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.
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.
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 pristine beauty that encompasses the Willamette National Forest. The national forest site was established in the year 1933, and is now an enthralling destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts all over. It is home to an array of streams and rivers that flow along the lush green blankets of mature trees. A variety of lovely flora and fauna further add to its scenic beauty. Explore the hidden wonders of the forest through the beautiful network of trails that will take you through its untouched wilderness. You can also partake in other exciting activities like fishing, biking, hunting, horse riding, and camping.
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.
Willamalane Park and Recreation District runs numerous parks, recreational centers, and open spaces across the Willamalane district. Programs and sports activities conducted here are great for the entire family and include a kids club, arts and crafts, music and dance classes, and much more. Miles of hiking and biking trails through lush forested areas are frequented by the more adventurous. Splash! at Lively Park and Willamalane Park Swim Center have excellent water features and are perfect for a day of fun with the kids. The facilities are top class and an asset to the city and the staff is courteous and very friendly.
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.