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  • AC Gilberts Discovery Village
    A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is a hands-on children's museum spread across three historical houses that reside in Riverfront Park. It is named after A.C. Gilbert, a Salem native, toy magnate, and inventor of the Erector Set. True to a life spent creating educational and scientific toys, his namesake museum provides a place for kids to interact with exhibits that encourage play and provoke thought. From a giant model of an animal cell to a faux paleontological dig full of ancient bones to musical instruments like a South American rainwheel, the museum's stations encompass a number of scientific and cultural disciplines—though little ones might only interpret each activity as fun. Furthermore, youth can heal stuffed animals in the Village Vet Room or scale a 52-foot edifice that is one of the world's largest Erector Set towers, boasting three slides and a maze.
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    116 Marion St NE
    Salem, OR US
  • Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
    Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum preserves one of mankind's greatest achievements: harnessing the power of flight. Across its open hangars sprawl aircraft of every era—from replicas of the earliest Wright Flyers to an SR-71 Blackbird capable of speeds greater than 2,000 miles per hour. There's also an indoor water park, just like the one the Wright Brothers dreamed of installing in their surf shop some day. Size: massive 120,000 square feet, with hangars filled with civilian and military planes; NASA space craft; a large-format digital 3D theater; and the 70,000 square foot indoor Wings & Wings Waterpark Eye Catcher: a real Boeing 747 aircraft that sits on the Waterpark's roof, and even has a slide built into its structure Crown Jewel: The Spruce Goose. Famously designed by Howard Hughes, this WWII-era plane was built out of wood due to wartime restrictions on metals. It flew only once. Don't Miss: an unflown capsule from the Mercury space program Hidden Gem: the firearms collection, where 18 cases break from aviation to showcase weaponry from every era of the American military Hands-On Activities: In addition to slides and leisure pools, the Waterpark houses more than 20 interactive educational exhibits focused on the power of water. Pro Tip: Tell the Museum staff how long you want to spend in the Museum; they'll help you plan an itinerary that best fits your schedule. Special Program: guided tours by volunteer docents, many of whom are veteran pilots
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    500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
    McMinnville, OR US
  • Tillamook Air Museum
    Some of the biggest heroes of WWII are on display inside the Erickson Aircraft Collection. In 1983, Jack Erickson started to collect rare but significant aircraft from aviation's history with a special emphasis placed on Navy and Air Force planes from WWII. Eventually, the collection grew to a size that warranted its own custom-built 64,00-square-foot hangar. Size: more than 20 rare aircraft that sprawl across an open hangar Eye Catcher: the B-17's nose art, which was painted by aviation artist and historian Gary Velasco Early Airliner: the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, which was a readily recognized U.S. Army Air Force fighter in use during WWII Something More Acrobatic: the P-47 Thunderbolt, which was able to dive with grace despite being the heaviest armed single-engine American fighter of WWII Hidden Gems: A working jeep and tank also sit out on the hangar floor, though they most likely can't fly. On Display: remnants of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's Mitsubishi G4M shot down by WWII fighter pilot Rex T. Barber Special Events: You can see many of the planes in flight during local air shows.
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    6030 Hangar Rd
    Tillamook, OR US
  • Mariner Square
    Mariner Square delights children and adults, tourists and locals alike with a seaside getaway to three different, otherworldly attractions. Nestled on a causeway on Newport's bayfront, visitors can marvel at marine life at the Oregon Undersea Gardens, wander through a forest of lifelike celebrity sculptures at The Wax Works, or learn little-known, bizarre facts at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
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    250 Southwest Bay Boulevard
    Newport, OR US
  • Garibaldi Maritime Museum
    In 1792, Captain Robert Gray navigated his ship, the Columbia Rediviva, into a hidden river entrance. In doing so, he discovered one of America's largest rivers, and quickly named it after his trusty boat. Gray would be best remembered for his foray into the Columbia River, but that leg of the journey was just one part of his explorations throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Garibaldi Maritime Museum honors his voyages ?and those of others?with models and displays about sailing in the 18th century. Eye Catcher: An eight-foot-tall reproduction of the figurehead of the Columbia, which was also the first U.S. ship to circle the globe without a big push from a whale Permanent Mainstay: A half-model of the Columbia shows how the ship was provisioned for its journeys Don't Miss: An exhibit on the history of the city of Garibaldi fills an entire wing of the museum with turn-of-the-century photos and artifacts For the Little Ones: Staff costumed in tri-tip hats help kids to solve ship-construction puzzles and handle items such as hard tack and tea bricks
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    112 Garibaldi Ave.
    Garibaldi, OR US
  • Live Laugh Love Glass Painting
    At Live Laugh Love Glass, the hot shop and fusing studio are welcoming venues even when filled with molten glass. Open to students age 9 and over, classes in glassblowing invite tender-footed artists to cut their teeth by creating blown-glass pieces ranging from votives to colorful flowers. Those seeking something a little more low-key can head to the glass fusing studio, or partake in painting classes, which include all materials and easy-to-follow instructions to create a finished painting. Welding workshops are also available for those interested in metal work.
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    12230 SW Main St.
    Tigard, OR US

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