Top 5 Family-Friendly Experiences in Monroe

Seattle often gets top billing as a Washington destination, but it’s far from the only place for family fun in the state. Just 30 miles east of Seattle, Monroe has plenty to offer for visitors and residents alike. Get to know Monroe by checking out these top five family-friendly experiences.

Reptile Zoo

Just one mile outside of Monroe on Highway 2 you’ll find The Reptile Zoo. For as little as $8 per adult and $6.50 per child, you can spend the day as a family getting a closer look at snakes, tortoises, and a variety of other reptiles. Here you’ll also find spiders, insects, and other creepy crawlies to explore. If this sounds like it’s right up your kid’s alley, plan a birthday party at The Reptile Zoo and have a celebration in the party room.

Eastside Paintball Park

On Highbridge Road in Monroe, you’ll find a 20-acre wooded area that’s ideal for paintball wars. The Eastside Paintball Park offers great package deals for groups of 10 people, and the park supplies you with everything you need, including paintballs, guns, masks, and more. All you have to do is get a group of your family or friends together and make a reservation.

Evergreen Speedway

If you’re in the mood to watch cars race around the track, head over to Evergreen Speedway on 179th Ave SE. Here you can attend a variety of car races ranging from drag racing to NASCAR events. Since Evergreen Speedway hosts so many events, be sure to check the event calendar for updated times and a schedule of races. If you take the family to the speedway, you can even sit in the alcohol-free family section.

Tall Firs Disc Golf Course

Although you won’t see many people taking their children out for a day on a traditional golf course, frisbee golf is something the whole family can enjoy. Tall Firs Disc Golf Course located on 148th Street SE in Monroe, and it boasts the area’s best frisbee golf course. For only $5 per person, your group can work up a sweat throwing the frisbee around in the grassy areas, through the trees, and over ponds. Visit the clubhouse to learn more about tournaments and larger events.

Western Heritage Center

If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to learn more about local history, check out the Western Heritage Center on 179 Avenue SE. Here you’ll find old farming equipment, mining tools, and numerous other historic artifacts. Little ones will love being able to touch and explore, while older kids will be fascinated by the center’s history. If you’re on a budget, you’ll appreciate that the Western Heritage Center offers free admission.

As you can see, there are plenty of great places to explore and fun things to do with the family outside of Seattle. Expand your horizons and explore the city of Monroe and all of its family-friendly experiences. Whether you opt for a day learning about history or a day out on the disc golf course, your family will thank you for the fun and entertainment.

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