Bellingham Local Attractions

Is the Pacific Northwest weather keeping you inside? Bellingham has plenty of attractions to keep you warm, dry, and entertained. You can visit the Whatcom Museum of History & Art, shop ’til you drop at Bellis Fair Mall, get some exercise at the Sportsplex or the Aquatic Center, take a walk through the Farmers Market, enjoy a theatrical play at the Mount Baker Theatre, and much more.

Arne Hanna Aquatic Center
1114 Potter St
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-647-7665

The aquatic center in Bellingham is home to four swimming pools that each have their own creative aspects. One is an instructional pool complete with water slide; one is an eight-lane lap pool; one is a dive tank with a springboard; and one is a hydrotherapy pool.

Bellingham Farmers Market
1100 Railroad Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-647-2060

The Bellingham Farmers Market is an open-air gathering of culture, community, art, food, and love. The market takes place downtown on Saturdays all-year long, and on Wednesdays in Fairhaven during the summer months. The Bellingham Farmers Market is one of the most celebrated markets in the state of Washington.

Bellis Fair Mall
1 Bellis Fair Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-671-5895

The Bellis Fair Mall is home to over 140 of the most popular retail stores including Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and JC Penney. The mall also has a great children’s play area, events throughout the year, and popular restaurants. The food court has recently been renovated to include a big screen television, great seating, a Starbucks, and stand-alone restaurants like Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings.

iDiOM Theater
1418Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-201-5464

The iDiOM is an intimate venue that specializes in unique and innovate theatrical performances. The theater presents serial plays, cabaret shows, and midnight presentations.

Mindport
210 W Holly
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-647-5614

The Mindport museum is most often described as a science museum, though it offers more than a typical big-city scientific museum might. The Mindport prides itself on offering exploration, creativity, observation, and fun.

Mt. Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-734-6080

The Mount Baker Theatre is the most popular spot in Bellingham for arts and entertainment. The theatre presents a wide variety of programs, local performing arts groups, film, and international tours. Enjoy Broadway shows, ballet performances, big-name concerts, and local theatrical productions at the MBT.

Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-738-0735

The Pickford is the favorite movie theater among Bellingham locals. The Pickford is the leading venue in the whole region for independent cinema, from Vancouver B.C. to Seattle. The theater is family friendly, local, compassionate, and offers discounted membership prices. The Pickford was formerly in another location but opened with a bigger, renovated site. The former location is now The Limelight Cinema, an independent theater associated with the Pickford.

SPARK: Museum of Electrical Invention
1312 Bay St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-738-3886

The SPARK Museum offers an exciting educational experience for people of all ages. The exhibits are interactive, exciting, and innovative, presenting the audience with an impressive collection of unique artifacts. The SPARK also offers events throughout the year and workshops for kids!

Sportsplex
1225 Civic Field Way
Bellingham, WA 98229
360-676-1919

The Bellingham Sportsplex offers sporting events like soccer, ice skating, and hockey to locals in town. Lessons are offered to perfect your skill, as well as leagues, special events, and private parties.

U&Me Dance
1027 N Forest St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-0292

At U&Me, take fun and easy dance classes like ballroom, Latin, swing, and nightclub! The group offers lessons in public dance party format or in private lesson form.

Upfront Theatre
1200 Bay St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-733-8855

Established by comedian Ryan Stiles, the Upfront is an improv theatre that offers comedic hilarity every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. The local mainstage talent offers a range of improv styles and techniques, sure to keep you laughing all night. The Upfront also offers classes for people interested in learning how to perform improv, as well.

Village Books
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-671-2626

Village Books is an independent bookstore located in Historic Fairhaven. The store hosts local and nationally known authors throughout the year. The book store is well loved among locals for its independence, large selection, helpful staff, and delicious upstairs cafe.

Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-6981

The Whatcom Museum is composed of four buildings that all feature exhibits of contemporary and regional art. The museum is home to over 200,000 artifacts relevant to Whatcom County’s history.