Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: (360) 693-3668
Fax: (360) 735-0817
This museum is home to the Vancouver Visitors Center, Vancouver National Historic Reserve and Center for Columbia River History. Built in 1879, the house is named after Oliver Otis Howard, who first headed the Freedman's Bureau, which assisted former slaves after the Civil War. Situated on Officers Row, this house is one of 21 historic homes that line this street. Other houses open to the public are the Marshall and Grant houses. Admission is free.
Established somewhere in the 1820s, the Vancouver National Historic Reserve comprises of many historic sites and buildings. Enjoying a great historical significance, the district includes landmarks such as Fort Vancouver, Officers' Row, Pearson Airfield, Pearson Air Museum and many more. The reserve is also where nine archaeological sites were found, making it one of the most important archaeological sites in North America. Enlisted in the US National Register of Historic Places in 2007, the Vancouver National Historic Reserve Historic District makes for an interesting experience.
The Fort Vancouver is located on the northern bank of the Columbia River in present-day Vancouver, Washington. The fort was built in 1825 C.E and was a fur trading hub. The fort was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has 2 units and is located at in the states of Washington and Oregon. The main unit of the site, containing Fort Vancouver was originally an important 19th century fur trading outpost whereas the other unit, The McLoughlin House unit consists of the homes of McLoughlin and of Dr. Forbes Barclay who was an explorer and associate of McLoughlin's. The units got added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.
Interstate Bridge connects Portland to its Northern counterpart, Vancouver, Washington. The east bridge was completed first, in 1917. The second bridge wasn't built until 1958. Since completion of the western bridge, it became the route for southbound I-5 traffic, while the eastern bridge provided access for northbound folks. The more than 3,500-foot bridges are relatively low, providing a feeling of gliding over the water below.
Scream your guts out as you go through a maze of scary games and events at Scream at the Beach theme zone near the beach. The attraction includes freak shows that scare the guts out of you and thrilling rides. You can also dance to the live music on their outdoor dance stage. Tarot card readings and live shows at the Monster theater are other added attractions. You can also book the facility with the help of an event manager and customize the experience. The spacious 37000 square ft. area can be used for dances, concerts, cocktail parties, weddings, corporate and private parties.
If you've got a game, here's the place to play it. If you're looking for a game, the odds are good you'll find one here. The sports complex has seven lit softball fields, which often double as baseball fields. There are seven soccer fields and Strausser Field offers a synthetic soccer surface, so you can see what it's like to play on that stuff. You'll also find eight sand volleyball courts in Delta Sports Complex. During the summer, there are people playing here from sunrise to midnight. The complex is also convenient to the rest of Delta Park.
Visitors can enjoy a picnic and the great outdoors at this magnificent Portland park. This 86-acre park hosts a number of outdoor events, including trade shows, arts and crafts fairs and annual events. Built on the grave of Vanport, a city destroyed by a 1948 flood, the park also offers the usual amenities: lighted softball fields, soccer and football fields, nature trails and a playground. You will enjoy beautiful views of the Columbia and Willamette rivers and their banks in East Delta Park.
An environmental preserve, the 213 acres (86 hectares) in this city park include two lakes. The natural areas are primitively developed, leaving the habitat in tact while providing both hiking and cycling trails. The two lakes have divided duties, Smith Lake's water level is maintained for canoeing and fishing while Bybee Lake to the north naturally watches the tide ebb and flow to protect the home of the area's wild residents. There is no fee to use the park.
This park is where the city of Vanport, formerly Oregon's second largest, was destroyed in 1948 by a tsunami flood. The one retaining wall collapsed and sent a 12-foot wave washing over the city. Now, this 633-acre natural area contains optimal wetland hiking and the Heron Lakes Golf Course. Lush marshes are home to an abundance of indigenous flora and fauna. West Delta Park area is also designated for the United States Army during national emergencies.
Smack dab in the middle of the neighborhood between the Columbia and Willamette rivers, this medium-sized park has something for everyone. For those who prefer a lazy, shady and quiet park, there are plenty of areas in Northgate Park to get some serenity. For those into cheering crowds and heated games, there are fields and facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, football and tennis. The courts are lighted, and there is a playground for the kids.
Gammans Park, located in the peaceful Arbor Lodge Neighborhood, where folks walk down the street and wave to passing cars, the park is a truly fun place for kids, especially young kids. In addition to a playground fit for any tyke, there is a kiddy racetrack where the little ones can ride their tricycles or bikes on top of bridges and through tunnels. The park also has trails and paths that even the big kids enjoy. There are no fees to use the park.