- TripBuzz found 67 things to do with kids in or near Salem, Oregon, including 49 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Albany, Keizer, Canby and McMinnville.
- From A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village to Gilbert House Children's Museum, the Salem area offers 82 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Children's Museums, History Museums and Parks.
- As the capital city of Oregon, Salem is the third largest city in the state. The city offers diverse cultural and artistic attractions to locals and those visiting including many parks, theatres, museums and an opera house. The city hosts many fairs and festivals, drawing thousands of visitors to the area annually, including the Salem Art Festival and Fair and the Annual World Beat Festival.
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116 Marion St Northeast, Salem, OR 97301 MoreLess Info
Three historic homes have been turned into a children's museum at the A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village. At Rockenfield House, children pretend to go to the grocery store, travel to China, and read storybooks, at the Gilbert House children interact with science, and at the Parrish House children learn about Gilb…
The Gilbert House Children's Museum is composed of three historic Victorian buildings that host hands-on, interactive exhibits for children, most notably, a 52 feet high erector set tower. The museum also offers summer camps, party packages, and outreach programs.
As of 2013, native grasses are being restored to the Minto Brown Park. Visitors can expect to see this restoration, along with a large off-leash area for pets, and 14 hiking trails ranging from .11 miles to 1.89 miles.
Patrons can find over 350,000 items including print books, audio books, DVDs, videos, music CDs, cassettes, public computers, meeting space, and art shows at the Salem Public Library. Visitors can also view a small art gallery.
Since Roger Tofte envisioned turning his backyard into a storybook wonderland for his small daughters, Enchanted Forest Theme Park has been enchanting its small visitors. The park offers kiddie rides based on popular classic stories.
Bush's Pasture Park contains the oldest greenhouse conservatory in Oregon, the Bush Barn Art Center featuring contemporary art, and the Bush Museum in the Asahel Bush home. The park also contains numerous playgrounds, horseshoe courts, tennis courts, and ball fields.
Guided tours take visitors to Bush House Museum back to 1878, the year the family mansion was constructed. Inhabited for 75 years by the family of owner Asahel Bush II, the house, located in Bush's Pasture Park, was kept largely in its original condition.
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1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301 MoreLess Info
The Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill explores the wool production process, with costumed history interpreters leading tours in the historic water-powered mill, built in 1889, that stands with 8 other historical buildings on the 5-acre site.
The Willamette Mission State Park is the site of the first mission for Native Americans. The park features 16 miles of trails for hiking, horseback-riding, and biking, picnic areas with walnut and filbert trees, volleyball, horseshoes, softball, soccer, and boating.