Things to do in Cowlitz County

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Applebee’s
400 Triangle Center
Longview, WA 98632
Applebee’s

Applebee’s

360.414.8989
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Arby’s
1156 Washington Way
Longview, WA 98632
Arby’s

Arby’s

360.414.3234
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Ashtown Brewing Company
1175 Hudson Street
Longview, WA 98632
Ashtown Brewing Company

Welcome to Longview’s own craft brewery located in a historic building within the heart of downtown Longview. All of their beer is brewed onsite just next to the tasting room. They cater to everyone from the malt lovers to the hop heads. The tasting room is open 6 days a week where you can sample all of our beers or have a pint of your favorite. They also have growlers for you to fill and take home to share our beer with your friends and family!
They are open Tuesday 3-9, Wednesday 12-9, Thursday/Friday/Saturday 12-11, Sun 1-8. They are family friendly until 8pm and now have Eaterations Food Cart on site Wed-Sat 12-7 serving burgers, sandwiches, wraps and amazing daily specials!

360.353.5286
Backstage Cafe – Theater Pub
214 S. Pacific Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
Backstage Cafe – Theater Pub

Backstage Cafe – Theater Pub

http://ktpub.com/
360.414.9451
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Best Western Aladdin Inn
310 Long Ave. Kelso, WA
We have a limited number of pet rooms available! Please make sure the room you are booking says PETS OK! Regrettably your pet will not be allowed in a non-pet room (we only accept dogs in our pet-friendly rooms).

Best Western Aladdin Inn is located on the border of Kelso/Longview and is minutes away from everything.

Inside this 100% non-smoking hotel in Kelso, guests will find relaxing accommodations to unwind in while visiting the area or passing through en-route to Washington’s beaches. Pets are welcome, but please call about restrictions. Each guest room and kitchenette comes complete with flat screen TV’s, cable television, and high-speed internet access. This Mount St. Helens Best Western also provides a complimentary full breakfast each morning, an indoor heated swimming pool and on-site guest laundry.

(360) 425-9660
Bob’s Sporting Goods
1111 Hudson St.
Longview, WA
Bob’s Sporting Goods

Bob’s Sporting Goods

Offering:

Full-time Pro Shop employees

Archery Lessons, Seminars

Archery League

11-lane air conditioned range

Full service repair shop

Offering Hoyt, Mathews, Mission Bows

Parts and Accessories

Tel: 360.425.3870
Website

Bobs Sporting Goods
(360) 425-3870
Brookhollow RV Park
2506 Allen St. Kelso, WA 98626
Welcome to Brookhollow RV Park. We are located in Kelso, WA, only 1 mile east of Interstate 5. We are located in a quiet area that evokes a feel of the country,
while still being in convenient reach of the freeway, shopping, and downtown in the Kelso/Longview area.

Brookhollow RV Park is located one mile (1.6 km) east off Interstate 5 in Kelso, Washington, a small town about 125 miles (200 km) south of Seattle, Washington, and 50 miles (80 km) north of Portland, Oregon. The park is in a scenic valley setting with a country feel along the Coweeman River on the east side of the city of Kelso. Within easy reach are shopping and tourist activities, including visitor centers and other tourist centers around Mt. St. Helens.

(800) 867-0453
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Bruno’s Pizza
1108 Washington Way
Longview, WA 98632
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Bruno’s Pizza

Bruno’s pizza is conveniently located in Longview, Washington. We’ve built a reputation in our community with our amazing pizza and our great service. People from all over the Northwest LOVE our pepperoni that we slice ourselves every day and pre-cook in our oven to a delicious crispiness that people just can’t seem to get enough of.
We like to keep it classic with our thin crispy crust made from our own fresh dough that we make ourselves. Pizza isn’t something we take lightly. That’s why we use the best ingredients we can and give attention to every detail.

We love what we do and that’s why people love coming here. Whether it’s just stopping by to pick up dinner or the whole family is celebrating a special event. Come by and try us out. But just a warning…. Once you have our pizza you’ll be hooked for life.

360.636.4970
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Burgerville USA – Kelso
600 West Main Street West Kelso, WA
Burgerville USA

Burgerville USA

(360) 501-4354
Cassava
1333 Broadway
Longview, WA 98632
Cassava

Nestled in the center of Longview on the corner of Broadway and 14th Cafe Cassava is a beautiful converted 1929 title office.
With a delicious menu of handmade soups, salads, sandwiches, Pastries, coffee & tea. Regional Wines and Micro Brews available.

360.425.7700
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Comfort Inn
440 Three Rivers Mall Dr. Kelso, WA 98626
When you travel, what do you need to be ready for the day ahead? At Comfort Inn hotels we think we’ve got a pretty good idea.

When you travel, what do you need to be ready for the day ahead? At Comfort Inn hotels we think we’ve got a pretty good idea. With all the amenities you need, and hotels everywhere you want to be, Comfort Inn will get you rested and ready for anything.

(360) 425-4600
Country Folks Deli
1329 Commerce
Longview WA 98632
Country Folks Deli

The Country Folks Deli
(A.K.A. The Cow Deli) opened it’s doors in the summer of 1991 with two things: Passion and a family recipe that we all now know as Grandmas Bread.

Our vision is to provide our community with not only a comfortable, clean atmosphere, with a friendly staff, but to also offer the freshest product of the highest quality to our customers!

Every morning the kitchens of The Country Folks Deli are overwhelmed  with the aromas of fresh baked breads, homemade soups and oven roasted turkey. If that’s not enough to entice you, stop by and try one of our many different pies that are made fresh every morning. From coconut cream to Marion berry and rhubarb, you are sure to find your favorite!

The friendly staff of The Country Folks Deli serves up to 200 people every afternoon, most of them just asking for “the usual”. Whether you join us for our signature grilled chicken pesto sandwich, one of our fabulous fresh salads, or something hot off of the grill, we  guarantee you’ll love it!

360.425.2837
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Cowlitz Black Bears Baseball
Story Field – LCC
1800 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
Cowlitz Black Bears Baseball

The Cowlitz Black Bears is an amateur baseball team located in Kelso / Longview, Washington. They play in the West Coast League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The league comprises teams from British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. Cowlitz calls David Story Field on the campus of Lower Columbia College home.

Story Field at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA, was remodeled for the 2010 Cowlitz Black Bears inaugural season. Amenities include Party Suites and the Bob’s Sporting Goods Party Deck in left field, the Home Plate Club in the grandstand area and picnic tables and a kids playground sponsored by Kelso, Washington’s Red Lion Inn.

Season:  June, July & August

360.703.3195
Cowlitz County Fair
1900 7th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
Cowlitz County Fair 2019
July 24, 25, 26 & 27

The History of the Cowlitz County Fair~
On September 3rd and 4th 1937 the Cowlitz Valley Fair was held for the first time in Catlin Park, beginning a tradition that has lasted seventy-five years and continues on to this day as the Cowlitz County Fair. With the exception of the four years during World War II, the annual fair has provided such stimulating and amusing entertainment as a milking contest between civic leaders from Longview and Kelso held the very first day of that very first fair. Contestants included Kelso Mayor W.E. Chinn, Kelso Kiwanis President Thomas H. Van Noy, President E.G. Ditlersen and Secretary Eugene Crumb of the Kelso Chamber of Commerce VS Longview Mayor John P. Bell, Longview Kiwanis President Verne DeVilbiss, President J.L. Norris and Secretary L.K. Martini of the Longview Chamber of Commerce. The winner was Dr. J.L. Norris of Longview.
Other events of the day included the livestock judging contest and the Home Economics judging event. There were fair exhibits on clean easy milkers, grange feeds, grange flour, international trucks, batteries, tires, and J.I. Case Farm Machinery. The first day centered on farms and gardens. The Rose Valley Grange won first in the Grange exhibit division with a variety of farm produce. Pleasant Hill was 2nd and Kalama 3rd. The Judges were Mr.& Mrs. Heye Meyers of Vancouver.

COWLITZ COUNTY FAIR FOR THE 1st TWENTY-FIVE YEARS 1937 – 1962

Our fair began as The Cowlitz Valley Fair held at Catlin Park. But it didn’t stay put. The location moved to 15th Avenue and Ocean Beach Hwy in 1941, next to 7th Avenue and the old LP&N railway in 1942, then to Saddle Club Park in Longview at 14th and Baltimore in 1946, back to 7th Avenue in 1947, and finally to the present location in 1950. During this time the fair underwent two additional name changes: The Cowlitz County Fair in 1946 and The Columbia Empire Fair in 1949. There were no fairs nationwide from 1941 -1945 by government order due to WWII.
Right from the beginning the fair was a family friendly event. Admission increases reflected this, starting from only .25 to .50 cents for adults and from .10 to .25 cents for children under the age of 15. By 1962 admission was .75 cents for adults and the .25 cents for kids stayed the same and the age requirement was dropped to under 12 years of age and covered all of the events. The attendance grew from approximately 3,000 in 1946 to 23,302 in 1962.
From the beginning, the fair has had a western flare throughout, with many Country Western singers, comedians, and various other western themed performers. Events and entertainment included horse shows, juvenile rodeos, Sheriff’s Posse horse shows, many dog & chimp acrobatic performers, and jalopy races. Also in attendance were governors, noted political leaders, and T.V. & movie personality guest appearances. One of the exciting attractions was seeing who would win the crown for “Queen of the Fair.” Many of the young ladies who won the title of Queen had also first won a Rodeo title, demonstrating how hard working these youths were in the early days of the fair.
New building additions to the fair began with the construction of the automobile building in 1947 and went on to include the floral building, modern restrooms, model milk parlor and office building in 1948. Also added was a new horse show arena in 1952, a dormitory for youngsters who stay overnight for livestock exhibits in 1953, a caretaker’s house in 1954, and lastly in this time period, a 40’X120’ livestock building.

360.577.3121
360.577.6254
Econo Lodge
505 N Pacific Ave. Kelso, WA
Our Econo Lodge® hotel in Kelso near the Cowlitz River and Interstate 5 is easy to find, easy to book and easy on your wallet.

Our Econo Lodge® hotel in Kelso near the Cowlitz River and Interstate 5 is easy to find, easy to book and easy on your wallet.

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(360) 636-4610
Economy Inn
1808 Hemlock Street Longview, WA 98632
Economy Inn

Economy Inn

(360) 353-3344
Figaro’s Pizza – Longview
3208 Ocean Beach Hwy.
Longview, WA 98632
Figaro’s Pizza

Figaro’s Pizza

360.353.3333
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Five Dons Brewing Company
1158 11th Avenue
Longview WA 98632
Five Dons Brewing Company

Five Dons Brewing aims to bring local beer to the Lower Columbia with our downtown Longview WA microbrewery.
Our beers include Hard Way Pale Ale, Blonde Next Door Blonde Ale and Dark Divide Porter.

360.261.0956