Are you looking for fun things to do with your kids? Being a kid in Oregon is a great thing! We get to know a lot of kids as experienced pediatricians in Eugene, Oregon, and we're always on the look-out for GREAT things to do, and all within a half-day drive! Check out our growing list of ideas, and get going!
Some of these activities are in Eugene-Springfield, and some are in the greater Oregon area.
Sea Lion Caves Visit siteSea Lion Caves is nature's home for wild sea lions and a variety of sea birds, located 11 miles North of Florence on the Oregon Coast.
Sisters, Oregon Visit siteTwo hours' drive from Eugene-Springfield, Sisters, Oregon is a fantastic place to visit for kids and families. Filled with fun shops and museums in a high desert and wild west setting, Sisters is sure to hold your kids' interest. Be sure to take them out to lunch at Bronco Billy's, an original Old West saloon, and bring the camera to take pictures of the kids in the Sisters "jail"!
Splash! Indoor Water Park Visit site
Come to Splash! for a romp in the waves, a slip down the slide, a dunk at the water basketball hoop and more. Enjoy water exercise, splashing in the kiddie pool and relaxing in the adult spa. Convenient family changing rooms, concessions and a sundeck make for an outing sure to please the whole family
Visit Oregon's State Capitol in Salem Visit site
Just one hour north of Eugene-Springfield, Oregon's State Capitol Building in Salem brings history alive for children. Make a day trip of visiting the Capitol, and A.C. Gilbert's Children's Museum in Salem!
West Coast Game Park Visit site
Experience West Coast Game Park, the original walk thru Safari, where visitors meet, pet, film, and walk among hundreds of FREE roaming wildlife. The park was established in 1968.
Pet a cub, a pup or kit, enjoy and meet the many and varied species of youngsters presented by park attendants for an extra special, visitor interaction with nature's wildlife.
Wildlife Safari Visit site
Wildlife Safari is a fun-filled family destination where you can view over 500 animals in their natural habitat, roaming freely as they do in the wild! Visitors to the park drive through a 4.5 mile trek to see animals from Africa, Asia and the America's. This unique setting offers many opportunities to get up close and personal with animals large and small.
Safari Village is home to unique animals, a petting zoo, beautiful gardens, the Casbah Gift Shop, Safari Village Cafe' and White Rhino Event Center.