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1380 Atlantic Avenue
Woodland, WA 98674
Phone: (360) 225-1000
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Located next to the Fire Department, Woodland City Hall is an important government edifice in the city. It is the seat of the city council whose office is on the second floor. The mayor's office is in the annex of the building. All the city administration work is done here.
The Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens are botanical gardens in Woodland, Washington. The brilliant displays of lilacs of different shades of red, pink, white and violet at the gardens will leave you absolutely delighted. The gardens were created by Hulda Klager who developed new varieties of lilacs by hybridizing them and today, one can find over 90 species of lilacs at the garden premises. Visitors can also buy beautiful potted lilac plants on Lilac Days. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Founded by Dutch couple Benno and Klazina Dobbe who migrated to the United States in 1980, Holland America Bulb Farms is one of the esteemed farms of the nation. Renowned for their imported tulips, irises, lilies and daffodils, the farm also has a gift and flower shop in its premises. From gardening paraphernalia to Dutch souvenirs and beautiful bulbs, you can shop for these at the store. It is also the home of the annual Woodland Tulip Festival where you can walk through the aisles of these wonderful blooms in the field.
Located along a 100 foot stretch of sandy beach on Oregon's Sauvie Island, Sunken Village Archaeological Site is an undisclosed site housing a remarkable anthropological area. A Chinook village was situated along the sandy banks of this small island, estimated to date back 700 years. While the site is one of the best-preserved Native American heritage areas in the state, it is still under threat of vandalism and looting.
A vineyard that was born out of a deep appreciation for the wine-making process, Rusty Grape Vineyards is a family-run operation, located on the outskirts of Battle Ground. Nestled among the hills that border the town of Battle Ground, Rusty Grape Vineyard produces and sells delectable Washington wines, with a variety that is quite extensive, and includes Washington Blackberry Wine, Washington Merlot, and the Rusty Grape Vineyard Pinot Gris. A friendly and casual atmosphere welcomes ardent wine connoisseurs and curious amateurs, with the owners eager to share their knowledge with any visitor. See the website for more information.
Housing the largest captive population of captive giant sloths, Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center is the only of its kind. Functioning primariliy as a conservation facility, this place is home to several unusual animal species like anteaters and lemurs among others. The staff encourages you to give up your inhibitions and actually interact with all its animals, up close and personal. The center is also known for practising sloth breeding and indulging in special veterenarian care of their animal populations. Located in Rainier, this center has dedicated itself to the betterment of these rare animal species.
Just outside the city, this 12,000-acre sanctuary offers an example of the diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Operated by the Fish and Wildlife Department, the island has pathways that are ideal for bicycling. There are more than 250 species of birds in the wetland area. If you are here in the spring, you can even pick your own berries. Do not be afraid to eat a few, there are plenty for you and the birds, too.
The First Christian Church is a monumental church in Longview. The church structure follows the Gothic Revival style of architecture. It holds educational sessions on Sundays at 9:45a for all ages. Worshippers are invited at 11:00a on Sundays for prayer services. Established in 1928, the congregation offers Bible Study sessions as well. Also, it organizes varied activities to reach out to the people of the community.
At the northern-most tip of North Portland, at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, lies this 96-acre park dotted with picnic areas and marked by a looping 40-mile trail. A large natural-sand beach and an isolated location attract many people to Kelley Point Park. It is ideal place to take in Portland's natural skyline, dominated by Mount St. Helens and Mt. Hood, while basking in the summer sun.
On Sauvie Island, you will find Howell Territorial Park, a post that was an integral part of river trading, settlement and farming in the Portland area. Built in 1858, the house is still there and can be toured. Inside, you will get an idea of what life was like along the mighty rivers of the Pacific Northwest. The house is open weekends from the first Saturday in June until the first Sunday in September. An agricultural museum is nearby and open during the same hours.
This museum is home to the Vancouver Visitors Center, Vancouver National Historic Reserve and Center for Columbia River History. Built in 1879, the house is named after Oliver Otis Howard, who first headed the Freedman's Bureau, which assisted former slaves after the Civil War. Situated on Officers Row, this house is one of 21 historic homes that line this street. Other houses open to the public are the Marshall and Grant houses. Admission is free.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has 2 units and is located at in the states of Washington and Oregon. The main unit of the site, containing Fort Vancouver was originally an important 19th century fur trading outpost whereas the other unit, The McLoughlin House unit consists of the homes of McLoughlin and of Dr. Forbes Barclay who was an explorer and associate of McLoughlin's. The units got added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.