Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometowns    
Pacific and Clatsop Counties are known throughout the region for their tourist attractions, but how long has it been since you visited these sites?  As a “local tourist,” the Hometown Tourism Day on Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day), might be just the ticket for you.
Several local sites are working together to offer free or reduced admissions or other special deals on these days to encourage their neighbors to come and see what they have to offer.  Here is a list of the special activities available for this ninth annual Hometown Tourism Day.
Ø  Northwest Carriage Museum – 314 Alder Street, Raymond, Washington - 50% off admission, 10:00-4:00
Ø  Willapa Seaport Museum – 310 Alder Street, Raymond, Washington – special opening with free admission for military veterans and active duty, refreshments, 12:00-4:00
Ø  Pacific County Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center - milepost 54, Hwy 101, South Bend, Washington - Free admission, 12:00-3:00
Ø  Willapa National Wildlife Refuge – milepost 24, Hwy 101, Washington (no dogs beyond the parking lots) - Free admission,10:30 guided walk: Art and Cutthroat Climb Trails; daylight hours
Ø  Cranberry Museum & Gift Shop – 2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach, Washington - Free admission, 10:00-5:00
Ø  World Kite Museum – 303 Sid Snyder Drive West, Long Beach, Washington - $1.00 off admission, 11:00-5:00
Ø  Long Beach Peninsula Visitor Bureau – 3914 Pacific Way (corner of Highways 101103), Seaview, Washington – Mention “Hometown Tourism” to receive a free bag filled with information about local sites, 9:00-5:00
Ø  Cape Disappointment State Park – Ilwaco, Washington - Free park admission, $5 admission to Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 10:00–5:00
Ø  Fort Columbia State Park – Chinook, Washington - Free admission to the grounds including trails, dawn to dusk
Ø  Knappton Cove Heritage Center, Historic U.S. Quarantine Station – 3 mi. E of Astoria Bridge, Hwy 401, Washington - Free admission to the Columbia River's "Ellis Island,” museum, Nature Path, 1:00-4:00
Ø  Bumble Bee Seafoods Hanthorn Cannery Museum at Pier 39, 100  39th Street, Astoria, Oregon - Free admission, 9:00-6:00   
Ø  Columbia River Maritime Museum – 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon - Free Quarter Deck magazine for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” military veterans admitted for free, 9:30-5:00
Ø  Astoria Underground Tours – downtown Astoria,,
Veterans Day special tour for $15 (25% discount) with on-line reservation, 5:30
Ø  Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop – 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria,  Oregon - Ranger programs and free admission 9:00-5:00,
Ø  Seaside Museum & Historical Society – 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside, Oregon – Free admission, 10:00-3:00
Ø  Seaside Aquarium – 200 N. Prom, Seaside, Oregon – Free admission with donation of two cans of food per person, 9:00-5:00
Ø  Seaside Inverted Experience – 111 Broadway #7, Seaside, Oregon –, $2 off regular admission, 11:00-2:00
Ø  Cannon Beach History Center – 1387 S. Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon – Free admission, delicious beverages, 11:00-4:00
Ø  Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area – 79878 Hwy 202, Jewell, Oregon – Free wildlife viewing with valid Wildlife Area Parking Permit, all day