Oregon Tourist Attractions

Oregon Tourist Attractions

Oregon, with its greenery, a somber coastline, and the snow-covered mountain peaks is one of the most beautiful places of the United States of America. The bays, waterways and rivers, the diverse wildlife and the somber beauty of the scenery offer you a quiet and serene tranquility to meditate with nature.

If you are wild, adventurous and inquisitive, Oregon will not let you down. The beauty and the tourist hotspots make it one of the favorite destinations of Bohemian souls.

Some of the attractions of this beautiful place that keep the tourists coming back to the place again and again are given below:

  • The Portland Art Museum is one of the major tourist attractions of Oregon.

  • The Portland Rose Test Garden is yet another place which finds its name in one of the most well-known tourist attractions.

  • If you are visiting Oregon in the winter, go for skiing at Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor. Many tourists visit the place to enjoy the sports season. Mt. Bachelor is however regarded as one of the most difficult mountains for skiing.

  • Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood is known for its spectacular construction with timber and stones.

  • The Willamette Valley is known for the many wineries that are present here. The tourists can top up their Oregon tour with a wine-tasting tour at Oregon and enjoy a treat.

  • Tourists crowd the southern Oregon town of Ashland where the largest Shakespeare Festival in the world is held.

  • Multnomah Falls is a 620 feet high waterfall and the second-highest year-round waterfall in the USA. In winter, sometimes the falls freeze. That is actually a million-dollar sight to behold.

  • The Portland Children’s Museum is an excellent place for children where there are innovative and hands-on exhibits and studio programs for children of all ages.

  • The Crater Lake National Park is yet another beautiful park of the region that attracts tourists. The Park is located northeast of Medford Oregon which can be reached by taking Highway 97 South to Highway 138 West. The place has a lot of diversity and is never going to disappoint you.

  • The Astoria Column is one of the most famous places of Oregon. The 164 circular steps lead you to the top, from where you can have a panoramic and breathtaking view of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, the Columbia River, the Pacific Ocean, and the shores and mountains of Washington. You will feel a strange sense of ecstasy as your senses soak in the beauty of the view.

  • The Oregon Zoo has been there for more than hundred years and is the home to 1,029 animals from 200 species. The Zoo Lights (Christmas Season) and the Zoo Boo (Halloween Season) are the major attractions during the respective seasons.

  • The fossils and submarines which are spectacularly exhibited at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) are very interesting to children of all ages. There is also a five-story domed movie theater and a laser light show which makes it a perfect family destination.

  • The Oregon Coast Aquarium, which is in Newport, is one of the best of its kind.

  • The Evergreen Aviation Museum is located 35 miles southwest of Portland. This is not just a place for the people who are in the aviation industry or people particularly interested in aviation and aircrafts.

You can see here something as spectacular as the Hughes Flying Boat, which is also called the "Spruce Goose” that was designed by Howard Hughes and his staff.

  • If you like jazz a lot, you cannot give Mt. Hood Jazz Festival a miss. This festival has been celebrated for the past 20 years and the talented musicians of Oregon exhibit their art. This festival has featured John Tesh, Bruce Hornsby and Rosemary Clooney. The Festival is mainly held during the summer and goes on for three days.

Oregon Featured Attractions

Oregon Featured Attraction Name Address
Bobbie the Wonder Dog Silverton, Oregon
Jetliner Home in the Woods Hillsboro, Oregon
Human Skulls, Freak Calves - Grant County Historical Museum Canyon City, Oregon
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose McMinnville, Oregon
Stark's Vacuum Museum Portland, Oregon
Henry the Bear Mitchell, Oregon
Prehistoric Gardens Port Orford, Oregon
The Caveman Grant's Pass, Oregon
Petersen Rock Garden Redmond, Oregon
Oregon Vortex Gold Hill, Oregon