Located between two small buttes in the southern end of the Willamette Valley, Eugene is an adventure-driven destination, marked by breathtaking natural beauty. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true, this friendly city also includes plenty of great shopping, arts, and entertainment, along with fairs and festivals throughout the year. Here are some of the top places to visit while you are in town.
1. Autzen Stadium
Watch the hometown Oregon Ducks butt heads against traditional PAC-12 rivals at one of the nation’s most exhilarating college football stadiums.
2. Willamette Valley Wine
Sample unique blends from over 300 wineries amid a picturesque setting with gentle rolling hills and lush pine woodlands.
3. Oregon Country Fair
Started in 1969 as a small hippie fund-raiser, this famous annual July event now includes 18 stages of live music, juggling, comedy vaudeville, and drama.
4. Hendricks Park
The city’s oldest park, this breathtaking landscape includes a stunning rhododendron garden and 200-year-old Douglas fir trees.
5. Mount Pisgah
Celebrated for its gorgeous natural splendor and manicured paths, Mount Pisgah includes seven miles of hiking trails and an arboretum.
6. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Opened in 1933, this popular museum includes a unique collection of American photography and art, along with several historic pieces from Korea, China and Japan.
7. Ninkasi Brewery
Tour this cherished local fixture and sample eight distinctive year-round beers and five different seasonal brews.
8. Oregon Air and Space Museum
Explore a compelling collection of vintage aircraft and historic military hardware used during WWI, Vietnam and secret Cold War missions.