gallon tank of sea creatures.
Where: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd Newport OR 97365
Phone: 541-867-3474
aquarium.org
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Sea Lion Caves
What: Sea lions, birds, marine life.
Where: 91560 Hwy 101 N Florence OR 97439
Phone: 541-547-3111
sealioncaves.com
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Tillamook Cheese Factory
What: Watch cheese being processed, learn about the history of cheese making, taste award-winning cheeses, purchase food, ice cream, fudge and lots more.
Dates/Times/Costs: Free.
Where: 4175 Hwy 101 North Tillamook OR 97141
Phone: 503-815-1300
tillamook.com/cheese-factory/factory-tour.html
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Tillamook Naval Air Museum
What: One of the top five privately-owned aircraft collections in the nation, with about 30 planes in a wooden aircraft hangar built during WWII.
Where: 6030 Hangar Rd Tillamook OR 97141
Phone: 503-842-1130
tillamookair.com
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Visit Seaside Oregon
Where: 989 Broadway Seaside OR 97138
Phone: 503-738-3097
SeasideOR.com
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Salem and the Willamette Valley

Antique Powerland Museum
What: Collection presenting Oregon’s agricultural heritage through steam-powered equipment, antique farm machinery and more. Open March-Oct.
Where: 3995 Brooklake Rd NE Brooks OR 97303
Phone: 503-393-2424
antiquepowerland.com
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Asahel Bush House Museum
What: 1877 house features many of the original furnishings.
Where: 600 Mission SE Salem OR 97302
Phone: 503-363-4714
oregonlink.com/bush_house
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Carlson Skate Park
Where: 930 Chemawa NE Keizer OR 97303
Phone: 503-390-3700
skateoregon.com/Keizer/Keizer.html
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Champoeg State Heritage Area
What: Site of Oregon’s first provisional government; hosts a variety of living history events.
Dates/Times/Costs: Free; $5 parking fee or Oregon State Park pass.
Where: 8239 Champoeg Rd NE St. Paul OR 97137
Phone: 503-678-1649
champoeg.org
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Deepwood Estate
What: 1894 multi-gabled Queen Anne style house and English gardens.
Where: 1116 Mission St SE Salem OR 97302
Phone: 503-363-1825
historicdeepwoodestate.org
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Enchanted Forest Theme Park
What: Amusement park with fantasy themes for young children. Closed during winter.
Where: 8462 Enchanted Way SE Turner OR 97392
Phone: 503-371-4242
enchantedforest.com
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Gilbert House Children’s Museum
What: Interactive children’s museum located near downtown Salem’s Riverfront Park. (OMSI membership is honored for free admission so bring your membership card!)
Where: 116 Marion St NE Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-371-3631
acgilbert.org
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Marion Skate Park
Where: 551 Commercial NE Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-588-6261
skateoregon.com/Salem/Salem.html
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Riverfront Park
What: Cruise on the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler (willamettequeen.com), ride the Riverfront Carousel (salemcarousel.org), and check out Eco Earth, an inspiring work of recycled art.
Where: 200 Water NE Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-588-6261
cityofsalem.net/Residents/Parks/ParkTour/Pages/Riverfront%20Park.aspx
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Saturday Market and Farmers Markets
What: Seasonal markets throughout the week. Check website for opening/closing dates, times, and locations.
Where: 1320 SE Waller SE Salem OR 97302
Phone: 503-585-8264
salemsaturdaymarket.com
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Volcanoes Stadium
What: Home of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team.
Where: 6700 Field of Dreams NE Keizer OR 97303
Phone: 503-390-2225
volcanoesbaseball.com
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Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
What: Features the 1841 Jason Lee House, the 1896 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill and other historic structures.
Where: 1313 Mill St SE Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-585-7012
willametteheritage.org
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