Come experience some fun outdoor activities and attractions including the Oregon Zoo and the Japanese gardens.
Washington Park in Portland, Oregon is one of the best spots for tourist attractions in the Northwest. There is an archery range, playground, arboretum, rose garden, zoo, children’s museum, tennis courts, Japanese garden, and a world forestry center located right in the heart of Portland. Don’t miss out on the Oregon Zoo. This is the #1 paid attraction in the state and has plenty of animals for guests to see up close.
The world forestry center has interactive exhibits that teach more about the role and importance of trees in our world. This paid attraction is a great place for children and adults to attend. If you want to take a hike to see over 2,000 tree species, head up to the Hoyt Arboretum which has a visitor center and 12 miles of trails to explore. This is a free activity that lets you enjoy the nature around you. There are plenty of picnic tables available too. If you have a larger group, you can reserve multiple picnic tables through their website. Another free attraction is the statues and memorials located around the park. You can find a Sacajawea memorial as well as many others as you walk around. There is plenty of open space to play outdoor games at this park as well. Washington Park is a family-friendly place that welcomes everyone wanting to visit.