Local Activities and Businesses

Here are some of the great features of our local area.

Aunt Kate’s Chocolates

Located in downtown Tenino, Aunt Kate’s Chocolates offers an amazing selection of confections, deserts and teas.

The Iron Works, Gifts, Home & Garden Decor

IronWorksIron Works is a great shopping destination located in downtown Tenino just 15 minutes from Yelm, Centralia, and Olympia. Not only will you find home and garden decor, they also offer a wide variety of new and old including jewelry, hair and fashion accessories, bath and body products, Mary Francis purses and scarves, and yes – so much more.

Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm

This small, family owned farm has been in business since 1976 and they work year around to bring you the highest quality fruits and vegetables.  Their products are all homemade from natural ingredients — just like your grandmother used to make!

Monarch Contemporary Art Center

Monarch Art Center displays contemporary outdoor sculptures throughout it’s acres of gardens and is open from dawn to dusk year round. On the grounds you will find the works of over 140 talented regional, national and international artists.

The Sandstone Cafe

Traditional family restaurant open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. Featuring daily specials, and monthly weekend specialty items. Open the first Friday of each month for Dinner at 4:00 Join us for Prime Rib!

Scatter Creek Winery


Scatter Creek Winery is a family owned and operated winery that has been serving Washington communities since March of 2005 when our Wine Master perfected the blends using grapes from Eastern Washington.


Tenino Antique Mall

One of the best collection of antique dealers in the south county. You can spend hours poking around looking at their fine collections. Plus they are right across the street from the Sandstone Cafe!

Thurston County Trails

There are miles of paved public trails here in Thurston County that are perfect for walking, bicycling and rollerblading. There are access points to these trails just a few miles from the park, the nearest one is on Waldrick Rd, just past Steadman Rd.

Wolf Haven International

WH_Logo_BlackOutline-300x300Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary that has rescued and provided a lifetime home for 200 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982. Guided 50-minute walking visits offer guests a rare, close-up view of wolves. To schedule a 50-minute guided visit, call 360.264.4695 x220 or click on the “Schedule Your Sanctuary Visit” button at wolfhaven.org. Guests can also follow a walking trail through beautiful native Mima Mound prairie and enjoy native flowers and birds.