Museum in Eugene

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

This renowned museum offers a 13,000-piece rotating permanent collection of world-class art, with an Asian art specialty. Highlights can include a 10-panel Korean folding screen and a standing Thai Buddha in gold le…
Museum in Eugene

Lane County Historical Museum

Most prominent at this good museum is a transportation collection that includes Oregon's oldest, best-preserved running gear (undercarriage) for a covered wagon. A Victorian parlor, historic kitchen exhibit and old …
Museum in Eugene

Science Factory

Parents and kids will love this children's museum, located in Alton Baker Park. Hands-on exhibits and live lizards and frogs are among the highlights; weekend planetarium shows cost $3 extra. There are expansive law…
Market in Eugene

Saturday Market

For great fun and a quintessential introduction to Eugene's peculiar vitality, don't miss the Saturday Market, held each Saturday from March through November at E 8th Ave and Oak St. Between Thanksgiving and Christm…
Museum in Eugene

Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Housed in a replica of a Native American longhouse, this museum features a variety of displays on Northwest Native culture and artifacts, including basketry and a 10,000-year-old pair of shoes. Fun, hands-on 'labora…
Market in Eugene

Holiday Market

The regular Saturday market relocates indoors to the Lane Events Center on weekends in November and December.
Park in Eugene

Alton Baker Park

This popular, 400-acre riverside park, which provides access to the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System, a 12-mile bikeway that flanks both sides of the Willamette, is heaven for cyclists and joggers. There's good do…
Gardens in Eugene

Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden

Thousands of rhododendrons and azaleas erupt into bloom here in the spring, along with dogwoods and daffodils, peaking in May. The garden is part of a larger park that features native trees and shrubs, and during th…
Viewpoint in Eugene

Skinner Butte

A hike up wooded Skinner Butte, directly north of downtown, provides a good orientation and a little exercise (drive up if you're feeling lazy). Eugene Skinner established the city's first business on the narrow str…
University in Eugene

University of Oregon

Established in 1872, the University of Oregon is the state's foremost institution of higher learning, with a focus on the arts, sciences and law. The campus is filled with historic ivy-covered buildings and includes…