- The list below includes 282 free or cheap things to do in or near Vancouver, Washington, including 80 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Bowling and Children's Play Area.
- From Waterfront Renaissance Trail to Esther Short Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Vancouver and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Linn, Portland, Oregon City and Hillsboro.
An outfitter and fishing guide service, Anderson's Outdoors leads river trips and fishing trips along Oregon's interior rivers. Visitors can fish for salmon or steelhead, and the tours are suitable for veteran fishermen or for newcomers.
Mirror Lake Trail is a popular nature loop trail which provides access to the Mirror Lake and the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness area. With multiple elevation changes, the trail offers a scenic hike coupled with beautiful views of Mount Hood.
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.
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45500 Wilson River Highway (Oregon 6), Tillamook, OR MoreLess Info
The Tillamook Forest Center has a 40-foot replica of a forest fire lookout tower, a 250-foot long suspension bridge, numerous hiking trails and a documentary film. The film tells the story behind the four wildfires that destroyed 355,000 acres of the Tillamook Forest.
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.