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Cowlitz County Farms & Farmers Markets

Lavender Fields, Pumpkin Farms, Tree Farms, and more, they await you! Whether you are seeking fresh Lavender products, that special Halloween Pumpkin, fresh corn, or a stunning Christmas Tree, options are vast in Cowlitz County.


Castle Rock Lavender Farm
Open:  10 am to 5 pm

Tel:  360.353.1905 Website
Directions: From I-5 exit 48 or 49 and head west. At intersection with “A” street
turn west onto “A” street, Stay straight…no turns from now on.
At intersection with “Westside Hwy”
landmarks - Texaco station) go straight heading west still, You are now on
PH 10…..WATCH FOR OUR SIGNS ON THE LEFT IN 2 MILES.


PUMPKIN PATCHES
 

Delameter Valley Pumpkin Patch

Located at 2626 Hazel Dell Rd. in Castle Rock. Price of pumpkins includes tractor ride, hay maze, hot cider, cookies, & photo opportunities!

Tel:  360-274-4954
Website


Michael and Ruth McKee

Certified organic pumpkins, gift shop,
porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo,
farm animals, school tours
8561 Willow Grove Road
Longview, WA 98632.
Tel:  360.423.3492. Email: pumpkinpatchatwillowgrove@yahoo.com.

Directions: 8561 Willow Grove Road Longview, Washington 98632 This is on the west end of Longview, Washington. For directions call 360-423-3492. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic. In addition to pumpkins we have tomatoes, peppers, squash, and many other types of produce even in October.


The Patch

Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides

612 Whalen Road
Woodland, WA 98674
Tel:  360.225.8594 - Email: pumpkins@dfarms.us.

Pumpkins, gourds, squash and many other types of vegetables available October 1st - October 31st. We are family owned and operated and have been in the pumpkin business for 10 years. We have been known for our larger varieties of pumpkins, with our biggest weighing in at 225 lbs. We're looking forward to seeing you.


CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

Ferncrest Tree Farm

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, wreaths, Free Coffee/Hot Chocolate, help cutting your tree, gift shop, restrooms, trees baled, Mistletoe, Santa. Reindeer and small animal barn. Warm fire in old 1800s cannon ball stove. Concessions.

333 Ferncrest Road
Longview, WA 98632
Tel:  360-636-5018

Directions: I-5 to Longview Hwy 4 (Ocean Beach Hwy.) to Coal Creek Road, Follow signs 3 miles from Coal Creek and Ocean Beach Hwy. Open: November 28 to December 22. Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday - Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm.
Christmas tree varieties: Noble, Douglas-fir, Grand, Fraser fir, Blue spruce, Norway spruce, Shasta fir.


Miller's Tree Farm - Silver Lake

Christmas Tree Farm with a wide array of gorgeous trees! Right off of Spirit Lake Highway - the route to Mount St Helens.

1251 George Taylor
Silver Lake, WA
Tel:  360.751.9160
Website

Cash or Check Only

Holland Bulb Farm

Holland America Bulb Farms, Inc., Woodland, WA The headquarters of operations for all related entities of Holland America Bulb Farms, Inc. is located in Woodland Washington. Dobbe Farms, LLC is importing the best quality bulbs, such as lilies, tulips and iris, from the most reliable suppliers in the Netherlands. Dobbe Farms is also growing premium cut flowers such as tulips, peonies and other seasonal crops as well as growing tulips and iris for the bulb production at the farm in Woodland Washington. These products are sold through Holland America Bulb Farms in Washington as well as coordinated sales through Holland America Flowers in California.

Directions:

From I-5, Take the Woodland Exit 21

Northbound : At the exit stoplight, turn left and drive underneath the overpass.
Go straight through the light on Goerig St. and continue into Woodland until Goerig St. turns into Davidson St.
Take a left onto 5th St. and follow until the street turns into South Pekin Rd.
At the first Y veer to the left and at the second Y veer to the right.
Continue for about a mile.
You will see Holland America Bulb Farms on the left side of the road.
The gift shop is inside the warehouse at the front.

Southbound : After the exit, follow the frontage road for about ½ mile. Just before the stoplight, veer to the right and go to the stop sign. Go straight onto Goerig St. and follow the directions above.

1066 South Pekin Road
Woodland, WA 98674
Tel: 225-6575
Website


FARMERS MARKETS

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)
Tel:  360.785.3883
Website or Facebook


Woodland Farmers Market

Fridays – 4 pm to 8 pm
(June 20 – August 29)

Downtown Woodland WA – Hoffman Plaza

Tel:  360.852.2670
Website or Facebook

Downtown Farmers Market
(formally Kelso Bridge Market)

Sundays – 10 am to 3 pm
15th & Broadway – Longview
Tel:  360.957.2515
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U-PICK FARMS

Bountiful Acres - Blueberries

4005 NE Cedar Creek Road, Woodland, WA
Tel: 360.225.9479
Farm Sales & U-Pick, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.

Bosch’s Blueberry Hill Farm - Blueberries

3917 NE Cedar Creek Road Woodland, WA
Tel: 360.225.7103
Farm Sales & U-Pick, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
 

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SANDI BUDS BLUEBERRY HAVEN

466 Sandy Bend Road
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Tel:  360.274.9474
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Something for the Entire Family

The region provides a wide variety of opportunities for cultural enrichment. With a great collection of Artists and Galleries, there is something for everyone.

City councils, community organizations, and private citizens have commissioned numerous works of art.


The Broadway Gallery

For more than two decades, the Broadway Gallery has been a staple in the local art scene. A collaborative effort by 50 area artists, the Broadway Gallery hosts ongoing classes and special events.

1418 Commerce Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Tel: 360.577.0544
Website


Lord & McCord's Art Works

Located in historic downtown Longview, Washington, represents representational and abstract styles of fine art. We seek to promote the rich variety of local talent found in Southwest Washington and Oregon. We also seek to promote the visual art in our community by contributing to local educational efforts through our First Thursday art demonstrations and art talks.

McThread's Wearable Art Boutique (an extension of Lord & McCords Artworks) represents one of a kind designer style wearable art and jewelry. Our designers specialize in knitted, crocheted and felted items, beaded scarves and purses, wooden collage purses, hand painted and batik silk and fabric art. We offer services in combining wearable art accessories and jewelry to make a fashion statement. We seek to promote women's fashion in our community, not only by offering designer fashions, but by having fashion shows and First Thursday demonstrations.

1204 Commerce Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Tel: 360.423.9100


Pacific Northwest Gift Gallery

Featuring Art, Gifts & Souvenirs by Over 60 Local Artists!

1316A Mount St. Helens Way
Castle Rock, WA 98632 (at exit 49/Hwy 504 E.)
Tel: 360.274.8583
Website


Teague's Interiors Offers a wide array of Art, Collectibles, and Interior Decor Items

Teague's Interiors is a family owned and operated retail and interior design showroom, with a wonderful Art Gallery in the heart of downtown Longview, Washington.
1267 Commerce Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Tel: 360.636.0712
Website


Arts of the Mountain

A Collection of Local Artists Showing their wares at stops along the scenic Spirit Lake Highway

Website

 

Culture and History

Cowlitz County Historical Museum

The Cowlitz County Historical Museum was founded in 1949 and features both permanent and traveling exhibits that focus on local and Pacific Northwest history and culture.

Tel: 360.577.3119
Website


Lelooska Cultural Center

The museum at the Lelooska Cultural Center features Native American artifacts from many regions, along with the works of renowned wood sculptor Chief Lelooska. Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in the glimmering firelight of Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) ceremonial house.

Tel: 360.225.9522
Website


Seven Wonders Creation Museum

The 7 Wonders Creation Museum near Mt. St. Helens is the only museum in the area discussing the geological features formed by the eruptions of the 1980s. Canyons and rock layers at MSH are similar to those in other places, such as the Grand Canyon, that have been assumed by evolutionary scientists to have taken millions of years to form.

At MSH similar features only took hours, days, months or a few yrs. The catastrophic view of earth history that takes into account what Noah’s Flood would have done to change the earth is presented. The museum is a private, non-profit facility with a Board of Directors and is supported by book sales and donations. Admission is free. You may visit during the tourist season, when they are generally open Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm, and Sundays, 12-6pm. Just drop by when visiting Mt. St. Helens or schedule a group tour or guided hike within the Monument by calling (360-274-5737). Each group tour includes a power point presentation by Lloyd who also travels with his slide show. It is best to call before coming because occasionally they take a day off.

"Geologist Dr. Steven A. Austin of Institute for Creation Research is pictured here with an audience who came to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 7 Wonders Museum in fall of 2008. Austin is the main researcher of the geology of Mount St. Helens" - 7 Wonders museum.

Tel:  360.274.5737
Website


Woodland Historical Museum

417 Park Street - Woodland, WA 98674

Tel:  360.225.9888
Website

Native American Cultures & Traditions Live On in Cowlitz County

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

The legacy of an ancient people in southwest Washington is rich with descendants who manage a growing portfolio of health, education, scientific research, housing, transportation, development, elder care, conservation and legal issues. The Cowlitz Tribe is a growing force in community building in what are now Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and parts of Pierce, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, a vast territory occupied by numerous Cowlitz villages prior to non-Cowlitz exploration and seizure. Today, an elected Tribal Council is composed of professionals adept at managing multiple programs and projects.

Tribal members engage in a rich cultural practice of old Cowlitz life ways such the Smelt, Salmon and River Ceremonies. They join coastal tribes in Canoe Journeys on major waterways. They drum and sing at ceremonies throughout the year and as called upon for funerals, naming ceremonies, healings and celebration. The Cowlitz Pow-Wow is one of the largest in southern Washington. The Cowlitz Tribe is a significant employer and contributor to local economies. When the Federal Government recognized the tribe officially in 2000, the Tribe thought of it as belated acknowledgement of a cohesive culture spanning centuries. Without cover of Federal status, tribal members overcame tremendous obstacles during millennium changes, holding firm to their remembered past as one of the largest and richest tribes in what is now Washington State.

Tel:  360.577.8140
Website

Lelooska Cultural Center

The museum at the Lelooska Cultural Center features Native American artifacts from many regions, along with the works of renowned wood sculptor Chief Lelooska. Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they come to life in the glimmering firelight of Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) ceremonial house.

Tel:  360.225.9522
Website

Images courtesy of Lelooska Foundation - All Rights Reserved

OPR Coastal Primate Sanctuary - Longview, WA

OPR Coastal Primate Sanctuary, located on a secluded 28 acre sanctuary in beautiful Longview, Washington. Safely nestled among the fir trees and surrounded by nature, this truly is a place where the monkeys feel at home! OPR is a USDA licensed sanctuary. We are an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was first established on small acreage in Dallas Oregon in 1998.

Oregon Primate Rescue has adopted the name "OPR Coastal Primate Sanctuary" due to our new location and not wanting to appear geographically specific.

An unbelievably breath taking 28 acres surrounded by evergreens, filled with the sound of birds twilling in the distance, deer passing through the meadows each day, and the sound of trickling water steering its way through the frog filled ponds. This truly is heaven on earth for the monkeys! A secluded safe haven where they truly do feel at home!

Because OPR is a sanctuary, we are not open to the general public. We do offer private educational tours by appointment from April 1st through September 30th if weather permits. We are closed in the winter because monkeys do not like to go outdoors when it's cold & visitors would not be able to see them from the tour areas.

Our tour guides will escort you through the sanctuary grounds and introduce you to each one of our resident monkeys. You will hear the stories of how each monkey came to OPR, and learn about each individual’s unique personality. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about monkeys in general. And you will be amazed at the intelligence & social behavior of these very special creatures.

Tour groups are offered for a minimum of 4 individuals and a maximum of 20, and typically take 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Tel: 360.575.9231
Website

The Columbia Theatre
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. Website Map and Directions


Love Street Playhouse
Love Street Playhouse is a quaint venue located in the heart of Woodland at the base of the Lewis River Valley. Since 2007 it has earned the respect of local and surrounding communities for quality theatre. We have an intimate venue where everyone's close to the stage, with a convenient location and affordable ticket prices. We look forward to seeing you at our productions in this coming year.
Website Map and Directions


Kelso Theater Pub
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. Website Map and Directions


Stageworks Northwest Theatre

The Theatre strives to enlarge live theatre arts as a vital part of the local quality of life by stimulating interest in, appreciation for, and participation in the theatre arts

Website
Map and Directions


Rose Center for the Arts
The Rose Center for the Arts at the Lower Columbia College opened in June of 2008 and offers a full program of events. In addition to the theatre, the facility includes an art gallery on two levels and an art walk around the campus.
Website Map and Directions


MOVIE THEATER

Regal Cinemas 12 – RPX

341 Three Rivers Drive
Kelso, WA 98626

Tel: 844.462.7342
Website
Map and Directions

 


          
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