Things to do in Cowlitz County

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

Burgerville USA

(360) 501-4354
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
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
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
Grounds for Opportunity
413 S Pacific Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
Grounds for Opportunity

Grounds for Opportunity (GFO) Cafe is a full service cafe and a training kitchen, offering a 16-week certificated course, preparing students for jobs in the restaurant industry, and serves as CAP’s central kitchen for its Meals on Wheels and Senior Community Lunch programs. We also cater events.

The cafe is located at 413 S. Pacific in Kelso, next to the train station.

Operating hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We have a great breakfast and lunch menu with daily specials. Come and enjoy a Starbucks Latte and support job training and meals for seniors at the same time!

360.703.3020
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Guesthouse Inn & Suites
501 Three Rivers Mall Dr. Kelso, WA
GuestHouse Inn & Suites Kelso/Longview is pleased to provide the services and facilities expected by today’s travelers.

GuestHouse Inn & Suites Kelso/Longview is pleased to provide the services and facilities expected by today’s travelers. Our friendly, professional staff members will ensure a comfortable stay at our conveniently located Kelso, WA hotel. While staying with us, enjoy easy access to area business, premier dining and top entertainment districts. Experience the top hotel in Kelso, WA today. We look forward to welcoming you.

(360) 414-5953
Izzy’s Pizza
1001 Grade Street
Kelso, WA 98626
Izzy’s Pizza

Izzy’s Pizza

360.578.1626
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Kelso Highlander Festival
Kelso Highlander Festival

Kelso Highlander Festival
Saturday, September 8th & Sunday September 9th
Tam O’Shanter Park
Kelso, WA 98626
When:  September 2019

Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & dancing, as well as Highland Games.

At beautiful Tam O’Shanter Park on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 the festivities begin, starting at 7:00 am with a Fun Run/Walk 5K road race.  The Sons of Norway Hall in Kelso is holding a Norwegian Waffle and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday only.  Please join us there for breakfast before heading over to the park.  At 9:00 am the Highland Dance Competition, Silent Auction and Highland Games begin.  At 10:00 am please join us for the annual Highlander Festival Parade.  Also beginning at 10:00 am join us for the Kelso Garden Club Flower Show . At 12:30 the Opening Ceremonies & Parade of Clans begins on the field.  The Silent Auction ends at 4:00.  The entertainment continues all day Saturday with music by:  Men of Worth, Rogues End, and pipe bands from Ft. Vancouver and Clan Gordon.  This is located under the covered area.

There will not be a baking contest this year.  Thank you to all past judges and contestants for entering your baked goods and making it a success for so many years.

At 8:00 AM  please join us for the Kirkin’ of the Tartan Worship Service at Tam O’Shanter Park and again at 10:00 AM at the Kelso Methodist Presbyterian Church in Kelso at 206 Cowlitz Way.  There will be a special tea reception following the Kirkin’ at 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall. There will be bagpipers and a Highland Dancer performing.

The Highland Games will begin at the park at 9:00 AM with those hardy lads and lasses tossing the caber and throwing the stone. There will be entertainment in the afternoon at the park with the Wicked Tinkers, and Men of Worth.

The Kilted Classic Golf Tournament starts with registration at 8:00 AM at the Longview Country Club.  Contact Mike Fowler 360-749-4925

The Kelso Rotary will be holding their Annual Duck Race in the afternoon raising money for charities and scholarships.

Get your Highlander Festival Buttons, on sale July 5th, for only $1.00 each and you could win many prizes which have been donated from various merchants in Kelso.

Kelso Red Lion
510 S Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626
Kelso Red Lion

Kelso Red Lion

360.636.4400
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Kelso Theater Pub
216 Pacific Avenue S
Kelso, WA 98626
Kelso Theater Pub

Kelso Theater Pub & Backstage Cafe… We are a unique single-screen movie theater, showing current mainstream films & Occasionally first-run blockbusters.
The movie theater is for all ages. Watch a movie and have a pizza. The theater has been set up for your enjoyment. Tables have been placed in front of each seat for your dining enjoyment while watching one of our movies.
Our adjoining Backstage Cafe is open Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm for lunch & Every evening for Dinner from 5 pm – 8 pm. Our full menu & specials
are always available in the cafe. Our menu is limited form but including all of our pizzas are always available in our Theater along with the standard movie fare. Beer & Wine is served in both Theater and Cafe & Chef Marc usually has a limited yet tantalizing selection of handcrafted desserts, including his signature Peanut Butter Pie as well as seasonal selections, all made from scratch.

http://ktpub.com/
360.414.9451
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Longview Squirrel Fest
Civic Circle
Longview Squirrel Fest

The Longview Squirrel Fest is the first of its kind on the West Coast and in the Mount St. Helens region! We’re nuts over this one-day festival in honor or our furry friends. Launching the first Longview Squirrel Fest was a dream of a local group, The idea came from the Sandbaggers who helped build and maintains the Nutty Narrows Bridge on the Civic Circle in Longview, they wanted a fun event that would be nutty enough for everyone from age 2 to 102.

The Civic Circle is transformed into an all day venue of fun, games, and music for the whole family to enjoy.

Kids 5 k Run
Go Nutty Squirrel Fest Parade
Craft Vendors
Food Vendors
Kids Games & Activities
Karaoke
Beer & Wine Garden
Main Stage – Musical Entertainment

Every August

http://lvsquirrelfest.com
360.430.0273
Motel 6
106 N Minor Rd. Kelso, WA
Motel 6 Kelso – Mt St Helens is located within walking distance of Three Rivers Mall, and three miles of Triangle Mall, Three Rivers Golf Course, and area dining.

Motel 6 Kelso – Mt St Helens is located within walking distance of Three Rivers Mall, and three miles of Triangle Mall, Three Rivers Golf Course, and area dining. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor heated pool. Wi-Fi available in all modern rooms for a fee.

(360) 425-3229
Puzzle Quest Escape Room
206 Vine Street
Kelso, WA
Puzzle Quest Escape Room

Puzzle Quest Escape Room is filled with mysterious objects and using some of those items as clues you must work together with your team to attempt to complete your given mission and break free from the room.

The first and only full length Escape Room Game in Cowlitz County. Enter the room, accept your mission, and try to escape as the 60 minute clock counts down.
A great activity for team building, date nights, birthdays, family events, and more. Come and test your ingenuity, out-of-the-box thinking, mind power, and most importantly, team work as you use clues and items around the room to solve the puzzles and escape!

360-639-0008
Red Lobster
203 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626
Red Lobster

Red Lobster

360.414.8118
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Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX Cinemas
Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX Cinemas

Regal Three Rivers Mall 12 & RPX Cinemas
Located at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso WA.
341 Three Rivers Mall Drive

 

360.425.1962
Shari’s
205 S. Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626
Shari’s

Shari’s

360.423.7306
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Sora Sushi Restaurant
503 Allen Street
Kelso, WA 98626
Sora Sushi Restaurant

Sora Sushi Restaurant

360.425.3838
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Subway – Kelso – West Side Hwy.
1511 Westside Highway
Kelso, WA 98626
Subway

Subway

360.577.5898
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Suns Teriyaki
114 NW 1st
Kelso, WA 98626
Suns Teriyaki

Suns Teriyaki

360.423.9360
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Super 8
250 Kelso Dr. Kelso, WA
Wherever you are in the world, the dream of the open road is the same—the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and that feeling of freedom that can’t be matched.

Wherever you are in the world, the dream of the open road is the same—the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and that feeling of freedom that can’t be matched. At Super 8, you’ve got a standing invitation to come in and experience it firsthand.

http://www.super8.com/
(360) 423-8880
The Red Lion Hotel
510 Kelso Dr. Kelso, WA
From the breathtaking beauty of Mount Saint Helens to the powerful waters of the Columbia River, Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center – Kelso/Longview is situated in a prime Washington State location. Offering a variety of options for things to do for families, couples, and business travelers alike, Red Lion is a standout among hotels in Kelso and Longview.

Discover a unique ambiance as you enter our Kelso hotel, and experience an unmatched level of service that makes you feel at home immediately. Indulge in plush amenities that mimic the comforts of home, including a plush pillow-top bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, and eco-bath friendly amenities. After you’ve settled in, treat yourself to a dining delight at Scoreboard Lounge or the Pacific Grill, our onsite restaurants that offer a variety of flavorful entrees and generous portions. Or, take a refreshing dip in our outdoor pool.

(360) 636-4400
Yan’s Chinese Restaurant
300 Long Avenue West Kelso, WA
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Yan’s Chinese Restaurant

Yans

(360) 425-3815
Jack in the Box – Kelso
104 N Minor Road
Kelso, WA 98626

Jack in the Box – Kelso

360.425.0685
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The Children’s Discovery Museum
Children’s Discovery Museum
at Three Rivers Mall
351 Three Rivers Drive
Kelso, WA 98626

The Children’s Discovery Museum was founded in 2015 with the goal of providing a safe space for children and their families to learn. Located in the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, Washington, we specialize in interactive play and hands-on learning. Exhibits include the nature niche, the farm to market, the giant lincoln logs, the doctors office, and everyone’s favorite: the ping pong ball shower. Stop by to see our facilities for yourself, and get the chance to experience learning through play.
Entry to the museum is FREE for Everyone!
Our hours are:
Sunday 11-4
Tuesdays 11-4
Wednesday 11-4
Friday 4-7