Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometowns - Many locations offering free or discounted admission on Veteran's Day. Locals may find extra perks, but all are welcome to Hometown Tourism Day.
Pacific and Clatsop Counties are known for their tourist attractions, but how long has it been since you visited these sites? As a “local tourist,” the Hometown Tourism Day on Saturday, November 11 (Veterans Day), might be just the ticket for you. Several local sites are working together to offer free admissions or other special deals on this day to encourage their neighbors to come and see what they have to offer.
Here is a list of the special activities available for this tenth Hometown Tourism Day. Encourage your staff to come out and explore #hometowntourism at the following sites:
Willapa Seaport Museum – 310 Alder Street, Raymond, WA – Free admission and souvenir, 12-4 p.m.
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge – milepost 24, Hwy 101 and Leadbetter Point, WA - Free, Art Trail and hiking trails (no dogs), sunrise to sunset
Appelo Archives Center - 1056 SR4, Naselle, WA - Free admission, souvenir, coffee & cardamom bread, local veterans’ memorabilia exhibit, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Knappton Cove Heritage Center - 3 mi E of Astoria Bridge, WA - Free admission, refreshments, 1-4 p.m.
Cranberry Museum & Gift Shop – 2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach, WA - Free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
World Kite Museum – 303 W Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, WA - Free admission, -10% in shop w/ local ID, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fort Columbia State Park – Chinook, WA – free admission to the grounds including trails, dawn to dusk
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum – 115 SE Lake St., Ilwaco, WA – Free admission, “Chinuk Ntsayka!” exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cape Disappointment State Park – Ilwaco, WA – free park entrance, $5 for Interpretive Center, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Columbia River Maritime Museum – 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR – Free admission with local ID, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Astoria Column – Astoria, OR – Free parking all day, 10% discount in gift shop with local ID, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop – Warrenton – Free admission & ranger programs, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fort Stevens State Park – Warrenton, OR – Free day use during posted hours including museum and trails
Seaside Aquarium – 200 N. Prom, Seaside, OR – Free admission w/donation of 2 cans of food/person, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Seaside Museum & Historical Society – 570 Necanicum Dr., Seaside, OR – Free admission, refreshments, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cannon Beach History Center – 1387 S. Spruce St., Cannon Beach, OR – Free admission, delicious beverages, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.