Kids Activities in The Dalles

Membership or Visit to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Dalles

$35 $17

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Sprawled across 54 acres, dynamic, interactive center celebrates the heritage and native wildlife of the Columbia Gorge and its surroundings

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

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

Stevenson

$40 $20

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

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

Your Music Tutor

Gresham

$100 $45

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

General Admission with Corn Maze Passes and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Liepold Farms (Up to 51% Off)

Liepold Farms

Boring

$15 $7.50

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Fall farm features six-acre corn maze, plus kids activities including a corn kernel sandbox

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

Park Place Music Academy

Park Place

$90 $40

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

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

$100 $40

Students hone their technique and musicality in private piano lessons

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

Kit Taylor

Jennings Lodge

$55 $32

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

Membership for Two or Family, Interactive Events, Party, or Camp at Portland Aquarium (Up to 53% Off)

Portland Aquarium

Milwaukie

$89.95 $45

Thousands of species, including stingrays, jellyfish, leopard shark, and fish native to Oregon's coast

Admission for Two or Four, or Private Tour for Up to 20 at Philip Foster Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Philip Foster Farm

Eagle Creek

$10 $6

Guides dressed in historical garb educate guests on the rich history that the farm played in establishing Oregon as a state

Open Skating or 9 Weeks of Lessons, at Mountain View Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Mountain View Ice Arena

Cascade Park

$25 $12

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Ice rink that plays home to Vancouver Vipers hosts 35 hours of public-skate a week; lessons taught using USFSA Basic Skills Program

$25 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

$55 $25

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

Trampoline Passes at G6 Airpark (Up to 60% Off)

G6 Airpark

Multiple Locations

$20 $8

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

Admission for Two to Haunted Corn Maze or Regular Corn Maze at Portland Pumpkin Farm (50% Off)

Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch

Sauvie Island

$24 $12

Pairs wander the winding corn maze in the light of day or dead of night, then stroll the colorful pumpkin patch for their perfect gourd

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Arcade-Game Tokens at Grand Central Bowling Lounge (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Grand Central Bowling Lounge

Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge

$20 $10

Second-floor game room includes billiards, skee-ball, air hockey, and video games such as Fruit Ninja and Big Buck Hunter HD

Open-Studio Art Time for One, Two, or Three Children at Art ala Carte (Up to 50% Off)

Art ala Carte

Portland

$11 $5.50

Kids make trips to a repurposed salad bar filled with paints, beads, and other art supplies to create any art project they can imagine

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

African World Music

Portland

$50 $25

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

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

Hum Strum Drum

Portland

$80 $40

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

One-Year Family or Individual Membership to Audubon Society of Portland (51% Off)

Audubon Society of Portland

Northwest District

$45 $22

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Membership includes a newsletter subscription, members-only discounts, and the knowledge that you're helping to protect Oregon's birds

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

The Rhythm Lab

Portland

$35 $16

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

One or Four Private Drum Classes or a Two-Hour African Drum Circle at Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio

Alberta Arts

$25 $12

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums in private lessons or leads groups in a fun African drum circle

One-Year Maple, Oak, or Fir Membership at Hoyt Arboretum (Up to 60% Off)

Hoyt Arboretum

Portland

$35 $14

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

$99 for Online Guitar-Teacher Course from American Music Teacher Certification Board ($239 Value)

American Music Teacher Certification Board

Online Deal

$239 $99

Learn valuable teaching & business skills that culminate in certification; one year of marketing service included to help acquire students

Two Bumper Car Rides Each and 100 Prize Tickets for Two or Four at Jabbersons Fun Center (50% Off)

Jabbersons Fun Center

Portland

$20 $10

Take a spin with friends on the bumper cars before trading prize tickets in for arcade toys and games

$150 for $273 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — Party Masters

Party Masters

Redeem from Home

$273 $150

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

Two or Four Months of Guitar Lessons from R & B Music (Up to 55% Off)

R & B Music

Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill

$200 $99

Professional music teachers instruct students in guitar with lessons specifically designed for pupil's age and skill level

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Portland Drum Lessons.com

Portland Drum Lessons

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

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

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

Next Adventure

Sellwood Riverfront Park

$70 $35

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

Summer Pass for 1 or Bowling for 2 or 6 with Arcade Credits at PinbusterZ Family Fun Center (Up to 95% Off)

PinbusterZ Family Fun Center

Rose Bowl

$33 $15

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Two games of bowling along with arcade credits

Weekday or Weekend Go-Kart Package at Pat's Acres Racing Complex (Up to 40% Off)

Pat's Acres Racing Complex

Aurora - Butteville - Barlow

$50 $30

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Honda motors power go-karts around championship-level track at speeds of up to 60 mph

Elk Farm Tour and Petting Zoo Visit for 2, 4, 10, or 20 at Rosse Posse Acres, Inc. (50% Off)

Rosse Posse Acres, Inc.

Molalla

$10 $5

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

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

Molalla Bowl

Molalla

$44.50 $15

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

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

Canby Music

Canby

$99 $49

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

Trampolining or Private Group Trampolining at Sky High Sports (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Sky High Sports

Southwest Portland

$18 $9

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

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Class for One or Two with Dog Star Adventure Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Dog Star Adventure Tours

Tualatin

$75 $37

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

Miniature Golf at Tualatin Island Greens (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Tualatin Island Greens

Sherwood - Tualatin South

$20 $12

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A driving range with 43 hitting bays and an island-green target complements an 18-hole, tree-lined mini-golf course at a lighted complex

$29 for 90 Minutes of Bowling for Five with Shoes at Sunset Lanes (Up to $58 Value)

Sunset Lanes

Central Beaverton

$58 $29

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Arcade games, flat-screen TVs, and automatic scoring balance out the retro feel of a neon mural stretching across 36 bowling lanes

Visit for Two or Four at Oregon Garden in Silverton (Up to 50% Off)

The Oregon Garden

Silverton

$22 $11

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

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

$50 $25

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

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

Gordon House

Silverton

$30 $15

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

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

Pump It Up Junior

Multiple Locations

$35 $15

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

Bowling for Two or Four or Cosmic Bowling for Up to Six at Silver Creek Lanes (Up to 60% Off)

Silver Creek Lanes

Silverton

$50 $20

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

$49 for One Month of Weekly Piano Lessons at American Music Academies ($129.95 Value)

American Music Academies

Cooper Mountain - Aloha North

$129.95 $49

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

$20 for One Extreme Day Pass at Wilsonville Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle's Restaurant ($33 Value)

Wilsonville Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle's Restaurant

Wilsonville

$33 $20

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6-acre fun park with 18-hole mini golf, laser tag, bumper boats, go-karts, two-story arcade, and more

Farm Fun Packages for Two, Four, or Six at Heiser Farms on October 4 and 5 (Up to 55% Off)

Heiser Farms

Dayton-Amity

$34 $17

Enjoy unlimited access to almost everything this family-friendly farm has to offer, including hayrides, a petting zoo, and pedal tractors

$8 for Corn Maze Admission for Two, with Two Popcorns and Two Cold Drinks (Up to $15 Value)

Lake View Farms

North Plains

$15 $8

Explore a corn maze with paths designed to resemble a trick-or-treating ghost at this scenic farm, then refuel on popcorn and cold drinks

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

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals

North Plains

$16 $9

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

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

$25.50 $12

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

$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

$79 $29

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

Admission for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to the Garibaldi Maritime Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Garibaldi Maritime Museum

Garibaldi

$8 $5

Exhibits dedicated to sailing in the 18th century, specifically the voyages of Captain Robert Gray and his two ships

$60 for an Aerial Adventure Course Package with Ziplining at Tree to Tree Adventure Park ($90 Value)

Tree to Tree Adventure Park

Between Portland and The Coast

$90 $60

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Conquer ziplines, wobbly bridges, and obstacles in a treetop course, then enjoy other fall activities, games, prizes, and giveaways

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Mt. Hood Skibowl may be known for its more than 960 skiable acres, 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 and Wasco County Historical 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 Discovery Center and 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 Dr
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

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

The sleek, wooden rink that houses Gresham Skate World has buzzed with the whir of wheels since 1974, when the facility first swung open its doors to a community that now encompasses multiple generations of skaters. The rink provides safe, family-friendly entertainment seven days a week, offsetting standard open skates with a lineup of special events, ranging from all-night sessions to cosmic skating on weekends. To help celebrate special events or dodge bounty hunters, reserve one of Gresham Skate World's private rooms. The center's onsite skate shop stocks an assortment of accessories, and the snack bar fuels full days of axels and dips with hot dogs, nachos, and pizza.

1220 NE Kelly Ave
Gresham,
OR
US