Rangers dressed up for bats, spiders, owls, oh my

Bats, Spiders, Owls—Oh My!

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park presents an evening of stories, activities and exploration of night creatures from 5 p.m.-6:45p.m. Friday October 27.

Spiders got you down? Are you up in the air over bats? Are you wise about owls? Sounds like you’d enjoy a ranger-led evening walk filled with fun stories and fascinating facts about night creatures that inhabit our forest. This event will include about an hour of craft activities, silly puppets and non-spooky stories, with one in Spanish. The walk will be about a ¼ of a mile over an uneven trail through the dark forest. Flashlights or headlamps are required.

Event begins at 5 p.m. with the last walk at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27 at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Event will be held indoors if Mother Nature decides to rain really hard.

No registration required. All zombies, vampires, and superheroes, especially Batman, Batgirl, and Spiderman are welcome. For more information or questions call (503)-861-2471.

A ranger in costume talks to a child at the fort.

Be a Tourist in

Your Own Hometowns

Pacific and Clatsop Counties are known throughout the region for their tourist attractions, but how long has it been since you visited these sites? If it has been awhile since you’ve been a “local tourist,” the Hometown Tourism Days on Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11 (Veterans Day), might be just the ticket for you.

Several local sites are working together to share free or reduced admissions or other special deals on these days to encourage their neighbors to come and see what they have to offer. Here is a list of the special activities available for this seventh annual Hometown Tourism Days.

Ø Northwest Carriage Museum – 314 Alder Street, Raymond, Washington - 50% off admission and 10% gift shop discount, 10:00-4:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Pacific County Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center - milepost 54, Hwy 101, South Bend, Washington - Free admission, 12:00-3:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Willapa National Wildlife Refuge – milepost 24, Hwy 101, Washington (no dogs beyond the parking lots) - Free admission, guided walks will be offered, Art and Cutthroat Climb Trails, sunrise to sunset, Friday & Saturday

Ø Cranberry Museum – 2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach, Washington - Free admission, 10:00-4:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø World Kite Museum – 303 Sid Snyder Drive West, Long Beach, Washington - $1.00 off admission, 11:00-5:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Long Beach Peninsula Visitor Bureau – 3914 Pacific Way (corner of Highways 101&103), Seaview, Washington - Free canvas bag filled with information about local sites to anyone mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 9:00-5:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Cape Disappointment State Park – Ilwaco, Washington - Free park admission, $5 admission to Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 10:00–5:00, Saturday

Ø Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum – 115 SE Lake Street, Ilwaco, Washington - Free admission including Flashback: Remembering the 60s exhibit 10:00-4:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Fort Columbia State Park – Chinook, Washington - Free admission to the grounds including trails, dawn to dusk, Saturday

Ø Knappton Cove Heritage Center, Historic U.S. Quarantine Station 3 mi. E of Astoria Bridge, Hwy 401, Washington - Free admission to the Columbia River's "Ellis Island,” museum and new Nature Path featuring a salmon restoration stream, 1:00-4:00, Saturday

Ø Oregon Film Museum – 732 Duane Street, Astoria, Oregon - Free Astoria Bridge 50th Anniversary commemorative token for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 11:00-4:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Flavel House Visitor Center – 714 Exchange Street, Astoria, Oregon – Free Astoria Bi-Centennial Commemorative Program for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 11:00-4:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Heritage Museum – 1618 Exchange Street, Astoria, Oregon - Free Oregon Historical Quarterly for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 11:00-4:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Bumble Bee Seafoods Hanthorn Cannery Museum at Pier 39, 100 39th Street, Astoria, Oregon - Free admission, 9:00-6:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Columbia River Maritime Museum – 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon - Free Quarter Deck magazine for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 9:30-5:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø The Liberty Theatre 1203 Commercial, Astoria, Oregon - Mention Hometown Tourism” for $5 discount to Shook Twins with Bart Budwig, 7:30 p.m. Friday;

Free tours of the theatre, open 11:00-3:00, Saturday

Ø Lower Columbia Preservation Society – 389 -12th Street, Astoria, Oregon - Free, ask about historic preservation and receive an historic walking tour brochure, 12:00-5:00 Saturday

Ø Astoria Column – Astoria, Oregon (on top of Coxcomb Hill) - Free 2017 parking pass for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 9:00-5:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, Oregon - Ranger programs on Friday;

Free admission and ranger programs, 9:00-5:00, Saturday

Ø Seaside Museum & Historical Society – 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside, Oregon – Free admission and gingerbread cookies, 10:00-3:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Seaside Aquarium – 200 N. Prom, Seaside, Oregon – Free admission with donation of two cans of food/per person, 9:00-5:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Seaside Inverted Experience – 111 Broadway #7, Seaside, Oregon –, $1 off regular admission, 10:00-6:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Cannon Beach History Center – 1387 S. Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon Free admission, free Sleepy Monk Coffee, hot chocolate bar with toppings, & sweet treats, 10% gift shop discount, 11:00-5:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Lost Art of Nursing Museum – 3285 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, Oregon – Free admission, 1:00-4:00, Friday & Saturday

Ø Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area – 79878 Hwy 202, Jewell, Oregon Free wildlife viewing with valid Wildlife Area Parking Permit, all day, Friday & Saturday


Last updated: October 26, 2017

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


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