The Kelso Longview area offers ample opportunity to enjoy both indoor and outdoor recreation, as evidenced by the following sampling of those activities.
Timeless treasures await discovery at local antique shops.
Launch your boat for a day of excitement in any one of the area�s large bodies of water.
There are several bowling alleys for those who prefer this relaxing indoor sport.
Cowlitz County offers a variety of interesting campsites within minutes of the Kelso Longview area.
COWLITZ COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Visit the log cabin built in 1884 which was inhabited by a Toutle River Valley Settler. Also displayed are Native American artifacts, quilts, loggin equipment and much more.
Sport fishing is relished by many. A boat launch is provided on both the Cowlitz and Columbia Rivers for your fishing convenience. Every year during the months of January and February, smelt can be dipped from the Cowlitz River.
Local artists display their talents at a variety of art galleries.
Two 18-hole public courses and two driving ranges in the Kelso Longview area and a number of courses within a short drive of the area provide ample opportunity for golfers. Due to the moderate climate, the area is ideal for year-round golfing.
There are 17 building in Longview that are listed on the National Register of Historical Places and/or the Longview Register.
Our Park and Recreation Department maintains over 400 acres of public parks at 21 locations. This includes 21 softball, baseball and soccer sites featuring playground equipment for children.
In the center of Longview, is the perfect opportunity for walking, jogging or biking. This beautiful, peaceful setting is the ideal sport to take a picnic lunch and let the kdis play on one of the playgrounds provided or feed the ducks that dwell there.
PORT OF LONGVIEW
The Port of Longview is an international deep-water port on the Columbia River with full service marine terminals. Ocean-going vessels load and unload cargo year-round. To schedule a dockside driving tour, please call the Port at 360.425.3305.
ROLLER SKATING & ROLLER BLADING
Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of indoor roller skating. Or, try outdoor skateboarding or rollerblading at Cloney Park.
Longview offers a variety of shopping experiences from unique specialty stores to mall and shopping centers.
In addition to the many indoor facilities available, the local rivers and lakes provide additional refreshment.
TENNIS & RACQUET BALL
Mint Valley Racquet Complex has four indoor tennis courts in addition to the numberous outdoor facilities located in various parks throughout the community.
Enjoy the latest movie at one of the several local theaters which include a multi-cinema theater. Or you may wish to attend a live production at one of the many venues that host a variety of productions.
WATER SKIING & WIND SURFING
The Columbia River provides plenty of wind and water for summer aquatic enthusiasts.