Baby Equipment Rentals - companies
in Washington that rent baby gear and
equipment including car seats, strollers,
cribs and more
Tourism - visitors information with maps, places to
eat, accommodations, activities, what to
see, calendar of events and more.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
11610 Trek Dr E
Eatonville, Washington 98328
Phone: (360) 832-6117
Since the park opened it has developed into an internationally recognized
wildlife sanctuary and resource for valuable conservation education. The
Northwest Trek educational experience is strengthened by exhibits and programs
added through the help of park supporters. All of the exhibits, combined with
the native flora and fauna, create a rare interactive atmosphere for learning
and appreciating nature. The Hellyers and the staff have succeeded in making
Northwest Trek a place of education, enjoyment and beauty for everyone.
1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59
Seattle, Washington 98101
Phone: (206) 386-4300
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
5500 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98103
Phone: (206) 684-4800
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 North Pearl St
Tacoma, Washington 98407
Phone: (253) 591-5337
With the broad blue expanse of Puget Sound as a backdrop, Point Defiance Zoo &
Aquarium is not only one of the top zoos in the country, it is amongst the most
beautiful. Nestled on the 29 acres inside the 700-acre Tacoma, Wash park, this
zoo & aquarium brings you eye to eye with beluga whales, playful pachyderms,
curious polar bear cubs, intriguing sharks, and brilliant reptiles. The
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium enjoys an exceptional reputation for its
naturalistic exhibits, animal care and its commitment to wildlife conservation.
While visiting, you'll encounter not one but two aquariums. The cold water North
Pacific Aquarium features species native to the Pacific Northwest, whereas
you'll meet an array of tropical fish in the South Pacific Aquarium.
Mount St. Helens
National Volcanic Monument Headquarters
42218 NE Yale Bridge Road
Amboy, Washington 98601
Phone: (360) 247-3900
Visitors can drive to Windy Ridge, only 4 miles northeast of the crater. From
this spectacular vantage point overlooking Spirit Lake, people see firsthand not
only the awesome evidence of a volcano's destruction, but also the remarkable,
gradual recovery of the land as revegetation proceeds and wildlife returns. A
majestic Visitor Center was completed in December 1986 at Silver Lake, about 30
miles west of Mount St. Helens and five miles east of Interstate Highway 5.
Mountain climbing to the summit of the volcano has been allowed since 1986.
Mount Rainier National Park
Phone: (360) 569-2211
Mount Rainier is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and
ice. Whether hiking on its flanks, climbing its summit, snowshoeing or
cross-country skiing on its slopes, camping along its glacier-fed rivers,
photographing wildflower displays in sub-alpine meadows, or just admiring the
view, nearly two million people come to enjoy the grandeur and beauty of Mount
Rainier each year. Mount Rainier National Park offers excellent
opportunities for scenic drives, hiking, and mountain climbing. Most roads are
open from late May to early October--all provide stunning views and access to a
variety of hiking trails and other sites.
Lake Roosevelt National
Grand Coulee, Washington
Phone: (509) 738-6266
Named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the lake is now the largest
recreation feature in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Opportunities
for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing and visiting historic Fort
Spokane and St. Paul's Mission.
Olympic National Park
Port Angeles, Washington
Phone: (360) 565-3130
Often referred to as "three parks in one", Olympic National Park encompasses
three distinctly different ecosystems—rugged glacier capped mountains, over 60
miles of wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth and temperate
North Cascades National Park
Phone: (360) 856-5700
North Cascades National Park contains some of America's most beautiful scenery
-- jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciers --
within its 505,000 acres. Activities include backcountry camping, hiking,
mountain climbing, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife and bird watching,
scenery viewing, boating. Facilities include hiking trails, horse rentals
nearby, small boat rentals, and professional guide, climbing, packtrain
Museums & Family Activities
Rosalie Whyel Museum
of Doll Art
1116 108th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 455-1116
The Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art established in September, 1992 houses more
than 3000 dolls on display as well as for sale. Since its inception it has
become a "mecca" for doll collectors and enthusiasts.
227 Prospect St
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Phone: (360) 733-8769
The museum includes educational and career-oriented experiences through
interactive exhibitions and programs. Highlights include a a Storybook
Theatre, the Puppet Playhouse, a toddler area and the Enrichment Center, which
USS Turner Joy
Bremerton Historic Ships Association
300 Washington Beach Avenue
Bremerton, Washington 98337
Phone: (360) 792-2457
Tour the destroyer USS Turner Joy, which was the last Forrest Sherman class
destroyer built. While some of these ships were later converted to guided
missile destroyers, Turner Joy remains close to her original 1959 configuration.
The destroyer has been restored to reflect the appearance during her active
years between 1960 and 1982.
It! The Fossil Workshop
1420 SE Everett Mall Way
Everett, Washington 98208
Dig it! The Fossil Workshop is a
first-of-its-kind interactive family fun and
learning center offering visitors of all
ages a chance to learn about geology and
paleontology in a one-of-a-kind workshop
experience. Dig It! features more than 8,000
real fossil specimens and minerals from
around the world. Children at Dig It! get to
wear specialty smocks as they dig for
fossils and collect items in their pockets.
They then clean and prepare their items
using tools at the workshop station. Guides
throughout Dig It! are on-hand to answer
questions and help kids learn about the
minerals of the world. Dig It! also offers
education programs and birthday party
Imagine Children's Museum
1502 Wall Street
Everett, Washington 98201
Phone: (425) 258-1006
Enjoy hands-on exhibits for kids ages 12
months to 12 years and their family, school
group or other organizations. Great place to
have FUN rain or shine with exhibits inside
and outdoors on the rooftop. Also enjoy
birthday parties, enrichment classes,
activities and special events.
Naval Undersea Museum
610 Dowell Street
Keyport, Washington 98345
Phone: (360) 396-4148
The Naval Undersea Museum combines naval history, operations, and undersea
technology to create an exciting and educational experience for visitors.
The modern building offers visitors more than 20,000 square feet of exhibits and
has the largest collection of naval undersea artifacts in the United States.
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing
8415 Paine Field Blvd
Mukilteo, WA 98275
The 73,000-square-foot Future of Flight
Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is one of
Western Washington's major attractions with
the only public tour of a commercial jet
assembly plant in North America. You can
explore a 28,000-square-foot Aviation
Gallery with interactive exhibits and
displays - and digitally design your own
airplane. Take the expanded Boeing Tour at
the nearby assembly plant where 747, 767,
777 and 787 airplanes are assembled - you
won't believe how fast these jets go
together! Watch a dramatic, time-lapse film
of a Boeing 777 being assembled in the new
Hands On Museum
106 11th Ave SW
Olympia, Washington 98507
Great hands on exhibits of all types for all ages infants to preschoolers.
The Microsoft Museum
4420 148th AVE NE, Building 127
Phone: (425) 703-6214
The Microsoft Museum first opened in September 1995. Its primary purpose was to
document, preserve, and commemorate the history and ongoing accomplishments of
this remarkable company.
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, Washington 98109
Great hands on exhibits that everyone in the family, especially the children
The Museum of History
2700 24th Avenue E.
Seattle, Washington 98112
Phone: (206) 324-1126
The museum's collections -- everything from ship's wheels to evening gowns,
gramophones to baby carriages, time clocks to crosscut saws -- give visitors
glimpses of life in Puget Sound from the 1780s to the present day.
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109
Phone: (206) 443-2001
Hands on exhibits, IMAX theater, planetarium, light shows and fun for the whole
Amusement Parks & Water Parks
Wild Waves & Enchanted Village
36201 Enchanted Parkway South
Federal Way, Washington 98003
Phone: (253) 661-8000
Wild Waves is the Northwest's largest and most complete waterpark experience.
Ride the Konga River, barrel down the speed slides or surf in the gigantic wave
pool. Plus, enjoy unlimited use of all rides and attractions at Enchanted
Village with 30 acres of family entertainment.
Icicle Junction Family
565 Highway 2
Leavenworth, Washington 98826
Phone: (509) 548-2400; Toll Free: 800-558-2438
There’s a great Bavarian-themed 18-hole miniature golf course, wild and wet
Bumper Boat Pond, Climbing Pinnacle, Junction Cinema playing first run hit
movies, and Replica Excursion Train Ride around the park & over the ponds with
Koi fish to feed! Enjoy the batting cage and game room that includes “Jumpshot
Basketball,” pool tables, air hockey, video games, snack bar, and prizes! Spend
a whole day with your family or bring a group for planned events and Birthdays!
Located in the Icicle Inn Resort at the west entrance to Leavenworth.
The Fair (Puyallup Fairgrounds)
110 9th Avenue SW
Puyallup, Washington 98371
Phone: (253) 841-5045
Rides, exhibits, shopping, rodeos and more. Their mission is to respond to
thier communities' needs by producing a dynamic Fair, in a year-round facility,
that serves an ever-expanding circle of peoples. They will showcase
excellence in the traditions of the Past, the products of the Present and the
vision of the Future in the areas of Agriculture, Trade and Industry. They
Value: Family, Fun, People, Learning, Entertainment, Safety, Responsiveness,
Financial Strength, Cleanliness and Flexibility.
Fun Forest Amusements
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, Washington 98109
Phone: (206) 728-1586
Fun Forest Amusement Park, with games and 19 rides for kids and thrill seekers
alike, is a playground for all ages. You can get an adrenaline rush on our
roller coaster, attempt a prize-winning throw or enjoy the calliope of the
carousel. The Fun Forest also features the Entertainment Pavilion, open daily
year-round with three rides, laser tag, mini-golf, prize games and a full video
Downtown Spokane, Washington
Phone: (800) 336-PARK
Rides, Imax theater, sculptures, ice skating and more.
Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC
5628 Grandview Road
Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: (360) 474-8424
U-pick or We pick. Flavorful, plump berries
are grown using sustainable, ecologically
sound practices. Call us or visit our
web-site for regular updates. Your kids will
love our playground, or feeding our goats
and ducks. Pack a lunch and relax in our
shaded picnic area, among a garden of
blueberry plants. Plenty of parking; wheel
chair accessible. Large groups welcome; self
guided tour for kids! Picking buckets and
boxes provided. Free Admission.
9057 SE Jannsen Rd
Clackamas, OR 97015
Vancouver, WA 98665
Come join the fun at JJ Jump, an indoor
inflatable playground filled with inflatable
slides, bouncers, obstacle courses, and fun
interactive games. JJ Jump has two locations
- one in Clackamas and one in Vancouver.
Families can enjoy open play almost everyday
and can contact either location for exact
times. Parties and corporate groups will
love to rent the arena for a little hands on
fun and team building exercise. Children
ages 2-12 will love to bounce away some
energy making this the perfect play spot!
If you know of a
family activity in
let us know and we will add it here.
Family Vacation Hot Spots (Beaches, Lakes, etc.)
Whidbey & Camano
Islands - Beaches, golfing, shopping, parks, historic areas and much
more. Click here for a list of all the areas attractions.
Washington - All the family activities that you can think of and more!
- Hiking, biking, whale watching, golfing, museums, shopping, great food and
much more for the entire family.
Long Beach, Washington
- Beaches, canoeing, hiking, biking, scenic
areas, museums, shopping, great food, horseback riding and much more.
Washington - Great beaches and more.
- Boating, fishing and camping. Potholes State Park is located along the
southern shoreline. Located on I 90 a mile south of Moses Lake.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake
- Boating, fishing and camping. More than 24 recreational sites provide
camping along this section of the Columbia River and runs more than 100 miles
from the Grand Coulee Dam to Canada.
Ross Lake -
Boating, fishing and camping. Ross Lake is a very scenic lake that runs
from Canada 18 miles south to Washington State Route 20 all in the Ross Lake
National Recreational Area.
Lake Washington -
Boating, fishing, picnicking and other daytime activities. State Parks
with Picnic facilities are located in both the northern and southern portions of
Puget Sound - This
inlet from the Pacific contains many islands, straits and canals and extends
from the Pacific to as far south as Olympia. It is also a popular recreational
area featuring more than 25 state parks; some on their own islands and most with
camping facilities. Major cities along Puget Sound include Tacoma, Seattle.
Banks Lake -
Boating, fishing and camping. Steamboat Rock State Park is located along
the northern section. This lake is located along the Columbia River in northern
Washington on U.S. 2 at Coulee City.
Zoos, Museums, National Parks, Amusement & Water Parks
and during summer months some of the
Winter Park links below will show you
summer activities that are available at the parks.
Winter - Family
Vacation Hot Spots (Ski Resorts, etc.)
Chewelah Peak Mountain Resort
3311 Flowery Trail Road
Chewelah, Washington 99109
Phone: (509) 935-6649
Continually voted the region's best family resort, 49º North Mountain Resort
truly offers adventures for everyone. This traditional Northwest resort is
blessed with wide-open groomed runs, moguls, desert dried powder, and hundreds
of acres of legendary tree skiing. Surrounding the 1,265 acres of skiable
terrain is the incredible Colville National Forest. From the summit of Chewelah
Peak there are views of such natural wonders as the Kettle Range, Pend Oreille
River Valley, the Upper Selkirk Range, and nearly 1,900 vertical feet below
you'll find the base area and lodge facilities.
33914 Crystal Mtn. Blvd.
Crystal Mountain, Washington 98022
Phone: (360) 663-2265
1,300 acres lift serviced, 1,000 acres of backcountry terrain; 50 named runs;
Advanced/Expert - 30%; Intermediate - 57%; Beginner - 13%; skiing, snowboarding
and ski schools.
P.O. Box 88
Dayton, Washington 99328
Phone: (509) 382-4725
Bluewood has the second highest base elevation in Washington State and is
renowned for its clear skies and dry powder, while receiving an average snowfall
of more the 300 inches anually. If you would like to visit a ski and snowboard
area this season where you can enjoy short lift lines, uncrowded slopes,
unlimited powder, some of the best tree skiing/riding in the northwest, and a
wide variety of terrain, then escape to Bluewood.
Loup Loup Ski Education
Omak, Washington 98841
Phone: (509) 826-2720
Skiing, snowboarding, night skiing.
Summit Stevens Pass
US Hwy 2
Skykomish, Washington 98288
Phone: (206) 812-4510
Skiing, snowboarding and tubing.
The Summit at
1001 State Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass, Washington 98068
Phone: (206) 236-1600
The Summit consists of six base areas and offers the most night skiing/riding
acreage in the United States. Considered one of the best areas to learn how to
ski or ride, the Summit has a vast variety of terrain that accommodates all
abilities and disciplines. The Summit also has many summer activities.
Spokane Ski Area
29500 N MT Spokane Park Drive
Spokane, Washington 99021
Phone: (509) 238-2220
P.O. Box 1668
7500 Mission Ridge Rd.
Wenatchee, Washington 98807
Phone: (509) 663-6543
Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ski schools, child daycare and more.
White Pass Ski Area
White Pass, WA 98937
Phone: (509) 672-3101 / (509) 672-3100
Zoos, Museums, National Parks,
Amusement & Water Parks and
vacation hot spots listed above.
Helpful websites and services
If you know of a website or company that is helpful to families traveling to
let us know and we will add it here.
Travel Specials & Vacation Packages
Vacation Package Deals:
City Specific Hotel
Car Rental Deals: