Things To Do In Tumwater

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The team of guides at Waters West Guide Service are fully licensed, insured, and CPR-certified fishing guides. They are also justifiably confident. Every time they take a jet sled or drift boat full of eager amateurs out onto the waters of Oregon and Washington, they guarantee that the group will catch a fish. Furthermore, they back up this bet by offering half price on the next excursion on the off chance that the fish don't bite. They are also able to make such predictions because their fisheries of choice—such as Buoy 10 near Astoria, Oregon, Drano Lake, and the Wynoochee River—are positively teeming with fish. Depending on their chosen excursion and the time of year, trawlers can expect to haul aboard prime specimens of salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, or trout during charters lasting from a half-day (up to 5 hours) to a full day (up to 9 hours).

442 Elma McCleary Road
Elma,
WA
US

Behind a backdrop of blue skies and the distant ranges of Mount Rainier, players sharpen their swings at Airport Golf & Batting Center. The mountain serves as the ultimate target for slinging long drives inside the heated, lit, and covered driving range. A nine-hole executive course with new blocks and greens stands ready to host players ready to move beyond banking chip shots over the neighbor's pool. Scratching the sports itch doesn't stop with just golf, as the center also houses a bank of indoor batting cages, each outfitted with pitching machines that sling baseballs up to 60 miles per hour.

8080 Center St SW
Tumwater,
WA
US

Six distinct wineries make up the South Sound Wine Trail. At each stop, visitors sample flights of handcrafted wines and meet the winemakers that produce them, using grapes from some of Eastern Washington's best vineyards. The award-winning wineries of the South Sound Wine Trail include, Stottle Winery, Madsen Family Cellars, Northwest Mountain Winery, Medicine Creek Winery, Scatter Creek Winery, and Walter Dacon.

50 Southeast Skookum Inlet Road
Shelton,
WA
US

Madsen Family Cellars has humble roots—the founders started out fermenting their wines 5-gallon carboys in their garage. In 2005, though, the duo decided to pursue a more traditional path, and the winery was born. Nowadays, their garage-free process starts with grapes from Eastern Washington vineyards, carefully selected based on their flavor, color, and how well they play Pluto in a solar system diorama. The team uses these carefully-curated grapes to create 16 award-winning vintages, ranging from a lightly-oaked Chardonnay to Rhapsody, a white and raspberry wine blend. In the winery's tasting room, visitors can sample up to eight styles at a time; bottles are also available via mail order.

1916 Allegro Dr SE
Olympia,
WA
US

A seasoned fishermen, native Washingtonian Brian Oldfield has spent more than 35 years casting his lines. He even spent four years fishing on Alaska's Nushagak River—known for being chock full of sockeye, chum, and silver salmon—before he returned to his home state to pursue his passion as more than just a hobby. Aboard his 18-foot heated drift boat, he brings up to three clients along to soak up his advice while on the prowl for salmon and steelhead trout, depending on the time of year. He equips guests with rods, bait, tackle; all clients simply need to bring their fishing licenses and food and drinks to lure the assistance of friendly moose.

9928 Nunn Road SW
Olympia,
WA
US

The Hands On Children's Museum opens a window to the world for youngsters. Its exhibits are all about interactive learning, whether that means role playing at a farmer's market, operating a play fire engine, or climbing a tree house to build a flying machine. These activities are part of 150 total exhibits in nine themed galleries that focus on healthy living, the arts, building, and outdoor exploration. The Puget Sound gallery features an eight-foot vortex and two-story cargo ship to teach kids about sea life, and a science table brings the miniature world around us to life with an HD digital microscope.

414 Jefferson St
Olympia,
WA
US

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