Eugene Oregon Attractions
The architectural elements of Deadwood Bridge are quite
unique. Flooring was installed on a slant so that traffic
rounding the corner onto the bridge would travel more safely.
Other elements include false end beams, semi-elliptical portal
arches with trim, and large openings along the west elevation.
The cost to build the bridge totaled $4,814, and it became a
part of the state's secondary road system.
State Recreation Site
Zipping down Highway 58 east of Eugene,
you'll suddenly find yourself on driving along side a long,
skinny reservoir. In spring, summer and fall, the Dexter and
Lookout Point Reservoirs are dotted with boats. Whether you
like to fish or boat, you'll find a pair of convenient day-use
parks on the lake.
Bristow State Park
Elijah Bristow State Park is located on
the Willamette River, and is easily to reach via State Highway
58 southeast of the Eugene. The park was named for one of the
first pioneer settlers in Lane County and is comprised of 847
acres of scattered meadows, woodlands and wetlands. Elijah
Bristow has more than 10 miles of trail for hikers, mountain
bikers and equestrians. Part of the trail system includes a
portion of the Eugene to Pacific Crest trail.
George E. Owen Memorial Garden
Fanning out along a bend in the river near downtown Eugene,
the garden is a bright jewel in a long string of popular
Eugene waterfront parks. More then 100,000 people a year pass
through the garden. The nine acres were once the property of
George Owen, a lumberman and philanthropist. Owen donated the
land to Eugene, which began planting roses there in 1950.
Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden
Summit Avenue, Eugene, OR (541) 682-5324.
This is Eugene's first city park and
home to rhododendrons reaching amazing heights.
86187 Hoya Lane, Eugene, OR 97405-8633, phone: 541-747-4681
State Recreation Site
After you visit Jasper for the first
time, you might be tempted to tell all your friends about it.
Go ahead. We don't mind. The park has plenty of room for
games, picnics, fishing ... sounds like the perfect place to
hold a family reunion, doesn't it? The reservable group
shelters come complete with covered cooking facilities.
Lake Creek Bridge
The Lake Creek Covered Bridge is often referred to as the
Nelson Mountain Bridge because it is located on Nelson
Mountain Road. Like many covered bridges, both the upper and
lower chords are one piece old-growth timbers. The lower
timbers measure 14" x 14" x 111 feet and the upper timbers
measure 12" x 12" x 79 feet. The bridge was rehabilitated in
1984. Contractors replaced the wooden flooring with pre-cast
concrete slab decking. Because the concrete flooring and
center pier do not support the trusses, a crane was required
to slide the slabs into place. The wooden abutments and
trestle approaches were also replaced with concrete material.
Lane County Historical Museum
740 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97402, phone: (541) 682-4239,
The Lane County Historical Museum was created to collect, preserve and
interpret Lane County's rich heritage. It is the only county-wide
historical museum in Lane County. Lane County was a destination point
for emigrants crossing the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s. The museum
houses collections of national and local significance dating from the
1840s to the present.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
33735 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene, OR 97405 Office: (541)747-3817
Visitor Center (541) 741-4110.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a 209-acre living
tree museum. Its riverside trails, quiet paths through
evergreen forests, water garden teeming with life, bright
wildflower meadows, and open views across oak savannas delight
all ages. Located within Lane County's Howard Buford
Recreation Area, the Arboretum lies between the Coast Fork of
the Willamette River and the slopes of Mount Pisgah.
Museum of Natural History
1680 East 15th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, phone: 541-346-3024
Oregon Air And Space Museum
90377 Boeing Dr, Eugene, Oregon, phone: 541-461-1101
Oregon State Museum of
1680 East 15th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, phone: 541-346-5120
Owen Memorial Rose
300 North Jefferson, Eugene, phone: (541) 682-4800.
Over 4,500 roses and ornamental plants grace this riverfront
303 Willamette Street, Eugene, Or 97401, email:
The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House has been a landmark in
Eugene for more than a century. Although many changes have
been made over the years, the house - with its carved and
turned exterior wood work, polygonal tower, ornate open
porches, and large bay windows - remains Eugene's most
elaborate example of Late Victorian Queen Anne Revival style
University of Oregon Museum of Natural History
1680 E 15th Ave., Eugene, Oregon 97401, phone: 541-346-3024
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History unfolds
mysteries about Oregonís natural sciences and human cultures.
Through changing exhibitions, educational programs, family
events, and informative tours the museum offers visitors a
comprehensive story of Oregonís past and present. In recent
years the driving force behind the research, exhibits, and
collections at the Museum has been the study of archaeology,
the scientific exploration of the life and culture of early
Wildcat Covered Bridge crosses Wildcat Creek near its
confluence with the Siuslaw River. The 75 foot long span
includes a long narrow opening on the east side to provide a
view of oncoming traffic. The nearby Austa boat ramp provides
access to the Siuslaw River for fishermen.
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