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Salem
Enchanting and artistically stunning, this classic carousel with it's welcoming attitude will keep small children entertained indefinitely, and there's no charge for grown ups who need to stand by the horse with small ones.
Salem
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is a private nonprofit children's museum located in downtown Salem in Riverfront Park. Founded in 1989, A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village provides innovative and stimulating educational experiences which spark children...
NW Kids Club
(3 Miles)
Salem
Indoor playground and birthday party center designed for children ages 7 and under, it is also the perfect "play date" solution for those rainy days or to escape summer heat.
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.
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 mode of transportation. Sternwheeler Excursions In...
Turner
Come and visit a world of fantasy in the beautiful, lush forest of this land of enchantment.
Silverton
Whether you're on a dream vacation around the United States or a weekend outing from Portland, Oregon, let Silver Spur be your one stop Willamette Valley destination!
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.
McMinnville
Indoor watermark with 10 slides of differing thrill level, wave and leisure pools. Plus multi level dry play structure, Museum and Hands On Science Centre.
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 family farm.
Newberg
A 6-lane, 25-yard by 25-meter pool, equipped with a 1-meter board, 3-meter tube slide and rather unusually a Tarzan rope swing to throw yourself into the water from!
Molalla
One of the first railroads of this size on the west coast, 4 well maintained acres in which to picnic and watch, ride and learn about trains.
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 each), Motorized Bumper Boats on water, Sling Shot Bung...
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 Full Service Restaurant.
Safari Sams
(31 Miles)
Sherwood
Featuring the largest adventure play structure in Oregon for all ages, a 9+ super assault course, Glow In The Dark mini golf, inflatable bounce houses and the great Gonzo's gaming room.
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 where they can be in clear view of the kids.
Tigard
Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center. This facility has been designed and created for one purpose: To have FUN!
Milwaukie
You can feed sharks, rays and lorikeets; touch sharks, stingrays, seastars, anemonies and sea urchins; and watch puffins and otters play - plus atmospheric rainforest exhibit, aviary and kids' jungle gym.
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 social, spatial and motor skills for young children. P...
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 party or family outing. Great fun for the entire fa...
Pump It Up
(39 Miles)
Beaverton
From an indoor, gigantic inflatable filled arenas, to private party rooms. All you need to do is coordinate a group of happy kids who want to have a jumping party!
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 games can be redeemed for over 100 different prizes fr...
JJ Jump
(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 adventure zones!
Portland
Much more than just a dairy, it’s a family fun center where kids can play baseball, hunt for Easter eggs and participate in any number of family oriented sports and learning activities and visit the western frontier town.
Portland
25-yard, 6-lane lap pool plus cool leisure pool with fast slide and fun interactive play features bound to keep the kids entertained. Water depths range from zero depth entry to 9 feet so great for developing confidence in the water at all levels. ...
Milwaukie
No matter what it's like outside, you can always enjoy Big Surf! at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park. Everyone can have fun and learn how to thrive in the water while playing in the wave pool, participating in water fitness classes, or swimming laps....
Portland
Have A great time at Oaks Park Skate rink. Fun actvities for all ages. We have many activities in our weekly sessions some featuring the mighty wurlitzer pipe organ!
Portland
With thrill rides, roller skating and more, your family will have a perfect day on the midway! Pick a partner for the roller coaster, do the “Hokey Pokey” in the skating rink, even stick together with some cotton candy! Fabulous birthday partie...
Indoor Goals
(42 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
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
(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 Northwest exhibits, the zoo encourages visitors to und...
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, and delight in all new exhibits inside. The museu...
Portland
This world-renowned Japanese garden includes a Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, Natural Garden and a Flat Garden.
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 for the kid in each of us. Five exhibit halls and eig...
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 enjoyed our scenic and exciting tours.
Portland
Includes basketball court indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen reservable, meeting room reservable, party room reservable, roller skating, stage indoor, swimming pool indoor, and weight room.
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.
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, this is an oasis of green space just minutes from down...
Portland
The theatre is recognized nationally for its commitment to excellence and innovation. Three of our productions have received American puppetry's highest honor, the Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry. Tears of Joy performs in theaters, comm...
Portland
The main play area was inspired by the state of Oregon, with several fun animals and structures for the children to explore.
Hillsboro
Multi level space themed adventure play, plus inflatable obstacle course, kid powered kart track, separate toddler area and modern gaming room.
Portland
Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures—a powerfully inspiring experience that takes you through time, offering a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to of...
Playdate PDX
(44 Miles)
Portland
7,500 sqft indoor play space in downtown Portland that is tailored to create a safe and energetic environment that stimulates the imagination and gives your children space to roam...at the same time giving parents a comfortable and soothing environme...
Portland
OCT presents professional stage adaptations of classic and contemporary children's literature. Well-loved stories, fantastic characters, full-scale sets, elaborate costumes and brilliant lighting come together to bring the magic of theater to tens of...
Portland
Lloyd Center Ice Rink is a unique ice skating rink in the center of Lloyd Center Mall. We are conveniently located on the first level across from Macys. We offer Group Learn to Skate Lessons, a full stocked figure skating pro shop, broom ball...
Portland
Kids can enjoy an exciting roster of interactive, 25 minute puppet shows for all ages. Every show is followed up with a meet and greet where kids are encouraged to see the puppets up close and learn how they are made. All puppets are made from recycl...
Portland
Back in 1992, just after the foundation was formed, we opened a public viewing exhibit with eight macaws, five large macaws and three miniature macaws, in the Jantzen Beach Shopping Center in Portland, Oregon. For over four years the space was provid...
Tillamook
See one of Americas finest collections of over 30 War Birds including our P-38 Lightning, F4U-Corsair, P51-Mustang, PBY Catalina and SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Climb into a jet simulator!
Vancouver
Features include a large adventure playground with physical play activities for all ages and abilities, plus a lazy river water play area with fun interactive splash pad, paved walkways and rose gardens.
Vancouver
Provides entertaining, interactive education about water, with aquariums, diverse environments to explore, an aquatic art gallery, and an area just for under 5s.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Salem with kids

1

Enchanted Forest

(12 Miles) Theme Parks in Turner

2

Safari Sams

(50 Miles) Indoor Play in Sherwood

3

NW Kids Club

(4 Miles) Indoor Play in Salem

4

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

(5 Miles) Waterparks in Salem

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Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark

(31 Miles) Waterparks in McMinnville

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Mollala Train Park

(45 Miles) Transport Attractions in Molalla

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Family Fun Center & Bullwinkles Restaurant

(46 Miles) Indoor Play in Wilsonville

8

Williamette Queen Sternwheeler trip

(7 Miles) Historical Attractions in Salem

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A C Gilberts Discovery Village

(1 Miles) Kids Fun in Salem

10

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose

(31 Miles) Museums in McMinnville

Fun places to visit in Salem with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Oregon - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above , lots of the best things to do with children in OR