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Family Friendly Fun

Girl at ES FountainVancouver USA is a great place to connect with your family. Perhaps it’s the relaxed pace of our friendly town. Or maybe it’s the abundance of exciting and educational activities that will delight all of your family members, from toddlers to teens.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is simply a must-see for all visitors to the area. Aside from touring through a working blacksmith shop, wood shop, and other period trades at the reconstructed fort, kids can actually dig for artifacts on site. Make sure to stop next door at Pearson Air Museum to get a historic perspective on aviation or even take a ride in one of the restored airplanes.

There are plenty of outdoor attractions to keep kids busy: the Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center is a 100-acre space that is designed to entertain kids with nature trails and a fish hatchery; the Pomeroy Living History Farm provides a first-hand view of pioneer life on this working farm; and the Water Resource Education Center has hands-on activities designed to give children a closer look at our drinking water and where it comes from.

There are also kid-friendly options for those ‘few’ rainy days we have too. Check out the Fort Vancouver Main Library. Trust us; your kids will love this library. It has one of the largest discovery zones in the nation and a viewing deck on the fifth floor. If they really need to blow off some steam, try one of the local kid’s indoor play lands which offers daily passes.

 

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Westfield Vancouver

  • 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive
  • , Vancouver, WA 98662
  • Region: Vancouver
  • Phone: 360-892-6255
  • Fax: 360-892-0124

Southwest Washington's largest and only enclosed shopping center with more than 120 specialty stores, five major anchor retailers including Nordstroms, Macy's, Sears, JC Penney, and a food court with 10 restaurants.…more

Allen's Crosley Lanes

  • 2400 E. Evergreen Blvd.
  • , Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Region: Default
  • Phone: 360-693-4789
  • Fax: 360-737-9883

Crosley Lanes offers offer 42 high quality lanes with easy automatic scoring for family, friends, and league bowling.

Battle Ground Cinema

  • 1700 SW 9th Avenue
  • , Battle Ground, WA 98604

Battle Ground Cinema is a state of the art, first run movie theater located in Battle Ground, Washington. The theater features luxury reclining seats, exceptional concessions, Christie Projection & Dolby Digital Surround Sound.…more

Bi-Zi Farms

  • 9504 NE 119th St.
  • , Vancouver, WA 98662

Seasonal events including Harvest Days and the Pumpkin Patch. Store has seasonal fruits and vegetables, and gifts.

Big Al's Family Entertainment Center

  • 16615 SE 18th Street
  • , Vancouver, WA 98683

Voted as Clark County’s best family fun value in 2008 and 2009, Big Al’s is more than just your typical bowling alley. With its woodsy, Northwestern motif and open beam ceilings, the huge entertainment complex offers 30 traditional lanes of bowling and another 12 lanes in an intimate lounge style setting. For the kids, there are over 100 player positions at the latest and …more

Cathlapotle Plankhouse

  • 28908 Northwest Main Avenue
  • , Ridgefield, WA 98642

This full-scale replica of a Chinookan-style cedar plankhouse is located at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge at the location of Cathlapotle, one of the largest Chinookan villages in the area. This Lewis & Clark historical site is where the Corp of Discovery camped in November 1805 and again in March 1806. Visitors to the Plankhouse can learn about the culture and …more

Cedar Creek Grist Mill

  • 43907 NE Grist Mill Road
  • , Woodland, WA 98674

The picturesque Cedar Creek Grist Mill is the only grain-grinding mill in Washington that has maintained its original structural integrity, grinds with stones, and is water-powered. Built in 1876, the mill has been fully restored as a working museum and is registered as a National Historic Site. The covered bridge spanning Cedar Creek adjacent to the mill was rebuilt in 1994, …more

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad

  • NE Railroad Avenue
  • , Yacolt, WA
  • Region: Battle Ground
  • Phone: 360-686-3559
  • Fax: 360-905-1746

In the logging boom days, this railroad line transported logs to Columbia River ports. Pulled by an 1841 diesel locomotive, the train transports passengers through scenic northern Clark County from Yacolt to Moulton Falls and Chelatchie Prairie and back. Open on weekends during the summer, with special events throughout the year that include casino nights, murder mysteries, …more

Cinetopia Mill Plain 8

  • 11700 SE 7th Street
  • , Vancouver, WA 98683
  • Region: Vancouver
  • Phone: 360-213-2800
  • Fax: 360-213-2828

Each of our auditoriums features the industry's finest comforts with plush Ultra Leather extra wide seats, extra leg room, and excellent stadium viewing. Grand Auditoriums offer luxury seating and Digital Super High Definition film presentation. The Living Room Theaters each have five seating areas that create a private "skybox" type of experience. In addition these theaters …more

Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23

  • 8700 Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive
  • , Vancouver, WA 98662

Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23 features three types of theater venues: 4 GXL Auditoriums with screens up to 80', 5 Grand Auditoriums, 9 Living Room Theaters with screens up to 80', and 5 Movie Parlors.

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