Peavy Arboretum

The Willamette Valley & Wine Country

Peavy Arboretum is heaven on a hot day, with several interpretive trails that wind through 40 acres of shady forest. From here, you can continue into McDonald State Forest, a research forest with several miles of hiking and mountain-bike trails. Both areas are administered by OSU and are popular with dog walkers and trail runners. From Corvallis, take Hwy 99W north for about 5 miles, then turn left at Arboretum Rd and continue almost a mile.

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2. Marys Peak

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3. Bush Barn Art Center

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4. Bush's Pasture Park

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5. Bush House Museum

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7. Willamette Heritage Center

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8. Elsinore Theatre

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