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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Cascade Range region of Oregon is bestowed with the Willamette National Forest. The national forest site was established in the year 1933, and is an enthralling destination for tourists all over. It is home to an array of streams and rivers that flow along the forest, and the lovely flora and fauna further add to its scenic beauty.
Starting off has a humble microbrewery in 2006, Ninkasi gained fame for its consistently good beers, that is distributed in a number of states. Some of their popular brews include the Total Domination IPA (their first) as well as the Tricerahops Double IPA. Brewery tours are conducted throughout the week, taking visitors through the brewing process. The Tasting Room, with its leafy patio is a popular place to sample their brews. A changing schedule of food trucks offers diverse options. Check website for more.
Known as the largest cemetery, the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery is a cemetery that comprises of 16 acres of land and consists of almos 5000 burials. This place is filled with greenary around with trees and plants, this is an amazing place to visit for an evening walk. Also known for it's serene atmosphere this place is the best to mourn for the lost loved ones.