Things to do in Cowlitz County

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Mint Valley Golf
4002 Pennsylvania St,
Longview, WA

At Mint Valley you will find one of the finest public golf courses in the state of Washington. The well-bunkered greens, water hazards, and tall trees will test every skill level. This par 71 championship course plays 6,432 yards from the back tees and 5,230 yards from the forward tees. The greens are always fast and in excellent condition. The course also features practice putting and chipping greens as well as a covered driving range. The course is easy to walk, but if you prefer to ride just call ahead and reserve a cart.

Mint Valley also has a six-hole, par 3 course with holes ranging in distance from 50 to 90 yards. This is a great place to fine tune your short game and introduce the game to beginning players.

Mint Valley Golf Course…it’s beautiful, friendly and affordable. Come out and play!

360.442.5442
The Patch
612 Whalen Road
Woodland, Washington 98674

A Family Pumpkin Patch with Activities, also offering Squash, Gourds and Corn of all kinds!
Open October 1st – October 31st
Prices according to variety and size with free parking and no admission fee….Family-Fun Activities include:
Hay Maze
Hay Rides (Weekend & Weather Permitting)
Pumpkin Bowling (Weekend & Weather Permitting)
Photo Op PropsWe sell over 40 varieties of Pumpkins (large and small), Squash and Gourds as well as Corn Stalks, Corn and Hay.

360.225.8594
Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo
1900 7th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo 2018
July 26, 27 & 28 at 7:00 pm

The History of the Rodeo

The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo originated as a PRCA rodeo in 1975 under the direction of rodeo committee members Ron McCoy, Mel Boultinghouse, Cal Christensen, Vern Eaton, Wayne Gossett, Bill Merz, George Moore, Les Nelson, and Jan Searing. The rodeo was originally called The Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo, but after Mount Saint Helens spewed its fire and thunder upon this area in 1980, committeeman George Moore suggested in 1981 that the rodeo’s name be changed to The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo.

Since 1981, the rodeo has been known by this memorable name, which though was derived from a volcanic eruption, it also aptly denotes the thundering hooves and energy, which this rodeo brings to town.

When the rodeo began in 1975 we used a borrowed, portable arena that was erected just before the Cowlitz County Fair opened, and had to dismantle it after the fair ended. In 1979, we established a permanent arena. Although this arena was a vast improvement over a portable arena, we now have a state of the art arena, which we are proud to state was entirely constructed by committee members. Cowlitz County Fair Grounds 1970’s Our present committee is comprised of 12 committee members, whereas we had 8 committee members when the rodeo originated.

Christensen Brothers was our original stock contractor. Gold Buckle Rodeo Company is our present stock contractor. We began with $300.00 per added event, and now we add $3,000.00 per event, including barrel racing. Since this rodeo’s origination we have consistently drawn top cowboy and cowgirl contestants to the competition. The Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo committee believes that the keys to success in having a great rodeo consist of having excellent stock, quality contestants, talented bullfighters, funny clowns, and exciting half-time entertainment. Each year we strive to make the rodeo the most successful rodeo competition we can bring to the Lower Columbia region. We hope that you have the opportunity to experience the Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo!

360.577.3121
360.577.6254
Squatch Fest 2018
Event Location:
Cowlitz County Event Center
1900 7th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

A day full of fun activities for the children in the Kids Cave, speakers such as author Dr. Jeff Meldrum and researcher Derek Randles from the Olympic Project for the true believers, food & craft vendors and a beer garden with firepits to sit around and tell your Bigfoot Story! Stay tuned for updates.

sQuatch Fest is coming back in 2018 and you can expect world renowned Speakers, Authors and Researchers along with Brew Mountain that will be serving some of Washington’s finest beers. The Kids Cave will be back with even more for the children to do and don’t forget the fantastic vendors where you can find some one of a kind items. Stay tuned for updates. $20 Adluts $5 for Children 15 and younger. #klccsquatch

Event Location:  Cowlitz County Event Center
Date:  Saturday, January 27th
Time:  10 am to 8 pm
Hosted by:  Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce

360.423.8400
Columbia Theatre
1231 Vandercook Way, Longview WA 98632

The historic Columbia Theatre opened as a vaudeville venue and movie house in 1925, declined during the mid-20th century and escaped what would have been a tragic ending in 1980 when excavation and demolition equipment heading toward the theater was diverted to help with the cleanup following the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Subsequently, a group of visionaries got together and saved the building. Today, the vibrant 1,000-seat theatre hosts nearly a dozen shows each year, ranging from musicals to comedy to children’s theatre.

360.575.8499
Triangle Center
1015 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview, WA 98632

Triangle Center – Triangle Center is located at the corner of Ocean Beach Hwy. & 15th Ave., Longview. It is a Community Center which opened in 1964 and was last renovated in 2005. It is an Open shopping mall with 1,635 parking spaces. It covers an area of 253,064 sqft.

The Triangle Center offers numerous stores and restaurants, including:
Ross, Petco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s, Applebee’s, Winco, Starbucks, Big 5 Sports, Ace Hardware, Office Depot, US Cellular, Ultra, Chase Bank, Rite – Aid,
and more.

Willow Grove Gardens and Pumpkin Patch
8561 Willow Grove Rd.
Longview, Washington
360.423.3492
Lewis River Golf Course
3209 Old Lewis River Road
Woodland, WA 98674

Located 30 minutes north of Portland, Oregon, and just a few minutes (5 miles)east of I-5 at exit 21 (Woodland, WA.), the Lewis River Golf Course is tucked between the North Fork of the beautiful Lewis River and the evergreen foothills of the Cascade mountains. The golf course environment contains numerous species of shrubs and trees, framing the beautiful Pacific Northwest valley and the scenic Cascade foothills. The tree-lined fairways require accuracy to score well, and the greens, with challenging contours, are some of the finest you’ll putt on in the northwest. Also home to North Fork Bar & Grill.

360.225.8254
Kelso Theater Pub
214 S. Pacific Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626

The Kelso Theatre Pub is an excellent place to catch a movie and enjoy good food, including the KTP’s legendary pizzas.
This unique and charming venue is one of the most favored attractions by the local population.

http://ktpub.com/
360.414.9451
Cowlitz Farmers Market

Tuesdays – 9 am to 2 pm
(May through October)Saturdays – 9 am to 2 pm
(April through October)
7th Avenue – Longview
(across from Cowlitz County Fairgrounds)

360.785.3883
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