Is your teen bored with doing the same old thing every weekend? Are you tired of hearing, “I’m bored!” every five minutes? Never fear! LewisTalk to the rescue. Here are ten fun things for teens to do in Lewis County.Morton Hospital

Midway Cinema is Lewis County’s go-to movie theatre. Find the newest movies playing without having to drive far to see them. Midway Cinema has tons of snack options, stadium seating and an extreme arcade. On Tuesdays, see a movie for just $5. Avoid the crowds and rent out the theatre for you and your friends. Gift certificates are available.

Midway Cinema
181 N.E. Hampe Way, Chehalis
360-740-9600

Shankz Black Light Mini Golf
Have a blast saving the world from extinction in the Shankz escape room. Photo courtesy: Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf

With an abundance of cool activities, Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf is a fun teen hangout. Feeling competitive? Challenge your friends to one of the classic arcade games or a round of blacklight miniature golf. For added fun, don’t miss Shankz new escape rooms. In the holiday escape room, help little Cindy save the holidays by stopping evil Eddy from destroying the family reunion. In the dinosaur research facility escape room, save humans from extinction in just 60 minutes. Shankz suggests groups of six to eight people to truly enjoy this experience.

Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf
2100 N. National Ave. Chehalis
360-880-1842

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Bowling at Fairlanes is a great group activity for teens. Photo credit: Krysta Carper

Fairway Lanes Bowling is a fan favorite. Have a rocking good time at Rock N Bowl. What is Rock N Bowl? It’s a black light dance party but with bowling balls on the weekends. Tusko’s Café is just inside the door and has everyone’s favorite bowling alley food and drinks. Host a party with private lanes for rent. Teens who love music, yummy french fries and bowling will enjoy time at Fairway Lanes.

Fairway Lanes Bowling
1501 S. Gold St., Centralia
360-736-4100

Chehalis Thousand Trails is a 300-acre campground with a variety of fun things to do for teens. With recently renovated lodges, the amenities include swimming pools, mini-golf, pickleball, water slides, horseshoe pits and pool tables. You do not have to be a member to enjoy Thousand Trails. Anyone can rent a campsite and day passes are available for purchase at a reasonable price.

Thousand Trails
2228 Centralia Alpha Rd., Chehalis
877-570-2267

Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge is fun for all ages. Photo credit: Krysta Carper

Just north, Great Wolf Lodge makes the list of places any teen would love to hang out. Now purchase day passes making it convenient and more affordable. Howler’s Peak Rope Course is perfect for adventuress teens. There are so many options of fun to choose from, it’s overwhelming. Enjoy the Northern Lights Arcade, Elements Spa, Iron Horse Fitness Center and plenty of teen-friendly restaurants.

Great Wolf Lodge
20500 Old Highway 99 S.W., Grand Mound
360-273-7718

With various locations throughout the county, Timberland Regional Library offers teen inspired nights. The Centralia location has a teen take overnight. Teens take over the library to play games in the dark.  They also offer an LGBTQ teen book club where they discuss awesome books and have refreshments.

Timberland Library
110 S. Silver St. Centralia
360-736-0183

Teens love spending time at Quesadilla Factory featuring an arcade including all the old school favorites. Find table hockey and Xbox consoles on big screens for gamers. While teens are gaming their hearts out, don’t miss the amazing food. Quesadilla Factory has a huge variety of quesadillas. If you can dream it up, they can make it. Book a private party or just walk in to order some good food and spend hours playing fun games.

Quesadilla Factory
1744 S. Gold St. Centralia
360-623-1073

For active teens, Thorbeckes is perfect for fun.  Do they love to play basketball? Swim? Have they always wanted to climb a rock wall? Thorbeckes has all of that and more. With a swimming pool, game room, basketball/racquetball/wallyball courts, Tae kwon do, gymnastics and cheer classes there is something for everyone. Did you know they even have super fun laser tag? Every Friday night find a dive-in movie where teens can swim and watch a movie.  In spring and summer, Thorbeckes also has put-put golf available.

Thorbeckes
2020 Borst Ave. Centralia
360-736-1683

Near Tenino, explore Offut Lake Resort. At this campground, find boat rentals for fun fishing opportunities. They offer cabins, RV and tent camping, a lakefront restaurant, dock fishing and lots more outdoor fun.  Offut Lake has fishing derbies and local musicians that perform in the summer. Fishing is open all year long. Fishing licenses are available at the campground store.

Offut Lake Resort
4005 120th Ave S.E. Tenino
360-264-2438

Treehouse Island Ziplining
Teens love ziplining in the 500 acres at Treehouse Island. Photo courtesy: Treehouse Island Ziplining Adventures

Treehouse Island Zipline Adventures has 50 acres for ziplining fun. The zipline tour takes about two to three and a half hours. Have Treehouse Island facilitate your adventure or plan it yourself. Finish your day by having a picnic in their picnic table area or enjoy some smores at the fire pits.

Treehouse Island
120 Lake Rd. Silver Lake
360-274-2425

Keeping teenagers busy and occupied is easy with so many great businesses in and around Lewis County offering fantastic options. Try something new or visit an old favorite with one of these ten fun activities for teens to do.

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