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Sightseeing and landmarks in Oregon

Art museums

Art Museum
“The Portland Art Museum in Portland, was founded in 1892, making it the oldest art museum on the West Coast and seventh oldest in the US.”
  • 273 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Art gallery on Univ of Oregon campus. One of many treasured places on campus. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Museum
“Ripley's Believe It or Not is a great little place to explore down on our Historic Bay Front. It's also located right next to the Wax Works museum and across the street from the Underseas Gardens! A fun filled day for the whole family!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Museum
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

Museum
“The High Desert Museum is a wonderful place to visit, especially for families.”
  • 101 locals recommend
History Museum
“Vital to every historic place like Portland, local historical museums are an underrated source of knowledge and fascinating enjoyment. OHSM is an example of how to put together a museum that not only teaches, but entertains.”
  • 33 locals recommend
History Museum
“provides insights into the development of the state and the city of Portland. With lots of hands-on exhibits, this is great for the whole family”
  • 35 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great museum to learn a lot about Tillamook's past and how it came to be as well as artifacts that date back to the 1800's!! It is also surrounded by a handful of restaurant's and a few cafe's plus a bakery! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“End of the Oregon Trail! Super cool museum that regularly hosts events celebrating the pioneer spirit”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great assortment of oldie airplanes, cars and some motorcycles. There's a nice kids section, too.”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“A gem right here in The Dalles, Lewis and Clark expedition , incredible Native American artifacts and a wonderful gift shop and casual cafe. A beautiful building as well! Birds of prey live shows and theater in the spring and summer seasons. easy parking for cars and RVs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Get a glimpse of the ancient history of our region at this fantastic museum. Lots of great fossils, palaeontology lab, kids love it!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Waterfall
“A quick 45 minute drive from here. Make sure to take the historic highway and stop at Crown Pointe en route to the falls. Plenty of hiking and sightseeing in the gorge”
  • 316 locals recommend
Waterfall
“A great day trip to the Columbia Gorge with a stunning and much photograhed waterfall and historic lodge”
  • 72 locals recommend
Park
“Well maintained trail to a hilltop about 1.7 miles away. A few steep sections but makes for an excellent view at the top. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“great 360 views of all the mountains around! start at the bottom below and hike to the top or drive up for a gorgeous sunset view! must see!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“A decent alternative to driving into see the Mt. St. Helens volcano. The visitor center is close to I-5. It's not as exciting as actually being at the foot of Mt. St. Helens, but a fine introduction to the events that led up to the eruption on May 18, 1980.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Nice view from the top and you can drive up there. There is also a wonderful playground in the park by the river. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Mountain
“Living tree museum on 209 acres of riverside woods with trails & an annual mushroom festival. Trails take you to the sky!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Campground
“Cape Lookout "trail head" is a great hike on well marked trails and is a short drive from Oceanside.”
  • 26 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“ort Vancouver was a 19th-century fur trading post that was the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, located in the Pacific Northwest. Named for Captain George Vancouver, the fort was located on the northern bank of the Columbia River in present-day Vancouver, Washington. The fort was a major center of the regional fur trading. Every year trade goods and supplies from London arrived either via ships sailing to the Pacific Ocean or overland from Hudson Bay via the York Factory Express. Supplies and trade goods were exchanged with a plethora of Indigenous cultures for fur pelts. Furs from Fort Vancouver were often shipped to the Chinese port of Guangzhou where they were traded for Chinese manufactured goods for sale in the United Kingdom. At its pinnacle, Fort Vancouver watched over 34 outposts, 24 ports, six ships, and 600 employees. Today, a full-scale replica of the fort, with internal buildings, has been constructed and is open to the public as Fort Vancouver National Historic Site”
  • 39 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Old Portland Underground, better known locally as the Shanghai Tunnels, is a group of passages in Portland, mainly underneath the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood and connecting to the main business section.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Also called Mission Mill because of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill that operated their from 1889 to 1962. Also a nice gift shop and cafe/restaurant.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“First open to the public in 1937, the Kiggins Theatre was originally one of the most luxurious movie theaters in the Pacific Northwest. Kiggins survived sudden closures, near disastrous fires, and unruly crowds to find its place on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Today, patrons can enjoy an array of entertainment at the theater including independent and classic films, as well as community engagements and live performances. A great date idea in Vancouver, or a fun family experience, half the excitement of catching a show at Kiggins is the surrounding ambience of the revamped atmospheric theater.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Beautiful falls easy to get to and walk up too. If adventurist can hike to the top. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A little strange, super cool and one of the best spots for a photo session. Less than a two hour drive along the Columbia River Gorge next to the Maryhill Museum. But, take the whole day to see Multnomah Falls and other sites along the way.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Historic. For a view of historic downtown Oregon city, the Arch bridge and Willamette river.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of four unique sites to explore at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the 21 homes that comprise Officer's Row were once residence to a variety of soldiers, officers, and families of the fort. Through massive restoration processes over the last 30 years, these historic dwellings have been revamped to their former grandeur and now encompass a mixed-use residential and business neighborhood. Simply strolling down the shaded sidewalk of this aesthetic neighborhood is a fun thing to do, and specific homes like the Ulysses S. Grant House and the George C. Marshall House are decorated in period antiques and open to the public.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Libraries

History Museum
“provides insights into the development of the state and the city of Portland. With lots of hands-on exhibits, this is great for the whole family”
  • 35 locals recommend
Library
“Lots of great antique stores, places to eat, some fun boutiques and an old movie theater showing current films at discount prices”
  • 19 locals recommend
Library
“Tons of activities for the kids. Fun library for adults too. Lots of shopping and food within a short radius. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Library
“Just a super lovely library with a great kids section of books and interactive activities. Go around the corner for a pastry and coffee at Fleur de Lis.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“Library within walking distance that offers free toddler classes. Check website for schedule. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“An English-Mandarin Library. Mandarin movies, books, magazines, newspapers, etc. are available here. 10 min. walk from my property.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“Visit the gallery on the 3rd floor, walk the stairs and check out the tree in the children's section.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“Local library, open to the public but you'll need to be a resident to take books with you.”
  • 11 locals recommend
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