Attractions: Museums/History

The William L. Holmes House is one of the oldest American homes in Oregon. Joseph Lane gave his inaugural address from its balcony. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm-4pm. 536 Holmes Lane, Oregon City. 503.656.5146.

City: Oregon City

The Dr. John McLoughlin House interprets the legacy and life of the “Father of Oregon.” 713 Center Street, Oregon City. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm. 503-656-5146.

City: Oregon City

Tour interpretor Julie Anderson says the caves are 3 million to 5 million years old. Each person who visit finds something special.

Region: Southern Oregon

Truly a grand northwest lodge, the historic 71-room Crater Lake Lodge originally opened in 1915 and is located on the edge of the caldera overlooking Crater Lake. The lodge was reopened after extensive renovation in 1995 and offers an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1920s and immerses visitors in its rustic charm.

Region: Southern Oregon

Few places on earth command overwhelming awe from observers, but Crater Lake, in south central Oregon, certainly does. Even in a region of volcanic wonders, Crater Lake can only be described in superlatives. Stories of the deep blue lake can never prepare visitors for their first breathtaking look from the brink of this 6 mile wide caldera which was created by the eruption and collapse of Mt. Mazama almost 7,000 years ago.

Region: Southern Oregon

Started in 1993, the Umpqua Discovery Center is a partnership between the city of Reedsport and volunteers to make an interactive museum that teaches people about the history of the ar

Region: Central Coast

Long before the first Euro-American emigrants trekked westward, this road was a trail used by the Takelma and Shasta Peoples as a trade route.

This portion of the southwest Oregon is homeland to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians. They thrived here for thousands of years before contact with Euro-Americans.

The narrow gorge of Canyon Creek has long served as a travel corridor. Native Americans likely trekked this canyon for thousands of years.

The story of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is a tale of perseverance and strong recovery in the face of great loss. Epidemics and hostilities with miners let to large population declines.