Oregon Coast -- Covered Bridges -- Wine Tasting Tours -- Historical Homes

The beautiful Willamette Valley was the dream destination for tens of thousands of pioneers who risked everything they had to get to this new "Garden of Eden" at the end of the Oregon Trail.  Come join us to see what drew them to Oregon's beautiful and bountiful Willamette Valley.

Covered Bridges:  Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of everyday city life? Maybe you would like to travel back in time a hundred years to a quiet backcountry byway?  Many of the covered bridges offer a bit of a Norman Rockwell kind of American moment as you walk or even drive across the wooden bridges of the last century.  Could there be a better time to see one of the best collection of covered bridges west of the Mississippi? 

Salem:  With its rich political, religious and educational history Salem's early settlers and missionaries were foremost in providing leadership in the development of the Northwest from Provisional Government to Territory to statehood.  As the second largest city in the state, Salem has a triving business district, the A.C. Gilbert Village, a Carousel, the Ashael Bush House, Deepwood Estate, the Willamette Heritage Project, Thomas Kay Woolen Mill historical site, Jason Lee home and, of course, the Oregon State Capitol.

Oregon Country:  In the countryside between the towns of the Valley are numerous hidden treasures including the Oregon Garden (fabulous 80 acre botanical garden), the Gordon Home (Oregon's only Frank Lloyd Wright designed building), the Buena Vista ferry across the Wilamette River, the Adair Village ghost town (from second largest city in the state to population zero!), the Country Bakery (Mennonite baked goodies -- yummy!), Hull-Oakes Lumber (the last steam powered sawmill in the country), Silver Falls Park (10 majestic waterfalls), Boston Mill (a grist mill dating from 1858), Brownsville ("Stand By Me" movie fame), and numerous optional stops along the Oregon Country Trails.

Corvallis:   One of the smartest, safest, and greenest cities in the United States, Corvallis is home to Oregon State University -- a campus that many call the most beautiful in the Northwest.  Hewlett-Packard, one of the world's largest information technology companies has their largest R & D campus here.   Visit the new Riverfront Park, historic downtown Corvallis and see the new LEED certified green buildings on the OSU campus.  See where the Beavers play and the baseball stadium that is home to back-to-back College World Series NCAA Champions.

Albany: Historians and architects agree that Albany has the greatest variety of historic buildings in Oregon, including four historic districts, 20 nationally registered historic buildings and over 700 historic homes from beautiful Victorian "painted ladies" to Craftsman bungalows. The 1849 Monteith House-Museum is said to be the most authentically restored Pioneer Era home in Oregon.  


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