- The list below includes 13 free or cheap things to do in or near Longview, Washington, including 67 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Caverns & Caves.
- From Lake Sacajawea Park to Seventh Avenue Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Longview and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Castle Rock and Amboy.
There is a 3.5 mile traffic free biking and hiking trail around the lake, 3 playgrounds, Japanese gardens and fishing areas. Picnic anyway around the lake, and then rent a kayak or canoe that can be launched from one of several docks. In the summer there are live music events.
Situated on 29 acres, 7th Avenue Park is located along Cowlitz River and features fields for softball and soccer. The park also provides restroom facilities, a children's playground, bleacher seating and picnic areas.
Round up some friends for a few games at Triangle Bowl. Leagues, open play and birthday parties are offered. Stop in on the weekend for special events like Moonlight Bowl and Monte Carlo. Foods and beverages are available. Open seven days a week.
A 10000 square foot skate park of primarily concrete and asphalt construction, Longview Skatepark offers a variety of activities for skaters of various skill and experience levels. It features street skating as well as a quarter pipe.
Guidelines Fishing offers professional Washington state fishing guides who specialize in Cowlitz River fishing, including other tributaries of the Columbia River. They feature year round fishing and engage in salmon fishing, steelhead fishing and fishing for trout.
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.
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.