Tenino Area Attractions
There are many attractions in the area, so plan for the full experience when you visit. Here are just a few of the great things we have to offer in or near the City of Tenino!
Enjoy a picnic in the park under the covered shelter, or throw down a blanket. Hike our trails or ride your bike on our paths. A day at our city park is definitely a good time!
This Washington family vacation resort in Grand Mound is an indoor water park. Inside it’s always 84 degrees, and you’ll never get rained out! You'll love the huge water fort tree house and over 56,000 square feet of pools and slides.
You’ll find old-growth cedar and fir trees as well as 3,300 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake. You'll enjoy camping, boating, swimming, hiking, and fishing at Millersylvania.
This is a small, family-owned campground near our city. With cabins, camping, dock fishing, boat rentals, and lots of outdoor fun, you’ll love the time you spend at Offut Lake. Their 200-acre tranquil resort is open all four seasons of the year.
Enjoy the athletics fields, hike the nature trails above the quarry, or ride on the Yelm Tenino/Chehalis Western Trail right into the park and up to the doorstep of our clean and cool quarry pool.
Welcome to Tenino and its sandstone legacy of quarries and buildings. In 1888, a large deposit of sandstone was found near Tenino. By the 1910's, quarries were operated by the Tenino Stone Company and the Hercules Sandstone Company. These companies supplied Tenino sandstone for buildings throughout the west from San Francisco, California to Vancouver, B.C., and from Aberdeen, Washington to Missoula, Montana. Like so many cities in the west, Tenino's commercial district was destroyed by fires. The 1905 fire destroyed a block on the south side of Sussex Avenue, and the 1917 fire the other side of the street. In rebuilding and using Tenino's own sandstone, the town was left with a unique legacy of its sandstone quarries.
Lying in the lowlands of the Puget Sound Trough and surrounded by the Cascade Mountain Range to the east, the Willapa Hills to the southwest, and the Black Hills to the northwest, these 926 beautiful acres of land will astound you. Experience the wildlife as you enjoy fishing, hunting, and sightseeing.
Skookumchuck is a wildlife habitat for a wide variety of species of animals, especially birds, fish, and amphibians as well as forage and cover for deer and elk. Located 11 miles northeast of Centralia and downstream from the Skookumchuck Dam in Thurston County, the 960-acre property not only contains forest habitats but also grassland, wetland, farmland, meadow, and orchard habitats.
Vist our Train Depot Museum, which houses many local artifacts, including the original press used to make "wood money," logging tools, quarry tools, and railroad memorabilia.
Learn all about wolves and their ecosystem. Wolf Haven is a nationally recognized sanctuary for captive-born and displaced wolves. Please consider adopting a wolf to help provide the highest level of care for these great animals.