What to do once you get here....
Area Travel Guide
A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village (0.7 mi)
A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village is a private nonprofit children’s museum located in downtown Salem in Riverfront Park. Providing innovative and stimulating educational experiences, the village features fun and challenging exhibits, summer camps, birthday parties, and more.
Bush’s Pasture Park and Bush House Museum (0.7 mi)
600 Mission St SE
Salem Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: (503) 363-4714
An Italianate-style, Victorian mansion built in 1878 featuring original furnishings, changing exhibits, a rose garden, and conservatory. Located in lushly landscaped Bush’s Pasture Park.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (27 mi)
From Salem. When traveling North on I-5, take exit #253 at Salem for Highway 22 / Mission Street and follow the signs for Highway 22 / Mission Street through Salem. Stay to the left on Highway 22 after crossing the Willamette River. Turn right (north) at the intersection with Highway 99W. Continue northbound on Highway 99W to the outskirts of McMinnville. Take the Highway 18E exit and continue for approximately four miles. The Museum is on the left.
Willamette Heritage Center (1 mi)
The Willamette Heritage Center connects generations by preserving and interpreting Mid-Willamette Valley history. The fourteen historic structures on-site house permanent and changing exhibits, a research library and archive, a textile learning center, and rentable event spaces. The five-acre campus is also home to retail ships, art galleries, cooperative artist studios and office for our partner organizations.
Mt. Angel Abbey (19 mi)
One Abbey Drive St.
Benedict, Oregon, 97373
Phone: (503) 845-3030
Built on a 330-foot butte, 14 miles northeast of Salem, it has been home to the Benedictine Order since 1887. This monastery home not only has a beautiful view but also houses a library famous for its architecture and collection of rare books. Tours by appointment only.
Oregon State Fair (2.2 mi)
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97303-3201
Phone: 503 947-3247
Aug 26th- Sept 6 This is Oregon’s biggest event of the year, since 1860, featuring art, a zoo, extreme rides, ethnic foods, and fun games for everyone. Other events during the year at the State Fairgrounds include horse races, flea markets, and trade shows.
Oregon State Capitol (0.7 mi)
900 Court St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: (503) 986-1388
The capitol building, built in 1938, is made of Vermont marble in modern Greek style. At the top stands the “The Golden Oregon Pioneer,” a statue with gold overleaf by the Children of Oregon, stands 24 feet high on the dome. The interior houses extensive historic murals, an Oregon gift shop and an exhibit area.
The Oregon Garden (17 mi)
879 West Main Street
Silverton OR 97381
Phone: (503) 874-8100
One of Oregon’s most popular destinations, where thousands of plants are displayed in more than 20 specialty gardens. Explore water sculptures, garden art, wetlands, the Rediscovery Forest (a playful garden just for kids), the 400-year-old Signature Oak and the Gordon House, the only house in Oregon designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Silver Falls State Park (26 mi)
20024 Silverfalls Hwy SE
Sublimity, OR 97385
Phone: (503) 873-4395
Located 26 miles east of Salem, the park is one of the largest state parks in Oregon, with 10 waterfalls throughout the 8,600 acres. Trail of ten falls is a spectacular walk.