Speeding Down the State's Longest Water Slide in Salem, Oregon
Years of fundraising, grant-writing, and development culminated in the Salem Kroc Center's 2009 grand opening. When you walk into the nearly $40-million-dollar building, you can tell it was worth the wait. You'll spend your day laughing as you attempt the 35-foot climbing wall, squealing as you whiz down the 167-foot-long water slide, and burning up calories while playing in the gym. After a full day of activity, you can wind down your evening with a cup of coffee in front of the fireplace. What's open varies, so make sure you check the schedules before your visit.