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Built in 1925, the 78-foot (24-meter) Chambers Covered Bridge was constructed by a lumberman to transport logs across the river coast. In the 1950s, the railroad faced an unexpected tragedy and could no longer be used as it had faced significant damage. In December 2006, the City of Cottage Grove took on full ownership of the bridge. The restored bridge is back in service and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Driven truly by passion, Howard B. Taylor, belonging to a Pioneer family of Brownville, dedicated his life building a two-story house made out of precious stones, crystals, and wood. This remarkable attraction is a private museum located in the historic town of Brownsville, which is no ordinary town in Oregon. This wonderland of rocks is the embodiment of art that leaves tourists in awe each time they visit. The meticulous work on inside walls shows the incredible legacy of Mr. Taylor.
Founded in 1962, the Linn County Historical Museum, located in the historic town of Brownsville, Oregon. Regionally known as the Brownsville Historic Pioneer Museum, the Museum highlights exhibiting the lives and culture of Native Americans and pioneer settlers of Linn County, Oregon. Interestingly, the Museum features several priceless artifacts and well-preserved exhibits displayed in Brownsville’s original railroad depot and six Southern Pacific railroad cars. Visitors are often excited to see the original covered wagon in a vintage form.
Lake Creek Falls near Springfield is a great place to cool off, especially in the hotter, drier months. The falls and the verdant trails are attractive enough, but the rock slides are the real highlight of the place, adding an amusement park like vibe. Quite popular among the locals, make sure you reach there early in the day.