Downtown in 360 Degrees


NEW! Explore places to eat and drink in 360 Degrees!

Centralia 360 Virtual Walking Tour

The Centralia Downtown Association Board of Directors is proud to announce that we have kicked off development of a 360 degree virtual tour of downtown Centralia. This project, funded by City of Centralia Lodging Tax funds and in part by CDA member dues, is designed to provide an interactive and engaging view into downtown with the goal of attracting new visitors. The tour will include an interactive 360 degree tour, a printable walking tour, and videos that will showcase our unique history and exciting current events. Over the next five months, the CDA will be engaging with local businesses to make this amazing project happen.

Exterior Photo Shoot Complete!

On Sunday, August 27th , we completed the exterior photo shoot. A very special thanks to our local classic car owners for bringing their beauties to be a part of the photo shoot. The photos will be available before the end of September. Stay tuned for more updates!

Interior Shoot In Progress

If you are a member business, click here to request a date/time to shoot the interior of your shop. If you are not a member business and want in, email us at

Meet the Team!

The following people have signed on to help with the development and execution of this project:

  • Jan Rockwell-Nontell: 360 Committee Chair
  • Dawn (Lawson) Merchant
  • Kristina Vrooman
  • Jay Ryan
  • Edna Fund
  • Tory Graf

Learn More!

If you would like to learn more, check out these resources and get involved!

We would love to hear from you! Share your questions and comments here!

2018 LTAC Grants


City of Centralia Lodging Tax grant applications due August 23rd.

The CDA Board would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for our LTAC grant application! In the last board meeting, one suggestion that had a lot of support was the creation of a Visitor’s Center in the train station. Do you have any other great ideas? Use the comments below to share.

Just as a reminder, the focus of LTAC grants is increasing visitors from greater than 50 miles from Centralia. Visit the city’s website for more information.

Thanks in advance for your time!

2017 Work Plan


CDA MEMBERS: The Promotions and Design Committees request your input.

According to the approved 2017 Work Plan, there is budget designated for tourism advertising and improved wayfinding.  Several suggestions have been made in Board and Committee Meetings, and your thoughts and input would be appreciated as these impact you all directly.

ADVERTISING: The goal of this budget is to promote Centralia as a tourist destination. Suggestions to date include:

  • Run a half-page ad in a travel magazine such as NorthWest Travel.
  • Run newspaper ads in local papers outside of Lewis County.
  • Run radio ads at radio stations outside of Lewis County.
  • Run a half-page ad in the Amtrak OnTrak magazine and offer discounted train travel.
  • Boost Facebook posts.
  • Repurpose the budget to sponsor the Christmas Market in the way that the CDA sponsors Antique Fest

WAYFINDING: The goal of this budget is to improve the wayfinding to and around downtown. Suggestions to date include:

  • Create a billboard near Great Wolf Lodge to inform visitors of our historic downtown.
  • Add signage on Harrison and Main to direct users exiting the freeway to our historic downtown. (there is currently signage from the Mellen Street exit.)
  • Add signage on I5 from the north and south. (There is existing signage.)

Please use the comments below to provide your feedback and additional suggestions. This will be a topic for discussion with the general membership in our next General Meeting on Monday, August 21st.

Thanks in advance for your time!