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Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

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Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

We are planning on visiting the Oregon Zoo and The Children's Museum in Aug. Are there any other fun inexpensive attractions that are kid friendly? We have two boys ages 5 and 6. Thanks for the responses.

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1. Re: Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

don't know if anything is going on in august but you can check

http://www.octc.org/

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2. Re: Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

If you have a car, they would enjoy the Columbia Gorge. Lots of free there. Playing in waterfalls. Watching waterfalls, Bonneville Dam and Locks. Event Park and the windsurfers and kiteboarders. Just a drive and a picnic would be great for them.

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3. Re: Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

what about the air/space museum and waterpark in mcminnville

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4. Re: Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

Ooo the air space museum and Colombia Gorge sound great. Does anyone know the name of the museum? Yes we do have a car. Thanks.

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5. Re: Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

There are museums and interpretive centers all over the Gorge.

I suggest you take I-84 to Bridal Veil and park in the Multnomah Falls lot. (the middle of the freeway lot gets full quick and I am more comfortable in the Multnomah Falls Lodge Parking Lot.)

Go into Multnomah Falls and visit the Visitor Information Center and the friendly volunteers will let you know what is available in the Gorge.

Be sure and stop at the Bonneville Dam and Locks. They have a 14' Sturgeon named Herman. (they are prehistoric fish) Entrance is free. but take some quarters as there is a fish hatchery and the kids can feed the fish.

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6. Re: Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

It's the Evergreen aviation museum and water park (also has IMAX theater) just off Highway 18 on the southern edge of McMinnville. It's not really cheap, but definitely worth the cost of admission. The museum features Howard Hughes' notorious Spruce Goose as well a great collection of WWII fighter planes. Our daughter often takes our great-grandkids (ages 4 and 7) to the waterpark for a fun afternoon. Imagine a waterslide originating in a 747!

Edited: 08 July 2012, 20:43
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7. Re: Cheap attractions for kids in Portland area?

Evergreen Aviation (museum / waterpark) are fun.

Oaks Amusement Park is great for that age.

If you go as far south as Salem, check out Enchanted Forest, the Riverfront Carousel, and A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village.

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