Kids Activities in The Dalles

Annual Membership or One-Day Admission for Two to Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

Stevenson

Museum tells the story of Columbia Gorge from the viewpoint of both 19th century pioneers and the Chinook people who lived there long before

$40 $20

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$130 $49

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$45 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Your Music Tutor

Your Music Tutor

Gresham

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $45

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5 or 10 Private Piano Lessons at Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio

Oregon City

Students hone their technique and musicality in private piano lessons

$100 $40

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$40 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Park Place Music Academy

Park Place Music Academy

Park Place

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$90 $40

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$32 for $55 Worth of Music Lessons — Kit Taylor School Of Music

Kit Taylor

Jennings Lodge

Furthering skills on the piano for any age and any skill level. One-on-one lessons. Fun, no pressure environment.

$55 $32

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Violin or Fiddle Lessons at Red Barn Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Red Barn Studios

Fisher's Creek

2011 National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest winner teaches students to play fiddle or violin employing the Suzuki method

$120 $59

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Trampoline Passes at G6 Airpark (Up to 65% Off)

G6 Airpark

Multiple Locations

Jump around trampoline courts in a 12,000 sq. ft. arena

$20 $7

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Open Skate for 2 or 4 or 9 Weeks of Skate Lessons at Mountain View Ice Arena (Up to 60% Off)

Mountain View Ice Arena

Cascade Park

Ice rink that’s home to Jr. Vipers Youth Hockey Association hosts 35 hours of public-skate weekly; lessons use USFSA Basic Skills Program

$25 $10

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$21 for Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Five at Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes ($55 Value)

Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes

Northeast Hazel Dell

Bowling alley with 24 lanes and automatic scoring where families have played for three generations

$55 $21

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$21 for All-Day Classic Holiday Skate with Skate Rental for Two at Lloyd Center Ice Rink ($32 Value)

Lloyd Center Ice Rink

Lloyd District

Rented skates lace snugly around ankles as duos glide across the twinkling indoor rink decked for the holidays

$32 $21

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$6 for a 2014 Three-Visit Indoor Playground Pass at Munchkin Playland ($15 Value)

Munchkin Playland

Tanasbourne North / Hillsboro

Children explore an indoor playground with slides and climbing structures while adults relax in an adjoining cafe

$15 $6

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One-Year Maple, Oak, or Fir Membership at Hoyt Arboretum (Up to 50% Off)

Hoyt Arboretum

Portland

Members receive complimentary tours and special-event invites at a ridge-top arboretum with more than 6,000 trees

$35 $17.50

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$35 for Four Group Lessons for Guitar, Piano, or Voice at Every Family Needs Music ($130 Value)

Every Family Needs Music

Brooklyn

In group music lessons, teachers emphasize importance of fun over technical skill, fostering a deep-felt love of song

$130 $35

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Hum Strum Drum (Up to 53% Off)

Hum Strum Drum

Portland

Students aged 9 and older take part in classes available on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday

$80 $40

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Four or Eight One-Hour Guitar Lessons from Ryan Meagher (50% Off)

Ryan Meagher

Hazelwood

Jazz guitarist Ryan Meagher uses his experience as a recording musician and composer to guide students in their own musicianship

$240 $120

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A Private Music Lesson from North Tabor Guitar Studio (55% Off)

North Tabor Guitar Studio

North Tabor

Students learn how to play a guitar during four 30-minute guitar lessons with a professional music coach

$110 $49

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One, Four, or Eight African-Drumming Classes at Sound and Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Sound and Rhythm Drumming Studio

Portland

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums during 60-minute African-drumming classes

$12.50 $4.50

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African-Drumming Classes for Adults and Children at African World Music (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

African World Music

Portland

International performer and founder of the African World Music Project shares his taste of Ghanain music and culture with students

$50 $25

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$16 for $35 Worth of Drum Lessons — The Rhythm Lab

The Rhythm Lab

Portland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 $16

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Four-Day Musical Instrument Course at MusicWerks Studio (60% Off)

Musicwerks Studio

Portland

From the merchant: A four-week course exploring the basics of music in a fun and engaging group setting; choose between guitar and piano

$135 $54

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Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Lesson from Next Adventure (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Next Adventure

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Explore the Willamette River during a two-hour standup-paddleboard lesson that teaches all the basic strokes

$70 $35

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$10 for a Kids' Stay & Play Session with Dinner at Play Boutique ($14 Value)

Play Boutique

Evergreen

While parents relax nearby, kids play educational games and eat dinners centered on fresh produce and whole grains

$14 $10

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Elk Farm Tour and Petting Zoo Visit for 2, 4, 10, or 20 at Rosse Posse Acres, Inc. (60% Off)

Rosse Posse Acres, Inc.

Molalla

Farm co-owner Brenda Ross leads tours of the working elk ranch and offers interesting facts, views of the elk, and a petting zoo visit

$10 $4

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Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six People at Molalla Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Molalla Bowl

Molalla

Two hours of bowling for up to six people includes shoe rental

$44.50 $15

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Four Guitar, Drum, Ukulele or Bass Lessons for One or Two Students at Canby Music (Up to 52% Off)

Canby Music

Canby

Lessons in playing the guitar, bass, drum, or ukulele meet once per week over the course of a month

$99 $49

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Trampolining or Private Group Trampolining at Sky High Sports (Up to 53% Off). Five Options Available.

Sky High Sports

Tigard Neighborhood Area 3

Wall-to-wall trampolines, bouncy dodge-ball court, and foam pits host adults and kids under the watchful eyes of staff

$20 $9.50

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Class for One or Two with Dog Star Adventure Tours (Up to 59% Off)

Dog Star Adventure Tours

Tualatin

Students of all ages and skill levels learn how to balance on a board while standing up and gliding peacefully across water.

$75 $31

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Visit for Two or Four at Oregon Garden in Silverton (Up to 57% Off)

The Oregon Garden

Silverton

More than 20 gardens include miniature conifers, a 400-year old oak tree, and the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building in Oregon

$22 $9.50

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Annual Membership for One, Two, or Five at the Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery (Up to 51% Off)

Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery

Beaverton

Museum explores the historical significance and clever design of more than 1,500 board games; collectible card games, 3D puzzles, and more

$50 $25

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Gordon House Tour for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Gordon House

Silverton

Guests amble through 45-minute guided tours of the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed home in Oregon

$30 $15

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5 or 10 Play Visits at Pump It Up & Pump It Up Junior (Up to 63% Off)

Pump It Up Junior

Multiple Locations

Kids’ imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn off energy on vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides and inflatables

$35 $15

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Bowling for Two or Four or Cosmic Bowling for Up to Six at Silver Creek Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Silver Creek Lanes

Silverton

Bowl amid leather couches and wall-to-wall screens playing music videos or amid the flashing lights of late-night cosmic bowling

$50 $25

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$44 for One Month of Weekly Piano Lessons at American Music Academies ($129.95 Value)

American Music Academies

Cooper Mountain - Aloha North

Students meet with instructors once each week to learn piano theory and techniques; complimentary e-book included

$129.95 $44

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Bowling and Arcade Package for Two or Bowling for Six at Wilsonville Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Wilsonville Lanes

Wilsonville

22 bowling lanes aren’t the only attraction at this alley; there are also pool tables, a cafe, an arcade, and HD TVs to entertain guests.

$44.50 $20

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Eight "Learn to Skate" Classes or Open Skate and Skate Rental for Two at Sherwood Ice Arena (Up to 63% Off)

Sherwood Ice Arena

Sherwood - Tualatin North

More than 15 coaches impart skating skills; open skate sessions scheduled seven days a week

$89 $33

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two or Up to Four at Four Seasons Bowling Center (Up to 53% Off)

Four Seasons Bowling Center

Central Hillsboro

Automatic scoring and a smoke-free atmosphere make this alley a perfect hangout for groups of all ages

$25.50 $12

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$29 for Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center (Up to $79 Value)

Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center

Hillsboro

Two hours of bowling supplemented by arcade games and a few light bites from the onsite snack bar or restaurant

$79 $29

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Visit to Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals

North Plains

Museum on the National Register for Historic Places gives visitors a firsthand look at meteorites, fossils, petrified wood, and lapidary art

$16 $9

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Admission for Two or Four to the Erickson Aircraft Collection ( 50% Off)

Erickson Aircraft Collection

Madras Municipal Airport

Propeller planes and flying machines that withstood wars each have a place at this historic museum dedicated to the preservation of flight

$18 $9

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Located at Skibowl East, The Snow Tube and Adventure Park boasts a variety of cold-weather attractions for all ages, and offers a conveyor lift to the top of the main tube hill on Mt. Hood. Open on weekends and holidays, a host of activities are available including Frosty?s Playland, Indoor Super Play Zone, and the Kid?s Tubing Carousel. Add more thrills during the day with the Extreme Tube Hill for those with more experience, or at night with the recently introduced cosmic tubing. Event space is available for up to 5,000 people.

Mt. Hood Skibowl may be known for its night skiing, but when the weather heats up, the spot transforms into the Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl. Visitors can take advantage of its more than 20 attractions, including a half-mile dual Alpine slide, a Malibu Raceway with Indy race go-karts, a bungee-jumping tower, and a mountain-biking park. Young adventurers can zipline across the park, climb a 30-foot rock wall, and play mini golf.

For those who prefer a more relaxed way to see the park, scenic sky chairs carry them above Mt. Hood National Forest. They can stroll the interpretive walking trails at the top, bike to a picturesque lake, or head even further up on the uppermost scenic sky chairs for great views of the Cascades and any Big Foots playing chess down below.

87000 E Highway 26
Government Camp,
OR
US

Samuel Hill was undoubtedly a visionary in his own right, but having friends in high places didn't hurt him any. In 1907 he purchased 5,300 acres along the Columbia River to establish a Quaker farming community and found the Maryhill Land Company, named after his daughter. Seven years later he set to work building a mansion on the hill overlooking the river. But then his company folded and the mansion was without purpose. Enter friend number one: Parisian dance pioneer Loïe Fuller. She advised him to transform the cavernous building into an art museum. Throughout the next several years, he filled its halls with pieces from around the world, supplemented by works from Loïe's artist friends—including Auguste Rodin. And to further demonstrate his web of camaraderie, another friend of Hill's, Queen Marie of Romania, contributed Orthodox art and icons from her homeland. In 1926, the Queen dedicated the mansion as the Maryhill Museum of Art to a crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers.

And yet the museum wasn't finished. When Hill died in 1931, the museum's board of trustees stepped in to helm the completion of the project. On May 13, 1940, on what would've been Hill's 83rd birthday, they opened the museum to the public. In the years immediately following, Hill collaborator and arts patron Alma de Bretteville Spreckels fortified the museum's already-impressive collection with works of art loaned and gifted from her own home.

Today Maryhill overlooks the same vista, plus a sculpture garden, displaying its diverse collection of art from around the world. In addition to 80 original pieces by Rodin, including The Thinker, paintings by other European and American artists, and the Théâtre de la Mode French fashion exhibition, the museum's halls display Native American works from prehistoric times to the modern age. It also caters to younger minds with an activity room filled with games and child-friendly activity guides that make art accessible to kids so that parents don't have to carve Starry Night into their grilled cheese sandwiches.

35 Maryhill Museum Drive
Goldendale,
WA
US

Situated on a 54-acre plot of land near the Columbia River, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum chronicles thousands of years of the area?s natural and cultural history. The 48,200-square-foot facility?which received an American Institute of Architects Honor Award?features interactive and multimedia exhibits that let guests study everything from the volcanic activity and floods that created the gorge to its wildlife. Guests can stand in the shadow of a life-size, 13-foot mammoth in the Ice Age exhibit or hide from its intimidating tusks under a canvas tent modeled after the one used by Lewis and Clark.

As the official interpretive center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area, the center celebrates the area?s indigenous flora and fauna while working to preserve them. Five acres of indigenous plants host turtles, ducks, geese, songbirds, and other native wildlife, on which guests spy as they stroll through the nature walk. At the raptor exhibit, visitors can come face-to-beak with various birds of prey, including a bald eagle, a great horned owl, and a red-tailed hawk. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum hosts frequent educational programs and tour groups that detail ways to protect the area?s biodiversity without having to marry a tree.

5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles,
OR
US

Mt. Hood Adventure has been guiding visitors for nearly 10 years around the area of the scenic Mount Hood National Forest. Their experience and knowledge was enough for The Oregonian to deem them ?The leading recreational outfitter guide service in the Mt. Hood National Forest.? Led by Greg "Chopper" Moreno, the guides at Mt. Hood Adventure introduce tourgoers to the animals, plant-life, geology, and really pretty sections of the mountain. Chopper and his team take patrons on summertime canoe trips, mountain-biking excursions, horseback riding, hiking, and more. Once snow covers the mountain's face, trips take a more winter-friendly turn, with snowshoeing outings and snowmobiling adventures.

Once visitors finish up with their excursion, they can take advantage of the nearby Mt. Hood Skibowl winter and summer resort. There they can enjoy warm-weather activities such as zip lining, kayaking, and rock climbing, along with winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.

87000 E. Hwy 26
Government Camp,
OR
US

With party buses equipped with neon club lighting, bench seats, and MP3 stereos, Bishop Limo aims to keep revelers entertained before they make grand entrances at events. Each of their mobile VIP suites arrives equipped with a fog machine, an Xbox 360, and a 47-inch plasma TV in addition to ice chests for drinks and bottled water to keep customers and hitchhiking houseplants fully hydrated. In addition to prom packages and brewery adventures, Bishop Limo organizes winery tours to locales along the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River Valley. The adventures include stops at Marchesi Vineyards, which offers outdoor patio tastings with cheeses and charcuterie, and Naked Winery, which commemorates tastings by supplying visitors with their own engraved glasses.

450 Northwest 257th Avenue
Troutdale,
OR
US

Toppling pins tumble across 24 Pro Anvil synthetic rollways at Mt. Hood Lanes as lip-smacking aromas from a full-service restaurant beckon bowlers. Brunswick Vector Plus touchscreens ease the hassles of pencil-and-paper scoring, and automatic bumpers at every lane can ascend to facilitate family-wide bowl-offs and safe passage for wayward bobsled teams. Suds and spirits from the smoke-free Lava Lounge wet whistles as cheesy pizzas, classic sandwiches, and hearty breakfast fare from the café’s menu fill empty bellies. Karaoke crooners’ dulcet caterwauls echo through the space Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, drowning out the typing of customers taking advantage of the alley’s free WiFi.

2311 E Powell Blvd
Gresham,
OR
US