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.
Plank Town Brewing Co is set in the Odd Fellows Building and has a certain vintage charm to it. This microbrewery is a beer lovers haven with 21 house beers on tap, changing guest taps and cask beer engines. They also have a fine selection of wine, cider and cocktails. Enjoy these craft brews with delicious Northwestern cuisine and weekend live music. You can bring along your kids to dine here any time.
The Robert E. Campbell House is a historic residence built in 1870. Spread over a modest area of 0.4 acre (0.16 hectare), it displays the Rural Gothic Cottage Revival style of architecture. Due to its historic nature and beautiful architecture, it has been put up in the National Register of Historic Places.
Nestled in the sprawling campus of the University of Oregon, the Villard Hall was constructed in 1886. It is named after a German immigrant who went on to become Northern Pacific Railroad's President and also headed the General Electric Company. In 1972, this historical landmark that was designed by Warren H. Williams, featured in the list of National Historic Landmarks.