Things to do in SALEM with kids

Salem is PERFECT for those family days out! This beautify city is perfect any time of year, with a host of indoor and outdoor family-friendly attractions for any kind of day! You certainly won’t be short of beautiful parks, fascinating history and fun surprises! 

On those glorious sunny days, get out into nature (and you don’t have to go far from the city - this one is IN the city!). Bush’s Pasture Park is perfect for riding bikes, scooting around or enjoying the fun playgrounds!

Have younger children? Salem is GREAT with places like AC Gilbert’s Discovery Village which is a science museum, kids museum AND awesome play area wrapped up in one!

Enjoy some theme park fun with Enchanted Forest Park which is VERY family friendly, or step back in time with Williamette Queen Sternwheeler, which will take kids on a fantastic journey down the Willamette River.

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  • AC Gilberts Discovery Village

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    Salem

    An innovative and educational children's museum in downtown Salem where kids can be inspired by creative play through exhibits, camps and parties!

  • Salems Riverfront Carousel

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    Salem

    Kids will love this enchanting and classic carousel with it's beautiful music and sweet, finely crafted horses.

  • Bushs Pasture Park

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    (1 miles) Salem

    90 acres of spacious park and botanical garden right in the heart of Salem. Perfect for biking, scooting, and playing!

  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center

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    (3 miles) Salem

    Indoor and outdoor facilities comprise full sized pool plus leisure pool with fun features, lazy river and outdoor splash pad. Plus rock climbing and other activities.

  • Williamette Queen Sternwheeler trip

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    (4 miles) Salem

    "Step back in time and enjoy the unchanged natural beauty of the Willamette River aboard our authentic Sternwheeler" Life returns to the Willamette River where once sternwheelers were the main ...

  • Enchanted Forest

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    (8 miles) Turner

    Come and visit a world of fantasy in the beautiful, lush forest of this land of enchantment.

  • Silver Spur RV Park

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    (12 miles) Silverton

    A great place to stop with your RV in Willamette Valley - whether you are on a family trip across the country, or just a short family adventure.

  • Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose

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    (19 miles) McMinnville

    From the Wright brothers' work to a 2,000 mile an hour Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, all things aeronautical including a recreation of the infamous Spruce Goose.

  • Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark

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    (19 miles) McMinnville

    Water fun with a hands-on museum experience for kids, and slide out of a real Boeing 747 - unique waterpark fun in Oregon!

  • Midway Farms Farm Experience Day Camp

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    (25 miles) Albany

    We provide your child with the opportunity to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests, all while experiencing real life on a biodiverse local ...

  • Chehalem Aquatic Center

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    (25 miles) Newberg

    A fun local aquatic center, with lap pools, diving board, classes and hot tub for adults!

  • Mollala Train Park

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    (28 miles) Molalla

    Trains, trains and more trains! One of the first railroads of this size on the west coast, this train park has 4 well maintained acres in which to picnic and watch, ride and learn about trains.

  • Bullwinkles Family Fun Centre

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    (29 miles) Wilsonville

    The Family Fun Center has 6 acres of fun and exciting attractions....for ALL ages! Open Year Round - Rain or shine! Outside Attractions include Go-Karts, Two Miniature Golf Courses (18 holes ...

  • Family Fun Center & Bullwinkles Restaurant

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    (29 miles) Wilsonville

    6 Acres of FUN for All Ages. Birthday, Group & Corporate Packages available. Enjoy: Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Miniature Golf, Lazer Tag, Kidopolis, Cyber Coaster, Batting Cages, A Two-Story Arcade & A ...

  • Safari Sam's

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    (31 miles) Sherwood

    Indoor play fun, with the largest adventure play structure in Oregon for all ages, with a 9+ super assault course, Glow In The Dark mini golf, and inflatables!

  • Inflatable Kingdom

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    (35 miles) Portland

    An indoor inflatable party arena designed for the kids to have fun and the adults to be comfortable. The kids will have a blast playing on the Inflatables while the parents will enjoy a modern lounge ...

  • Sky High Sports

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    (36 miles) Tigard

    Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center, designed and created for kids to stay active, and have a ton of fun!

  • Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center

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    (39 miles) Hillsboro

    The Atmosphere is bright and clean and the game is a blast. Anyone can enjoy bowling: Young or old, experienced or novice. Millions of people are discovering it's the perfect place for your next ...

  • Garden Home Indoor Play Park

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    (39 miles) Portland

    Come, play and make new friends at Garden Home! Our supervised gym is transformed into a safe and fun environment with games, toys, play houses, play cars and trucks. These activities develop ...

  • Pump It Up Beaverton

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    (39 miles) Beaverton

    From an indoor, gigantic inflatable filled arenas, to private party rooms, and fun open jump - great indoor play for those active kids in Oregon!

  • Electric Castles Wunderland

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    (40 miles) Milwaukie

    You will find more than one hundred games of all types with the latest video games and redemption games. Each location has a different variety of games to choose from. Tickets won from redemption ...

  • JJ Jump

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    (40 miles) Clackamas

    JJ Jump is pure family entertainment, featuring Open Gym times, Jump n goodtime birthdays, team & corporate events and Cosmic Jump! JUMP, SLIDE, SWING and BOUNCE in a 12,000 square foot indoor ...

  • Southwest Community Center and Pool

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    (40 miles) Portland

    A great community pool with lessons, lap pool and water features.

  • North Clackamas Aquatic Park

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    (40 miles) Milwaukie

    Water fun in Oregon at this family friendly water park, with a wave pool and laps for all ages!

  • The Oaks Amusement Park

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    (41 miles) Portland

    Visit the oldest continually operating amusement park in the entire country in Oregon, with rides, attractions, and fun activities for the kids

  • Indoor Goals

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    (41 miles) Beaverton

    Future Starz at Indoor Goals are classes designed to introduce kids to soccer, hockey and inline skating in a fun and safe environment.

  • Portland's Children's Museum

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    (42 miles) Portland

    Dedicated to inspiring imagination, creativity, and the wonder of learning by inviting moments of shared discovery. Playing with and touching exhibits strongly encouraged!

  • Oregon Zoo

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    (42 miles) Portland

    The Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears. From the mist-filled Africa Rain Forest to the majestic Great ...

  • World Forrestry Centre

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    (43 miles) Portland

    Our 20,000 square foot museum is located in Portlands beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, youll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, ...

  • Portland Japanese Garden

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    (43 miles) Portland

    This world-renowned Japanese garden includes a Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, Natural Garden and a Flat Garden.

  • Oregon Museum Of Science And Industry

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    (43 miles) Portland

    Founded in 1944 and one of the nations top ten science museums, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that puts the WOW! in science ...

  • Jetboat Excursions

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    (43 miles) Portland

    Willamette Jetboat Excursions was the very first company to offer Jet Boat tours on the beautiful Willamette River, beginning in 1997. And as of Summer 2007, over two hundred thousand passengers have ...

  • Mt Scott Community Center and Pool

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    (43 miles) Portland

    Includes basketball court indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen reservable, meeting room reservable, party room reservable, roller skating, stage indoor, swimming pool ...

  • Portland Art Museum

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    (43 miles) Portland

    The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. Enjoyable at every age.

  • Washington Park

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    (43 miles) Portland

    Whether you are seeking excitement or tranquility, Washington Park is the place for you and your family. With over 400 acres of trees, gardens, attractions and playgrounds and 15 miles of trails, ...