Adventures in the Mid-Willamette Valley

Marion or Polk Counties

Adelman Peony Gardens

Open May-June. We grow a large collection of peonies covering about fifteen acres near Salem, Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley. 
5690 Brooklake Rd. NE
Salem, OR 97305
503-393-6185

Aurora Colony National Historic District

Aurora Colony Visitors Association
PO Box 86
Aurora, OR 97002
503-939-0312

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

The 2,558-acre refuge offers excellent wildlife observation areas, trails that meander through wetlands, upland prairies and oak/ash forest and interpretive exhibits. Home to several threatened and endangered species. Most of the refuge interior is closed to public entry while the geese are in residence from Oct. 1-Mar. 31.
10995 Hwy. 22
Dallas, OR 97338
503-623-2749 or 541-757-7236

Brooks Gardens - Peonies

Peony farm. Potted plants, bouquets, cut flowers. Open Saturdays in March and April, 10 am - 4 pm for potted peonies. Bloom season is May 1 - June 15.
6219 Topaz St. NE
Brooks, OR 97305
503-393-7999

Champoeg State Heritage Area

Full hookups, electrical, tent sites, rustic cabins, hiker/biker camp, group picnic areas, visitors center, historical attractions, meeting hall, amphitheater, hiking/biking trails and disc golf.
7679 Champoeg Rd. NE
Saint Paul, OR 97137
503-678-1251 or 800-452-5687(camping reservations)

Cherry Hill Winery

Delicious Pinot Noirs and an amazing view of the vineyard. Weekends 11 a.m.-5 p.m., May 1-October 1. Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Other times by appointment.
7867 Crowley Rd.
Rickreall, OR 97371
503-623-7867

City of Keizer

930 Chemawa Rd. NE
Keizer, OR 97303
503-390-3700

Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce

119 SW Court St.
PO Box 377 (mailing)
Dallas, OR 97338
503-623-2564

Delbert Hunter Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Park St. entrance, south end of Dallas City Park
Dallas, OR 97338
503-623-7359
503-623-2564

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

Full hookups, electrical, tent sites, visitor center, two mooring docks, fishing dock, wildlife viewing area, two playgrounds, two designated swimming areas and an ADA fishing dock.
44000 N Santiam Hwy. SE
Detroit, OR 97342
503-854-3346 or
800-452-5687 (camping reservations)
www.oregonstateparks.org

Enchanted Forest

Theme park with storybook lane, western town, haunted house, European village, log flume, roller coaster, more rides, summer theatre, food, shops and more!
8462 Enchanted Way SE
Turner, OR 97392
503-371-4242

Eola Hills Wine Cellars

Our tasting room offers a range of wines from Pinot Noir to Zinfandel, an outdoor patio, gift shop, and Sunday brunch. Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
501 S Pacific Hwy., 99W
Rickreall, OR 97371
503-623-2405 or 800-291-6730

Firesteed Cellars

Located in our cellar, our newly remodeled tasting room allows guests to view our wine production while tasting through our award winning fine wines.
2200 N. Pacific Hwy W (99W)
Rickreall, OR 97371
503-623-8683

Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House

Frank Lloyd Wright's only building in Oregon. This inspirational mid-century modern house is a national historic site and state treasure. Guided tours by reservation. Perfect venue for meetings/retreats, parties, intimate weddings and concerts.
869 W Main St. (adjacent to The Oregon Garden on Cascade Highway)
Silverton, OR 97381
503-874-6006

Gallon House Covered Bridge

Oregon's oldest covered bridge. Named for the days when liquor was sold by the gallon or quart in a nearby house. The bridge was rebuilt in 1990.
Silverton, OR 97381 (northwest of Silverton)
503-581-4325
800-874-7012

Independence Bicycle Boater Campground

Located at Independence's Riverview Park for travelers on the Willamette River Water Trail and the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. This basic camping area has five sites, picnic tables, bike rack, water tap and bike repair station. WiFi is available through camp host during summer months. A camp site costs $10 per night.

Independence Heritage Museum

112 S Third St.
Independence, OR 97351
503-838-4989

Independence Hop and Heritage Festival

September
Riverview Park and Amphitheater
50 C St., Independence
503-838-1212

Johan Vineyards

Please join us here for a wonderful, picturesque wedding overlooking the vineyards. We offer outdoor only weddings from July 1-September 15, between the hours of 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
4285 N Pacific Hwy (99W)
Rickreall, OR 97371
866-379-6029

Lady Hill Winery

At Lady Hill our pledge is to deliver wines that show a unique Northwest expressions of classic varietals reflecting the qualities of each vineyard source. 
8400 Champoeg Rd.
Saint Paul, OR 97137
503-678-1240

Left Coast Cellars

Enjoy hand-crafted, estate-grown Pinot noir, Pinot blanc and Chardonnay while surrounded by beautiful gardens and old-growth oaks. Wood-fired pizza on Saturdays and Sundays. Tasting Room & Cafe open noon-5 pm.
4225 N Pacific Hwy. 99W
Rickreall, OR 97371
503-831-4916 or 800-831-4916

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Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area

Rivers, paddles, ponds and trails - Luckiamute Landing is nature's water park. The North Trailhead opens nearly 3 miles of hiking trails. Approximately five miles from Oregon 99W/Suver Road intersection.
Independence, OR 97351
503-393-1172 or 800-551-6949

Monmouth/Independence Chamber of Commerce

311 Monmouth Ave.
Independence, OR 97351
503-838-4268

Mount Angel Abbey

Mount Angel Abbey, a Benedictine monastic community founded in 1882, is dedicated to a life of prayer, work, pastoral ministry, hospitality and education.
1 Abbey Drive
Saint Benedict (hilltop above Mt. Angel)
Mt. Angel, Oregon 97373
503-845-3064

Mount Angel Oktoberfest

September
5 N Garfield St., Mount Angel
855-899-6338

Mt. Angel Sausage Company

Providing food specialty services for special events, festivals, weddings, family reunions, sports venues & corporate parties. Only the freshest ingredients and experienced staff.
105 S. Garfield
Mt. Angel, OR 97362
503-845-2322

Museum of Natural History - Mt. Angel Abbey

One Abbey Drive
St. Benedict, OR 97373
503-845-3030

North Santiam Chamber of Commerce

The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce has a Visitors Information Center in Mill City. The Chamber fosters and sustains a positive business environment while enhancing the communities' quality of life.
825 W Santiam Blvd.
PO Box 222 (mailing)
Mill City, OR 97360
503-897-5000

North Santiam River

The North Santiam River is a 92-mile (148 km) tributary of the Santiam River in western Oregon in the Cascade Range on the eastern side of the Willamette Valley east of Salem.
Blocked by Big Cliff Dam near Mill City, the lower North Santiam River supports spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead. In the reaches upstream of the dam, the river is managed mainly as a stocked-trout fishery. Near the stream's source at Santiam Lake in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, native cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout are also found.
Travel Salem
503-581-4325

Oregon Garden Brewfest

June
879 W. Main St., Silverton
503-874-8100 or 877-674-2733

Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center

R.V. camping and R.V. rallies. Water and electric hook ups, dump station on site and restrooms with showers available. Easy access off of Hwy 99W. Big rig friendly. Just off of Hwy 99W, 4 buildings, meeting rooms and RV lodging. Capacity 10 - 1,200. Full service catering available if needed.
520 S Pacific Hwy W
Rickreall, OR 97371
503-623-3048 or 888-229-6818

Polk County Historic Courthouse

Downtown Courthouse Square
850 Main St.
Dallas, OR  97338
503-623-6251 or 503-623-2564

Powerland Heritage Park

A 62-acre campus with 15 heritage power equipment museums. Open Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Great Oregon Steam-Up dates: late July & early August.
3995 Brooklake Rd. NE
Brooks, OR 97303
503-393-2424

Ritner Creek Covered Bridge

The bridge has Gothic windows, a cedar shake roof and is the only remaining structure of its type in Polk County.
Located a few miles south of Dallas on Hwy. 223 (King Valley Hwy.), near the community of Pedee.
503-581-4325 or 800-874-7012

Riverview Park

4381 Silver Falls Hwy.
Silverton, OR  97381
503-873-8679

Rogue Farms Chatoe Tasting Room

Visit Rogue Farms Chatoe Rogue tasting room, tour our hop processing facility and historical Alluvial hop yard, and enjoy our private beach on the Willamette River.
3590 Wigrich Rd.
Independence, OR 97351
503-838-9813

Santiam SummerFest

July
3rd Ave., Stayton
503-769-3464
 

Schreiner's Iris Gardens

Our 10-acre display garden, just north of Keizer, is open to the public dawn to dusk during May-June bloom season. Visit us online year round!
3625 Quinaby Rd. NE
Salem, OR 97303
503-393-3232 or 800-525-2367

Silver Creek Reservoir, Silverton, Oregon

Silver Creek Reservoir also known as Silverton Reservoir is a sixty-five-acre impoundment on Silver Creek located in the Cascade foothills 2.5 miles southeast of the city of Silverton, Oregon on Oregon Route 214.
The lake is popular in the spring and summer as a recreation area. Stocked with roughly 20,000 hatchery trout each spring and early summer, the lake also provides opportunities to catch bullhead catfish. Swimming is also quite popular on warm summer days as well as recreational boating, though only electric motors are allowed.
4381 Silver Falls Hwy.
Silverton, OR  97381
503-873-8679
www.silverton.or.us

Silver Falls State Park

Electrical, tent sites, rustic cabins, waterfalls, group tent areas, group RV areas, youth camp, horse camp, canyon hiking trails, bike paths and a historic lodge.
20024 Silver Falls Hwy. SE
Sublimity, OR 97385
503-873-8681 or
800-452-5687 (camping reservations)

Silverton Chamber of Commerce

426 S Water St.
PO Box 257 (mailing)
Silverton, OR 97381
503-873-5615

Silverton Fine Arts Festival

August
Coolidge-McClaine Park
303 Coolidge St.
Silverton, OR 97381
503-873-2480

Silverton Historic Walking Tour

Come discover historic Silverton, founded in 1854. Over 15 residences, businesses and churches are included in this walking tour.
Silverton Chamber of Commerce
426 S Water St.
PO Box 257 (mailing)
Silverton, OR 97381
503-873-5615

35 years of quality arts programming for the Mid-Willamette Valley!
Western Oregon University – The Cottage
345 N Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
503-838-8333
 

Spirit Mountain Casino

Have some real fun at Spirit Mountain Casino with nearly 2,000 slot machines, an abundance of table games, and 254 comfortable lodge rooms. 
27100 SW Salmon River Hwy. 
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
503-879-2350 or 800-760-7977
 

July
St. Paul Rodeo Arena
20025 4th St. NE
Saint Paul
503-633-2011

Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce

175 E High St.
PO Box 121 (mailing)
Stayton, OR 97383
503-769-3464

The Great Oregon Steam-Up

late July & early August
Antique Powerland Museums
3995 Brooklake Rd. NE, Brooks
503-393-2424
 

The Oregon Garden

Experience The Oregon Garden's 20 specialty gardens and spectacular vistas. Enjoy events year-round including Earth Day, Brewfest, car shows, summer concerts, seasonal festivals, and more!
879 W Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381
503-874-8100 or 877-674-2733

The Stayton-Jordan Covered Bridge

Patterned after the Jordan Bridge, which spanned Thomas Creek, east of Scio; it was moved to Pioneer Park in 1988, but burned in 1994. Now beautifully rebuilt. Take 1st Ave. to Marion St. Open year-round to the public for sightseeing, picnicking, and weddings.
Stayton, OR 97383
503-769-3425

West Salem Business Association

P.O. Box 5021
Salem, OR 97304
503-362-3601

Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce

124 W Lincoln St.
PO Box 194 (mailing)
Woodburn, Oregon 97071
503-982-8221

Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana

August
Legion Park 1385 Park Ave.,
Woodburn
503-982-8221

Woodburn Summer Nights Concerts & Movies

Woodburn Summer Nights include concerts throughout the month of July into August, followed by movies; both held in picturesque Library Park. All events are free.
1st & Garfield at Library Park
Woodburn, OR 97071
503-982-5266

Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest

late March-early May
33814 S Meridian Road, Woodburn
503-634-2243 or 800-711-2006
 

Dallas Summerfest

July
6118 Mount Angel Highway, Silverton
503-873-3273

Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 221 (mailing)
Mt. Angel, OR 97362
503-845-9440

Opal Creek Ancient Forest

Jawbone Flats
End of Forest Road 2209
Willamette National Forest
503-892-2782