If I was to walk Downtown Klamath Falls and ask the first 10 people I saw; “What are some fun things to do in Klamath Falls?”
Well, I would receive two very different answers. Answers from the locals that have been living here for several years and answers from the newbies (newly relocated to the area in the past 3 years).
The locals might mention the recreational activities or the day trips to Crater Lake or Lake of the Woods. Or maybe they would mention some of the best restaurants or dive bars to check out. Whereas, the newbies might mention the hip new coffee shops or a mountain bike trail with an amazing view.
But, we wanted to dive deeper into this idea. So we started to think…
So, what if you don’t do those things?
And even more, what if you don’t do those things and you have young kids? Those are two very necessary questions that we will answer for you today as we discuss fun things to do in Klamath Falls as a parent with young children
FUN THINGS TO DO IN KLAMATH FALLS FOR PARENTS WITH THE KIDS
Who doesn’t love an indoor bounce house play center for our kids? Beat the heat or get the kids’ energy out in Jump N Jax located In Downtown Klamath Falls. This play place has inflatable fun for the whole family even offering discounted after school specials for children from 3pm until close. Children under one and non bouncing adults are free. Jump N Jax is another wonderful place to host a child’s birthday party. While they have different party packages, we loved the “kinect side” package. This party playroom is geared toward “tweens.” It comes with jousting poles and bouncy bungee run, a virtual playground with xbox kinect and your choice of games. Did we mention you can also bounce around and listen to your own customized playlist? I give this place two thumbs up ! Please visit their website for more details on operational hours and specials.
The newly renovated Children’s Museum Of Klamath Falls is a must! This non profit organization was established in 1998 and continues to be one of the best values in town. My kids are always busy exploring new toys and playing with all of the fun educational exhibits . They stayed busy for hours, which makes this a win-win for parents and for kiddos. If you are intown for a few days you can purchase a pass for each person in your party for $5. If you are a community member in Klamath Falls, you have the option of a membership package which differ in price based on your needs.
This is truly a community led museum, volunteers and donors have helped keep this place updated and fun! Please see their website for details.
We bring the kids to Wiard park when we need something for everyone in the family. There are multiple basketball courts, a playground for different age levels, swings, a picnic area and of course, the splash pad. Until this year, Wiard Park was the only park In Klamath Falls to have splash pad, and an amazing one at that. We especially like the buckets fill with water while you wait with anticipation for them to dump all over you! We pack a big lunch and eat under the shady trees here, Wiard park has an abundance of shade. Just make sure to bring an extra pair of clothes when you visit Wiard Park, the splash pad never goes unnoticed.
Does the word Arcade bring you back to your childhood? Stacks of Quarters and the nostalgic sounds of video games? This Classic arcade in Klamath Falls is just the experience you need. If you and the kids have a shared love for pacman come to The Game Works Arcade. Parents rave about the value of a dollar here and locals love to bring their kids in for birthday parties. Current Business hours only fall on Friday,Saturday and Sunday so plan accordingly.
If you would love to explore Klamath County outside of the hustle and bustle of South 6th street, we implore you to go on a scenic drive to the Klamath Fish Hatchery. This hatchery produces about 3 million fish every year and provides rainbow,cutthroat,brook and brown trout into Klamath and Lake counties. If you are in the mood to explore this hatchery, the best time to visit is from May to October. Fish eggs and Fry are incubated from October until July. We planned ahead by bringing quarters for fish food, which was our kids favorite part. Every time a piece of food touched the water the fish would compete for their next meal. Lots of splashing and lots of laughs. There are restrooms, a picnic seating area, lots of shade and short trails for the adventurer in each family. They have plenty of information on their website, if you are interested in visiting.
Our next article will feature fun things to do in Klamath Falls for parents when you’re not with the kids, because parents need “fun-time” too! Here’s a sneak peak below.
FUN THINGS TO DO WITHOUT THE KIDS
- Sip Wine & Paint at Wild Pigments Studio
- Sample Beer at Klamath Basin Brewing Company
- Watch a Movie at Pelican Cinemas
- Catch a Concert at Ross Ragland Theater
- Watch a Play at Linkville Playhouse
As always, if you have a fun experience at a Klamath Falls business, please let us know in the comments for future articles. And while you’re out and about, stop by Coldwell Banker Holman Premier Realty to say hello, check out our latest listings or get your home evaluated to list.