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Dorris Ranch Living History Farm The nation's oldest commercial filbert (hazelnut) orchard still in continuous operation. Dorris Ranch is now a center for special events, family reunions, weddings, tours and school programs. 
Science Factory - Children's museum includes interactive hands on exhibits, eploration dome, seasonal stargazing and more.
East Skinner Butte Historic Landmark Area includes 24 buildings of architectural and historic significance, dating from the 1850's to the 1920's, boundaries are from 3rd Avenue and Willamette to the Willamette River to 2nd Avenue along the Ferry Street Bridge.  Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, built in 1888, was known as the "Castle on the Hill," and is a classic example of Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion of the late 19th century.  Main floor open to the public.
Washburne Historic District is located north of Springfield's business district and features 33 blocks of buildings spanning from the 1890s up through the 1940s.  The Springfield Museum is housed in the 1911 Oregon Power transformer building and features an interpretive display and rotating exhibits from antique toys to manhole cover art.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Dramatically expanded, museum includes galleries featuring American, European, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese art along with special events and workshops throughout the year.
Farms & Wineries - Discover the bounty of the lower Willamette Valley.
Conger St Clock Museum Take a step back in time as you enjoy the 1750 Conger Street Clock Tower and 20 window exhibits featuring clocks, hand made cars, tractors, trains and more.
Covered Bridges - Forget Madison County, the place to see covered bridges is definitely Lane County Oregon, boasting 19 bridges, the most in the state.
Dee Wright Observatory
This historic observatory a 1930's CCC project, offers panoramic views from McKenzie Pass of Mt Hood and the Cascade Mountain peaks.
Splash! Lively Park Swim Center Oregonís premiere indoor waterpark offers year-round fun. Surf the waves, enjoy the family play pools and kiddie pool, ride the water slide, relax in the spa, swim laps and play water basketball.
West Eugene Wetlands Education Center
Over 2,500 acres (1012 ha) of wet prairie and upland habitat within the Eugene city limits. Walking trails, bike trails, interpretive signage. Guided interpretive trails and walks available.


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King Estate - Enjoy year round wine tasting and seasonal outdoor market just outside of Eugene.  Annual events include Corvette Car Show, Wine & Garlic Fest, Harvest and Pumpkin Festivals and much more. 

Dorena Lake - Great recreation spot just 30 miles south of Eugene.  Enjoy the lake's picnic area, playground, and boat ramp; or stay at the lake and visit the areas wineries, golf courses and covered bridges that give Cottage Grove the name, the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon.

National Historic District - Coburg
Willamette & Pearl Streets; Coburg, OR 97408
Located just 8 miles north of Eugene and Springfield this community offers a view of the past with over 20 historic homes and a variety of antique shops.

Oregon Dunes
40 miles of dunes, many over 300 feet high begin in Florence and stretch to the North Bend area.   Plenty of recreational activities can be found on these massive dunes, from horseback riding to dune buggy tours.  Take a walk on the many trails through the dunes or view the wavelike mounds, that sit among little forested islands, through enclosed viewing platforms at the Dunes Overlook south of town.

Sea Lion Caves
The Guiness Book of World Records has recently confirmed Sea Lion Caves as the largest sea caves in the world.  It is the only known remaining home of wild stellar sea lions on the North American mainland and has attracted people from all over the world since its opening 65 years ago to the public.  11 miles north of Florence, open 9:00 am,
(541) 547-3111

Heceta Head Lighthouse
Found at Devil's Elbow State Park, this is a popular beach and picnic area north of Florence.  Tide pools and tiny sea caves are filled with shells, sea anemones, star fish and mussels.  A trail leads to the lighthouse and keeper's house with daily tours during the summer and on weekends the rest of the year.  

Old Town Florence
This quaint fishing village is situated on the banks of the Siuslaw River and has been beautifully restored in colorful themes reminiscent of the Victorian era.  Numerous restaurants, art galleries, clothing and specialty shops; candies and T-Shirt shops are mixed among Gazebo Park and the new Boardwalk overlooking the fishing docks.  

 


 

 

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