Come and Join Us! September 16 - October 31, 2023

 Special Attractions and Features Saturdays and Sundays. *Some weekday evenings.

Every weekend there are special attractions going on. Please note the closing times so you do not miss out. Main attractions are generally not open after 5pm although some are. Read on for details.
Some combination tickets include multiple attractions. There are also tickets sold individually that have limited capacity. These limited capacity tickets will likely be sold out in advance. Click the ticket tab to find out more about the activities and times availabtle. These activities are not ADA accessible for all due to ground conditions and steps to location, stairs and sand.

Spilt Ink Gallery - some weekdays and every weekend. presents Springing Spiders and Photo Ops Galore. Just across on the sidewalk from Courthouse Plaza. It's a Family Friendly Photo Ops and a Springing Spidery trail to the Penny Press. Throw and Ax, Play a Game and snag a spider ring! See if you can spot all the spiders as you are walking down S First Street. They are lurking on the street and on the walls. Follow them to a place of whimsical and mindful photo ops and claim your spider ring. Then get a pressed penny while you are at it in our fabulouse penny press machine. The best collectable for just .51

Columbia Theater and Special Showings: Plan to watch Twilight on the big screen throughout the month on special dates along with other Saga movies. October 13 thru 19 TAYLOR SWIFT ERAS TOUR  Friday and Saturday at 7:00 Sunday at 6:00.  Thursday the 19th at 7:00  Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2  will be fill in open movie times. October 20 thru 26 Taylor Swift Friday and Saturday at 7:00  Sunday at 6:00  Thursday at 7:00  Saturday D23 theatre rental of Halloweentown shows begin at 10:30 and 1:15. October 27 thu Nov 2 TAYLOR SWIFT ERAS TOUR on Friday, Saturday Sunday and Tuesday (Halloween.) Visit for all the special times and new announcements.

Sand Island Adventure Boat Ride, Big Foot Hunt and If The Trees Could Talk & More- Last ride departs dock at 4:10 and island at 4:30pm. Ride across the river on our cool new water shuttle to Sand Island. After disembarking walk the nature path and see the incredible face carvings by Carving Artist Extraordinary Wade Lapp. Follow the trail and you might meet a fairy or our resident Big Foot. Grab a selfie. Participate in our all ages scavenger hunt along the trails to find the faces in the trees, then treat yourself to a toasted marshmallow by the fire. Try your hand at our Ladder Challenge or other fun games. Explore the island in the middle of the mighty Columbia River. Depending on your family this activity can last an hour or 20 minutes or ?? Your family can decide.

Whispers on the Water - 10:30 - 4:30pm Last train 4:30pm leaves from the Riverfront at the East End of Cowlitz Street - Whispers by the Water. Check in with the driver and then take the train for a ride along the river and listen to a story and hear some fun jokes along the way. At the end you'll find our Mermaids Sculpture which has captured the hearts of young and old alike.

Haunted House - 10am(weekends) & 11(weekdays) - *9pm. Gaurantee open until 8pm Come and check out our new additions that are sure to have you screaming for more! This has scary things inside and may not be suitable for all ages.

The Mermaids, Magical Unicorns, Alpacas (2-4pm) & Dragons. 12:30 - 2:30pm Home to our resident Mermaid Una, our Alpacas (2 - 4pm) and now Magical Unicorns! You'll be mesmerized by these beautiful creatures. Sit on our dragon bench and dream of ancient times. Restricted appearances on some earlier weekends.

The Great Big Halloween Exhibit - 10am - 7pm Closed 5 - 6pm & weekdays under After Dark Tickets Halloween is now the one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. We think it is a great thing to honor tradition. Inside the Big Tent you'll find a mix of traditional halloween style decorations and also the BIG symbols of Halloween that have lasted for generations. All ages can enjoy a stroll through this new addition and get a bit of nostalgic feeling of what makes this holiday such a huge tradition for millions. Watch out cause you'll want to walk through more than once.

The Alien Interview and Museum of Peculiarities & Oddities Includes Blue Story Card. 11am - 3:30pm 
This new feature will be a "must see" for anyone who has questions for our resident alien. We've been able to connect with an alien who has agreed to answer questions in this audience-based attraction. The alien comes to us from a distant galaxy and will appear to us in a mind-blowing holodeck. Lucky audience members will be able to ask our alien direct questions and get the answers that they've been looking for. The alien experience begins with a chance to visit our tongue in cheek alien displays and listen to the various stories with your headsets after downloading our blue card app. This exclusive app is yours to keep. It also includes the stories from our exhibits in the Museum of Peculiarities and Oddities. This is a very limited attraction so get your tickets early. ADA Access is limited to those who can ride our chair lift. Pets are allowed if carried. And now...Ask A Famous Trek!

Family Fun, Spooky Shuttle Ride - A Killer deal for just $15 per person - Lunch Mini Excursion. 11:30am - 2:30pm last ride from uptown. Limited seats and times - get your tickets now! Come aboard the Spooky Shuttle and travel uptown. Get some very special candy at a few select locations and then grab a slice of Pizza (included) and consult the fortune ball while you enjoy each bite. You'll see some cool decorated store windows too. This is a great family friendly activity.

*After Dark: Board the train for a short ride to our Decorated Home Tour: Nightmare on 4th Street.(6-8:30pm) Visit the Haunted House (6-9pm) included and The Halloween Exhibit included -on the Riverfront(6 - 7pm).  First Come First Serve - Limited. Boards at 231 St. Helens Street. St.Helens, OR 97051 West of the Plaza. Train runs nonstop so come hop aboard and enjoy a little ride on our new Spirit of Halloweentown Train.  Take a little trip to some homes that are decorated in our city. Walk the street as you listen to audio of the homes you'll get to see. Board the train back.