- 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.
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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.
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.
Young At Art provides a wide variety of activities for children. They offer painting on canvas and a race car, a play dough station, drawing area, pre-planned crafts, beads, fabrics, sensory tubs, regular craft supplies and a sand table,