- TripBuzz found 284 things to do with kids in or near Vancouver, Washington, including 254 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Linn, Portland, Hillsboro and Oregon City.
- From Kids Club Fun & Fitness to Big Al's Bowling, the Vancouver area offers 82 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and Children's Play Area.
- Located on the north side of the Columbia River, Vancouver, WA is just 30 minutes from the booming Portland, OR. Vancouver was ranked among the top 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine. The city contains buildings of many different architectural styles with Chicago, Queen Ann, art deco, and many other styles represented throughout the city.
Schreiner's Iris Gardens has won the Dykes Memorial Medal from the American Iris Society 11 times for the irises that it grows on their 200 acres of land. From May to July, visitors can view 10-acres of the irises free.
Open to the general public on weekends, the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater offers information about the surrounding area, educational programs, and an on-site bookstore. There are also two trails near the main building for walking and exploration.
The debris from the famous 1980 volcano explosion of Mount St. Helens is just below the overlook cliff where the Johnston Ridge Observatory is poised. Several films, ranger talks, maps, a small food cart, and souvenir shop are available on site.
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Hwy. 504, milepost 5, Castle Rock, WA MoreLess Info
Open seven days a week during the summer, the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Seaquest/Silver Lake is the original center built in 1993. The displays focus mostly on the history of the mountain and area.
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6700 Field of Dreams Way NE, Keizer, OR 97303 MoreLess Info
A minor league baseball team in the San Francisco Giants farm system, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Professional Baseball plays in the Northwest League. The team holds a series of special events and promotions throughout the season.
Four basketball hoops, a youth-sized baseball diamond, and tennis court make Bob Newton Park popular for sport-based recreation. The site which is spread over nearly six acres also has playground equipment and picnic tables.
Located just inside the blast zones of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, The Forest Learning Center has displays focused on telling the story behind the eruption and return of the forest. There are other resources which cover forestry practices and how trees grow.
The Keizer Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization that has the goal of maintaining the building and grounds as a source of pride for Keizer citizens. The foundation hosts weddings, parties, and meetings.