Historical Attractions in MARYSVILLE with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Marysville, Washington State!)

Marysville is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Evergreen State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Marysville’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Marysville when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • San Juan Island National Historic Park

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    (51 miles) Friday Harbor

    San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands and orca whales. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over a ...

  • Fort Nisqually

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    (54 miles) Tacoma

    Explore, discover and connect with history in Washington Territory during the fur trade era with skills demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids of all ages!

  • Sky City Cultural Center

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    (54 miles) Acoma

    Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sandstone bluff, Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.

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  • Imagine Children's Museum

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    (5 miles) Everett

    Where FUN begins and LEARNING never ends with hands-on exhibits for kids ages 12 months to 12 years and their family, school group or other organizations.

  • Flying Heritage Collection

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    (12 miles) Everett

    A premier aviation attraction for all ages, offering a glimpse into a powerful era of history that changed our world.

  • Phillips County Museum

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    (23 miles) Malta

    Included in our displays are; early plains Indian artifacts, homesteading days, ranching and farming in Phillips County, mining, early day schools, mercantile, doctor's office, and many wildlife ...

  • Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

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    (28 miles) Seattle

    Welcomes all visitors who are curious about the natural wonders of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Rim. Discovery awaits you!

  • Childrens Museum of Skagit County

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    (29 miles) Burlington

    Several role, imagination and construction play settings with fun educational bias. There's a toddler farmyard and an underwater themed sandbox for the smaller ones, plus painting and gluing for all ...

  • EMP Museum

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    (31 miles) Seattle

    A fun and fascinating pop culture museum in Seattle for kids and parents, with exhibits on Star Wars, Jimi Hendrix, and other amazing topics!

  • Pacific Science Center

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    (31 miles) Seattle

    Tropical Butterfly House, Planetarium and Science Demonstration Stage shows, Discovery Carts, Imax, Laser Show and much more. One of many places to go if you're looking for fun things to do in ...

  • Seattle Art Museum

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    (32 miles) Seattle

    SAM is one museum with three sites: the Seattle Art Museum Downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the waterfront in Belltown.

  • Northwest African American Museum

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    (32 miles) Seattle

    Presents the stories, history and culture of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Engaging exhibitions, hands-on projects, and docent led tours available.

  • KidsQuest Childrens Museum

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    (33 miles) Bellevue

    Explore, play and learn together at KidsQuest Children's Museum! Enjoy hours of delight and discovery at this innovative hands-on museum to engage kids from infancy to age eight.

  • Museum Of Flight

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    (37 miles) Seattle

    Experience flight as you never have before. Step into the Personal Courage Wing and experience stories of courage as told through a collection of 28 fighter aircraftin a setting that will simply ...

  • Bremerton Bug and Reptile Museum

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    (41 miles) Bremerton

    A FREE children's museum where you can experience cool LIVE bugs, explore bizarre bugs under the microscope and watch busy ants in their giant 8 foot long Ant Farm!

  • The Whale Museum

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    (51 miles) Friday Harbor

    Come and visit The Whale Museum.In the Gallery of Whales you'll learn about the natural history of marine mammals, with a special focus on the orcas of J, K and L pods living in the waters of the San ...

  • Harbor History Museum

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    (53 miles) Gig Harbor

    TheHarbor History Museumis a 14,500 square foot facility where you will find high-quality exhibitions, larger than life experiences, and a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning and ...

  • Orcas Island Historical Museum

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    (56 miles) Eastsound

    We serve Orcas Island residents and visitors to the island by offering new exhibits, presentations and speakers, tours, research assistance, the annual Historical Day Fair, open house celebrations, ...

  • Childrens Museum of Tacoma

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    (57 miles) Tacoma

    Core early childhood experiences form the platform for play in the Museum’s five main areas: Woods, Water, Voyager, Invention, and Becka’s Studio. Covering between them physical, imaginative, ...

  • Washington State History Museum

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    (57 miles) Tacoma

    In The Washington State History Museum people of all ages can explore and be entertained from Washington's past speak about their lives. Through interactive exhibits and theatrical storytelling. One ...

  • Hands On Children's Museum

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    (78 miles) Olympia

    Where fun and learning go hand in hand! Featuring more than 60 fun, interactive exhibits for kids ages birth to 10 and their parents or caregivers. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • The Blue Fox Drive In and Karting

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    (27 miles) Oak Harbor

    Classic drive in experiences at the Blue Fox in Washington State, with great kids films and a karting track!

  • The Outback Kangaroo Farm

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    (13 miles) Arlington

    A zoo with a difference in Washington, with exotic animal tours where you can interact! Great family fun!

  • Woodland Park Zoo

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    (28 miles) Seattle

    For more than 100 years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a cherished community resource and a unique urban oasis. Generations of Puget Sound families have come to the zoo to marvel at the animals and be ...

  • Zoomazium

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    (28 miles) Seattle

    Zoomazium is the newest addition to Woodland Park Zoo, world-renowned for our naturalistic animal exhibits and education programs. Zoomazium is an indoor, all-weather facility that incorporates ...

  • Remlinger Farms

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    (31 miles) Carnation

    Bunnies, goats, piggies, cows...PLUS county fairs, pony rides, steam trains, ferris wheels...an amazing fun family farm!

  • Seattle Aquarium

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    (32 miles) Seattle

    - offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you! One of the many fun places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Seattle with kids

  • Olympic Game Farm

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    (45 miles) Sequim

    We would love to have you come and visit the animals at OLYMPIC GAME FARM, here in Sequim, Washington. A family run business, OLYMPIC GAME FARM is home to many animal species, both endangered and ...

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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    (54 miles) Tacoma

    Spend the weekend at the Zoo enjoying free hands-on activities, games and crafts and visit with local environmentally-focused organizations.

  • Old McDebbie's Farm

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    (72 miles) Spanaway

    Forget Old McDonald...in Spanaway, it's Old McDebbie's Farm! Great animal fun for kids in Washington State

  • Arne Hanna Aquatic Center

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    (50 miles) Bellingham

    The main attraction is the beach entry pool with the 135 foot water slide, but it also offers a 25 yard lane swimming pool and dive tank with 1m springboard.

  • Wild Waves Theme Park

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    (54 miles) Federal Way

    Over 60 rides, slides and fun in Washington's only water park and theme park - 2 for the price of 1!

  • Birch Bay Waterslides

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    (66 miles) Blaine

    Birch Bay Waterslides is located in beautiful Blaine, Washington. With its wide variety of activities and highly trained staff, Birch Bay Waterslides is a waterpark designed and operated for the ...

  • The Root Beer Store Tastings

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    (17 miles) Lynnwood

    Spend those summer days with free root beer tastings! Delicious!

  • Ride The Ducks Of Seattle

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    (31 miles) Seattle

    Tour Seattle by land and water on a 90-min adventure tour on a World War II amphibious landing craft! Great fun for the entire family! One of many places to go if you're looking for fun things to do ...