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One of the finest attractions in Eugene, this huge public park has all the facilities such as trails, BMX tracks, playgrounds for different sports, a river for fishing and other water sports, and a lot more. It also houses the famed Cuthbert Amphitheater.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon exhibits world renowned artists of the 19th and the 20th century. The highlight of the museum is its 12500 piece art collection from all over the world. The museum holds a number of exhibitions and events depicting art from the American, European, Russian and Asian culture. This museum even has a research center open to the public to study the famous artists of the world.
Founded in the year 1987, the Cascades Raptor Center is a beautiful non-profit natural center that takes care of different birds, especially Raptors. The center is open on select days for public and you can decide to take a self-guided tour or avail of their nature walks that have a guide take you around the park and explore various species. You will get to see different species of owls, vultures, eagles and more. Cascades Raptor Center also takes in injured or abandoned birds and caters to their well being.
Hendricks Park is famous in Eugene as the oldest park in the city. This big verdant space has abundant trails and picnic spots to attract the crowd. The scenic beauty is ideal to spend a day in relative peace. Being an important city park, big community events are also held here from time to time.
Discover about ancient civilizations, evolution of man and animals, geology and many relics, fossils and more at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This intriguing place is part of the University of Oregon and is involved in much research and body of work. Their collections are very awe-inspiring and range from anthropology, zoology to paleontology, archaeology and more. You can find here ancient fossils, manuscripts, specimens of plants and many informative exhibits. The museum organizes several events and educational tours for children, professionals and students of the university. The place is a great insight into the past!
Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a sanctuary of natural beauty located on the banks of the Willamette river. This botanical garden is home to hundreds of plant species, numerous mammals, and reptiles including some endangered species. Shady trails in the Arboretum wind through evergreen forests, and along serene water bodies and are perfect for a casual stroll or hike. This place is also perfect to host a wedding reception and other parties and events,
The Oregon Air and Space Museum as the name suggests depicts the history of aviation and space technology. This museum is a non profitable organization for and by the people of Oregon. Opened up in the early 90's this museum regularly organizes special aviation events and fairs. This museum is open even on Sundays during the summers from April to October and till Saturdays in the winter months from November to March. The museum displays various aircrafts and space models which captures the interest of one and all.
Eugene Science Center is operational with a mission of engaging and inspiring children towards learning about science and technology. The museum constantly changes and upgrades exhibits, educational programs, planetarium shows, field trips and similar activities in a safe learning environment to encourage children in discovering different sides of science. It is a non profit entity working with the help of volunteers who contribute to enrich the lives of the children and the community as a whole.
Named after a lofty mountain rising from the northern corner of Eugene's downtown area, Skinner Butter Park is a public facility developed in honor of the city's founder, Eugene Skinner. Counted as one of the most beautiful jewels of Eugene's rustic landscape, the park boasts of a rich history and unmatched verdant setting. To its north lies the pristine Willamette river, while its namesake mountain forms its southern edge. Well-laid out picnic spots, kids' playground and biking trails make it quite popular with tourists and locals alike.
Standing tall amongst beautiful pine trees, flower beds and meadows is the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House that was built in 1888. Perched on a hill, the house is named after the three families who resided there and is a pristine spectacle with green facades built in Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture. Today the house is open to the public and also offers rental space for weddings, club meetings, family parties, dinners and so on. To know more about this eclectic building, opt for their tours that cater to its history, occupants and so on.