- TripBuzz found 58 things to do with kids in or near Albany, Oregon, including 43 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Corvallis, Salem, Keizer and Welches.
- From Lakeshore Lanes to Oregon Fishing Club, the Albany area offers 60 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Theaters.
- The city of Albany is proud that it produces rare metals such as zirconium and titanium. Resting on the Willamette River, the city is also popular for water sports such as paddling and canoeing. And preserving the city's history, the downtown community houses a museum with an historic, fully-operational carousel.
Visitors will delight in glimpsing migrating gray whales at the Whale Watching Center, which features the Whale Watching Spoken Here volunteer program. Guests can learn about the majestic creatures and watch them blow, dive and breach in the coastal waters.
Boiler Bay State Wayside is a scenic outlook that provides remarkable views of the bay and of local wildlife. A rocky shore, the Wayside produces dramatic waves, and is a good place to watch sea birds and even whales.
With over 40-acres of blooming fields of Dahlias, the Swan Island Dahlias is definitely a must visit—even men love the vibrant colors! The blooming flowers vary in their diameter from mere four-inch blooms to as huge as over 10-inches.
Located at the upper end of Memorial Park, Murase Plaza is a transitional area between the city outside and the more pastoral park to the south. The area includes an amphitheater, picnic areas, an interactive water area, and a playground.
Just over 1.5 acres, Sofia Park in Wilsonville, Oregon is a small neighborhood park that is ADA accessible. Amenities at the park include two barbecue grills, an interactive water feature, covered picnic tables, playground, pedestrian walkway, trails and benches.
The Jennifer Sears Glass Studio is a city owned facility with four resident artists. Visitors can blow their own glass objects, including paperweights and fluted bowls, under the supervision of the artists.