Aberdeen WA Activities: Fun, historical, dramatic, and extreme attractions and activities in the town of Aberdeen WA!
Here are the details, photos, and links to essential info.
Westport Winery Garden Resort
Address: 1 S Arbor Rd, Aberdeen, WA 98520-9519
A destination in itself, fine dining, award-winning winery, and gardens....
Karen LOVED her visit to the Westport Winery. It was winter at the time, and although the gardens were at rest for the winter, the dining and the wines were well worth returning for.
Per TripAdvisor: "In 2017 the Westport Winery Garden Resort was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine. In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015."
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport
Phone, Email: 1-800-200-5239; firstname.lastname@example.org
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is the non-profit organization that operates the Lady Washington, a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that was the first American vessel to visit the West Coast. Aberdeen is its home port; however, it visits ports up and down the West Coast.
Where is Lady Washington today? Check the website for the current location of the Lady Washington as she may or may not be moored in the harbor. If the boat is in the harbor, you can take an outing on it into the harbor, possibly with mock cannon battles with the Hawaiian Chieftain, a second full-scale schooner.
Covid-19: Grays Harbor Historical Seaport offices are temporarily closed due to Washington state Covid closures. However, the Lady Washington is still giving tours at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Landing on Saturdays and Sundays. Tours are free; register at the website above.
Aberdeen Museum of History
Address: 111 E. 3rd St., Aberdeen, WA 98520
Hours (new): Every Thurs-Fri 1-4 pm; plus every first Friday, 5-8 pm
TripAdvisor: Tripadvisor Reviews of Aberdeen Museum of History in Aberdeen WA
For the history buff - several Aberdeen WA activities focused on the past. Housed in the historic Aberdeen Armory Building, this charming museum contains exhibits of local history and events. Do your own research at their research facility, leaf through rare books, historical photographs and more.
Also, ask about the Kurt
Cobain Walking Tour. The museum is free, although donations are accepted and
Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park
Located at the Young Street Bridge at the end of E. 2nd St., Aberdeen, WA 98520.
Aberdeen, hometown of Kurt Cobain, has set aside a tiny memorial park near the Young Street Bridge over the Wishkah River. A large guitar sculpture and plaques on the premises commemorate Kurt Cobain.
A bit of history: Kurt Cobain's Aberdeen
If Nirvana is your thing, then "come as you are" and pay your respects. Just note that there is no dedicated parking; find a side street on which to leave the car (Stanton Street, 2nd Street), and walk to the park.
Aberdeen Waterfront Walkway and Morrison Riverfront Park
For Aberdeen WA activities that involve walking, here is a 1.56 mile (2.51 km) walkway along the north shore of the Chehalis River east of the Wishkah River Bridge. At the halfway point (roughly) is the Morrison Riverfront Park, a grassy area with picnic tables and playground equipment. Bring your lunch, stroll along the waterfront, and enjoy the country vibe.
The west trailhead is located at the intersection of South Kansas Street and East Heron Streets. It heads off to the east behind the Best Western Plus Aberdeen Hotel, which backs up to the Wishkah River.
The east trailhead is located at the point where Sargent Blvd turns into Junction City Road, not far from Hwy 12.
There are parking areas at both ends of the walkway, and parking at Morrison Riverfront Park.
Explore the Chehalis River Surge Plain Natural Area Preserve
Another of several Aberdeen WA activities is provided by the Chehalis River. It snakes in multiple slithering tributaries across a surge plain that is up to two miles (3.2 km) wide at the widest area. None of that is actually visible from the ground; however, at Preacher’s Slough Road, you will find the trailhead for two easy walking trails:
This is an opportunity for a rain forest stroll along a wide river, and a picnic lunch if you bring one.
Getting there: From Highway 101 South in Aberdeen, cross the Chehalis River and take Blue Slough Road to Highway 107. Take Highway 107 to Preacher’s Slough Road, and turn north (left). Find the parking area and trailhead for both trails here. (There is also an access point for Preacher’s Slough Trail at its far end if you prefer. Look for signs for a Blue Slough boat ramp and small gravel parking area.)
Extreme Fun Center (Aberdeen WA)
Located in: Shoppes at Riverside
Address: 901 S Boone St, Aberdeen, WA 98520
Hours: Fri - Sun 11 am - 7 pm, closed Mon-Thur
What a blast for kids of all ages!
Fishing in Aberdeen WA: See our Hoquiam WA page for tips on good fishing spots and for professional fishing guide services in the Aberdeen-Hoquiam-Montesano area.
Our Hoquiam WA Attractions page lists quite a few more activities that are right next door.
Enjoy your visit to Aberdeen and Hoquiam WA!
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