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Willamette Valley City Trip — Attractions

MiG-29 Fulcrum at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon


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Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to the Willamette Valley.

 

MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL TOURS

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-4185

Gawk at the famous Spruce Goose, Howard Hughes' "flying boat" with a wingspan longer than a football field.


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Monteith House Museum
518 Second Ave. SW
Albany, OR 97321
541-928-0911
800-526-1256

This authentically restored 1849 house is the first frame structure built in historic Albany. Some of the furnishings were brought west by covered wagon over the Oregon Trail.

McMinnville Downtown Association
105 NE Third St.
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-473-3605

Pick up a printed walking tour map of the McMinnville Historical District's Third Street buildings.

INSTITUTIONS


The monks at Brigittine Monsatery handmake chocolate

Mt. Angel Abbey & Seminary
One Abbey Dr.
St. Benedict, OR 97373
503-845-3030

Swiss Benedictine monks built this seminary in 1883, near Mt. Angel, a charming Bavarian village that hosts Oregon's most famous Oktoberfest.

Brigittine Monastery
23300 Walker Ln.
Amity, OR 97101
503-835-8080

Partake in some delicious chocolates handmade by Brigittine monks at this peaceful retreat.

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-1000

Tour Oregon's premiere agricultural college, where aspiring winemakers learn viticulture and enology.

NIGHTLIFE

Spirit Mountain Casino
27100 S.W. Salmon River Hwy.
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
800-760-7977

This full-service casino has it all: gambling, fine dining and world-class entertainment.

PARKS & NATURAL WONDERS


Champoeg State Heritage Area
8239 Champoeg Rd. NE
St. Paul, OR 97137
503-678-1649

This 615-acre park on the banks of the Willamette River offers peaceful walks, bird watching and historical interpretation. It's a perfect spot for a picnic.

The Oregon Garden
879 W Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381
503-874-8100
877-674-1733

Stroll through 20 specialty gardens, a working tree farm and a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house at this 240-acre bucolic amusement park for gardeners.

Silver Falls State Park
Silverton, OR 97381
503-873-8681

Oregon's largest state park has over 25 miles of trails, including the Canyon Trail that winds through forests past 10 stunning waterfalls.

SHOPPING


McMinnville Farmers Market
Cowls Street between Second and Third
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-3605

Browse the Willamette Valley's regional bounty at this outdoor venue for food and crafts.


WINERIES


Bella Vida Vineyard's specialty is Pinot Noir

Amity Vineyards
18150 Amity Vineyards Rd.
Amity, OR 97101
503-835-1362

Situated atop the Eola Hills, the tasting room and picnic area command a spectacular, panoramic view of the Oregon Coast Range.

Archery Summit
18599 NE Archery Summit Rd.
Dayton, OR 97114
503-864-4300

At Archery Summit, take part in a Signature or Library Tasting, and take a private tour of the winery.

Argyle Winery
691 Hwy 99W
Dundee, OR 97115
503-538-8520
888-427-4953

Enjoy special events and art displays at this convivial tasting room that is open nearly every day.

Bella Vida Vineyards
9380 NE Worden Hill Rd.
Dundee, OR 97115
503-538-9821

Enjoy good wine and great views at this winery that makes only Pinot noir.

Duck Pond Cellars
23145 Hwy. 99W
Dundee, OR 97115
503-538-3199
800-437-3213

Lush gardens, a sunny patio and informative winery tours provide a unique experience for visitors.

Erath Vineyards
9409 NE Worden Hill Rd.
Dundee, OR 97115
503-538-3318
800-539-9463

Founded in 1967, this family-run winery is one of Oregon's oldest. The tasting room offers many special events and a wide range of wines.

Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards

18380 Buena Vista Dr.
Dundee, OR 97115
503-538-6476

The panoramic views here make this winery one of Oregon's most picturesque.

Ponzi Wine Bar
100 SW Seventh Ave.
Dundee, OR 97115
503-554-1500

Located in the heart of Dundee, this tasting room is adjacent to the Dundee Bistro, one of the Willamette Valley's premiere restaurants.

Sokol Blosser Winery
5000 Sokol Blosser Ln.
D
undee, OR 97115
503-864-1282
800-582-6668

Bring a picnic to enjoy on the deck at this bucolic spot that offers vineyard and cellars tours, tastings and great views.

Tyee Wine Cellars
26335 Greenberry Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-753-8754

This environmentally conscious winery, located on a family farm, is dedicated to conservation and sustainable agriculture. Enjoy wine tasting, picnicking and nature trails at this scenic spot.

Willamette Valley Vineyards
8800 Enchanted Way SE
Turner, OR 97392
503-588-9463
800-344-9463

This impressive compound, founded in 1983, offers complimentary tasting and majestic views.


RESOURCES

Willamette Valley Visitors Association

Oregon State Parks Official Website

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