Set in the scenic heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. A striking natural landscape sets the stage for unrivaled hiking, biking, fishing, and birding. This vibrant community also plays host to an intriguing arts and culture scene, along with wineries, microbreweries, and signature events. Here are some of the top things to do while you are in town.
1. Siuslaw National Forest
Enjoy great hiking trails, picnicking areas and panoramic views of the Willamette Valley, the Cascades and the rest of the Coast Range.
2. Osborn Aquatic Center
Treat the kids to thrilling waterslides, floor geysers, water cannons and a water channel at this spectacular outdoor family attraction.
3. Corvallis Farmers’ Market
Discover a colorful assemblage of locally produced fruits and vegetables that includes agricultural products from a six-county area.
4. Reser Stadium
See the hometown Oregon State Beavers tackle celebrated rivals from the Pac-12 Conference in this exhilarating open-air setting.
5. Majestic and Whiteside Theatres
Take in a play or concert at one of these two historic performance arts venues, which both offer packed year-round schedules of shows.
6. Alsea Falls Park
Located about 25 miles south of Corvallis, this gorgeous park includes picturesque waterfalls and picnicking areas. It’s also a popular site for anglers, looking to hook sizable Chinook salmon and winter steelhead.
7. The Arts Center
Browse a nice collection of galleries, featuring gorgeous pieces by local and regional artists. The Arts Center also offers classes, along with activities for the whole family.
8. Benton County Wineries
With some of the most favorable grape-growing conditions in the entire Willamette Valley, Corvallis is surrounded by a number of boutique vineyards, offering unique blends that just beg to be sampled.