Edging the Willamette River, Eugene is a breathtaking city filled with scenic splendor. It’s also a diverse destination with great restaurants, wineries, sports, shops, family activities and plenty of inspiring outdoor recreation. Here are some of the best things to do and see while you’re in town.
1. Eugene Saturday Market
Open rain or shine every Saturday from April-November, this weekly downtown market features wares by hundreds of local artisans, along with food vendors and live music.
2. Owen Rose Garden
Inspire your senses at this beautiful park, featuring breathtaking floral displays, biking and pedestrian paths, picnic areas and performance space.
3. Autzen Stadium
Root on the Oregon Ducks as they butt heads against rivals from the Pac-12 Conference at this thrilling open-air football stadium.
4. McKenzie River National Recreation Trail
Running alongside the scenic McKenzie River, this 26.5-mile trail winds its way past cold-water creeks, lakes, reservoirs, lava beds waterfalls and old-growth forests.
5. Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Situated in the heart of Eugene’s vibrant downtown area, this famous venue regularly plays host to Broadway shows, concerts and other live performances.
6. King Estate Winery
Sample distinctive blends or grab a table at the award-winning restaurant at this celebrated winery.
7. Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Explore millions of years of fascinating natural history through interactive exhibits and an incredible collection of rare artifacts.
8. Oregon Air and Space Museum
Marvel at a diverse collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft, tracing the history of manned flight.