Local Area Attractions
Fun theme park for children and adults. Includes outdoor theater play performed by college students interested in acting. Usually a fairy tale with a very funny twist! All developed in large evergreen trees environment. Nice eating area and benches to sit on throughout .
The Myrtlewood Mystique Gallery
The Myrtlewood Mystique Gallery is a wonderful place to pick up unique hand crafted items, gifts, framed art, carvings and jewelry for friends and family back home. Myrtlewood is grown in Coos County - Oregon and the Holy Land. The leaves are often used in soups. The wood is stunning!
The Brass Ring
The Brass Ring is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to building and placing a traditional Victorian carousel in downtown Albany. For more information contact the Albany Visitors Association at firstname.lastname@example.org Absolutely amazing--open to viewing/see the carvers/painters and sanders. Carousel pieces are available for photo shoots. Groups and individuals can enjoy a tour. Goal is to have approx 150 items for the Carousel-to be rotated for the seasons.
Is now open on Saturday Afternoons-was featured in Parade Magazine. Across from Albany Post Office.
Boston Mill Society
Boston Mills , built in 1858 is an agricultural and architectural landmark of the Willamette Valley. Boston/Thompson's Mills is Oregon's oldest continuously operating water powered mill. It is one of five remaining grist mills in the state and one of only two mills still in operation. Is now a state park/bring your camera for a "back to the future" photo.
Oregon State University
Outstanding programs, people, and location make Oregon State an exciting and vibrant land grant university--one that is internationally renowned. Baseball team and Gymnastic team ranked in the top 10. University is 6 miles from our park. Stay at our park and tour the University Grounds. All summer OSU has football, volleyball, gymnastic and other camps--stay at our park with friends from your teams and drive into camp! Make reservations for OSU football season. Sign up for "Stay and Store" . Pay storage for your site for days between games and going rate for the 2 game days Fri/Sat/stay in the site/no moving and no extra gasoline usage. First weekend in May is Oregon State University Mom's Weekend.
Finley Wildlife Refuge
William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge was created to provide vital wintering habitat for dusky Canada geese. To get to the refuge, travel south 10 miles from Corvallis, Oregon, or north 7.5 miles from Monroe, Oregon, to milepost 93 on Highway 99W. Watch for the refuge entrance sign on the west side of the road. Follow refuge signs for 2 miles to the refuge headquarters. Bring your binoculars! Lovely drive.
Tyee Wine Cellars
Visit Tyee Wine Cellars on the historic and scenic Buchanan Family Century Farm, featuring winemaker Barney Watson's award-winning wines. The tasting room's friendly staff offers complimentary winetastings every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m., April - December.
MANY wine cellars in Benton/Linn county. Can call for tours-and special events.
Only 54 of the original 300 remain and the largest collection of these is in Linn County. The purpose of the covered bridges was to protect the wooden trusses from the weather. Attend the Oregon Covered Bridge Festival - a unique event for the whole family. Some are currently in use, drive through one and get a beautiful photo. One in Corvallis is on a walking trail and one in Brownsville is in the city park.
Annual Victorian Homes Tour--August Albany
Victorian Home tour of approx 7 homes plus historic church--refreshments and carolers at the church. Every August and December-one day only. Ride Horse Drawn carriage. Albany has over 700 historic structures. Planned by the Albany Historic Committee.
63th Annual Award Winning Philomath frolic & Rodeo
502 S. 13th St Philomath
Experience big-time entertainment in a beautiful setting at the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo! This even is known as one of the best NPRA events in the northwest. Over the past 59 years, it has grown to provide an entertaining weekend of family fun with an impressive list of activities. The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo is loaded with barbeques, parades, dances, craft and food booths, Kids Korner activities and, of course, the sanctioned rodeos. Fun for the whole family!
Corvallis Farmers' Market
Saturday Farmer's Market April 14 - November 17, 1st and Jackson- 9 am -1 pm
Wednesday Farmers' Market April 18 - November 21, 1st and Jackson-9 am-1pm
Corvallis' downtown hosts two outdoor farmers' markets bursting with the Willamette Valley's best fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and nursery plants. Locally grown nuts, honey, meats, eggs, cheeses, jams, dried fruity, baked goods and other delights prepared from our local bounty will fuel your explorations or make welcome gifts back home. Meet the growers, listen to live music, partake of samples and cooking demonstrations, or pick up expert tips on gardening and health while you observe the locals in their native environment.
Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival
July 3 and July 4 (10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.) Riverfront Commemorative Park Downtown Corvallis 541-754-6624 www.downtowncorvallis.org
Celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd and 4th at the Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival in Downtown Corvallis. This year's Festival will feature some show-stopping musical performers, a tantalizing array of delectable foods, wines and microbrews, a craft fair and kid's entertainment. On July 4 enter the All-American parade and 5k fun run/walk. The Festival culminates onJuly 4th with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.
Starker Forests, Inc.
Mid June- September--Wednesday Reservations Required Starker Forests, Inc.
No Charge 541-757-1544 800-334-8118
Starker Forests, Inc.invites you to take a close-up look at a working Oregon forest. Join a forester guided bus tour on summer Wednesdays. Transportation and refreshments are provided. They plant and harvest trees like a farmer does his pumpkins.
Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
Grant Road off Hwy. 223 Kings Valley
Come cheer valiant jousting knights, feast upon the season's bounty, and see the crafts of over 100 artisans at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire.
40th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival
Central Park, 6 th and Monroe
8 th and Madison-Corvallis
The annual Corvallis Fall Festival will once again bring top northwest artists to beautiful Central Park. Discover delightful treasures, dine on local fare and sip artisan wines as you enjoy music and fun. All 160 booths have been invited by being judged. Oregon State University opening of Fall session. Area for children to create. No charge. Especially visit the Altrusa Elephant Ear Booth ~ delicious. Always the 4th full weekend of September
Hours are 10 am - 6 pm Saturday Street Dance is 6-10 pm. 5k and 10k run on Sunday AM