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Fort Borst Park
This 101-acre park includes the 1860s Borst Home, a one-room schoolhouse replica as well as the Fort Borst blockhouse. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children aged 5 to 12 years and $10 for families (Borst Home admission).
Head west on Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Turn left on Johnson Road, go past the middle school and swimming pool. Follow the signs to the Borst Home.
McMenamin’s Olympic Club remains one of Centralia’s most popular destinations — that’s not surprising since it comprises a restaurant and bar, a hotel and even a movie theater. If you go, be sure to pick up some locally brewed beer to go.
112 N. Tower Ave.
Built in 1858, the Claquato Church is thought to be the oldest Protestant church in the Pacific Northwest and it’s included on the National Register of Historic Places.
It’s located off state Route 6, west of Chehalis. 360-748-4551
Lewis and Clark Park
Lewis and Clark State Park, a popular camping destination, comprises 621 acres, including one of the last old-growth forests in the state.
Lewis County Historical Museum
599 N.W. Front Way, Chehalis
The Veterans Memorial Museum showcases the personal histories of veterans from Lewis County.
100 S.W. Veterans Way, Chehalis
Tenino Depot Museum
The museum, built in 1914 as a railroad depot, houses the history of Tenino, a town of 1,600. Visit the museum to see American Indian artifacts from the Nisqually and Chehalis tribes, logging and quarry tools or the printing press used to make wooden money during the great Depression.
399 Park Ave W. Tenino, WA 98589
The Vintage Antique Motorcycle Museum
This private collection includes original and fully restored pre-1916 Indians, Harley-Davidsons Excelsiors and other vehicles and bicycles. It’s a stunning testament to America’s love of horsepower. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays or by appointment. Admission is $5.
545 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, WA
White Pass Country Museum
Learn about the rich history of the East Lewis County and the eastern slope of the Cascades at the White Pass Country Historical Museum in Packwood. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children and it is open by appointment.
12990 U.S. Highway 12, Packwood
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