Great Wolf Lodge
The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, which opened in March 2008, offers more than the average hotel stay. The lodge features an enormous indoor water park, various restaurants, an arcade, a gym and much more for toddlers, teens or the entire family.
Where: 20500 Old Highway 99 SW, Grand Mound
Those looking to cool off in the water or get a workout in can find the opportunity at different swimming pools around Lewis and south Thurston counties. Outdoor pools open in the summertime and Thorbeckes FitLife Aquatic Center in Centralia offers swimming indoors year round.
Gail and Carolyn Shaw Aquatic Center
The newest addition to the local parks and recreation offerings, the Gail and Carolyn Shaw Aquatic Center offers a pool, kiddie spray park and more. The aquatic center is notable in that the community and Chehalis Foundation partnered to raise the funds for its construction. Opening date for 2015 is June 12.
Where: 410 SW Parkland Dr., Chehalis
Tenino Quarry Pool
Probably the most unique pool for miles around, the Tenino Quarry Pool is aptly named because it sits in what was once a sandstone quarry. Cost is $1.50 for people within the Tenino School District and $3.50 for all others.
Where: 319 Park Ave. W., Tenino
Hours: Opens Fourth of July, Wednesday through Sunday noon to 7 p.m.
Thorbeckes FitLife Aquatic Center
Centralia’s only indoor pool is open to anyone year-round. The aquatic center is part of Thorbeckes, a gym with two locations in the Twin Cities.
Where: 2020 Borst Ave. #2, Centralia
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday Noon – 5 p.m. Open year round.
From birthday parties to league events, Lewis County has bowling available for everyone looking for a night on the lanes.
Fairway Lanes boasts 18 lanes of bowling open for the whole family. Events held at the alley range from leagues to Rock N Bowl and its locally famous Monte Carlo bowling Saturday nights from 7-9:30 p.m. Call ahead for lane reservations.
Where: 1501 S. Gold St., Centralia
Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Summer Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Victory Lanes in Morton is the bowling venue for East Lewis County, containing a 12-lane bowling alley that also offers an arcade, go-karts and mini golf.
Where: 834 Westlake Ave., Morton
Where: 2100 N. National Ave., Chehalis
Shankz Blacklight Miniature Golf
Shankz Blacklight Miniature Golf has enjoyed success in the Yard Birds Mall, having moved from Olympia. The facility offers a unique 18-hole indoor course in addition to snacks, a theater and an arcade. The business specializes in hosting parties for special events such as birthdays.
Hours: Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Northwest Sports Hub
The Northwest Sports Hub, comprised of a 76,500-foot indoor sports center and multiple baseball and softball fields, offers a variety of sports league and recreational opportunities for youth to adults.
Opened in Centralia’s Fort Borst Park in 2014, the indoor portion of the complex offers flag football, basketball, softball and more.
Where: 701 Pioneer Way, Centralia
Hours: Vary by event, call for details