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.
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,
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.