Eugene, Oregon Hotel Attractions near Willamette River
PeaceHealth Hospital.Founded by two nuns in the 1800's, PeaceHealth Hospital was originally built in order to serve the healthcare needs of loggers, mill workers, fisherman, and their families. Today, the hospital remains committed to offering care with grace and compassion to all its patients. www.peacehealth.org.
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts.The Shedd Institute offers a wide variety of programs including a performing arts company, cultural arts center, and community music school. The Shedd also presents an array of culturally diverse festivals, concerts and educational programs at its three performance venues each year. www.theshedd.org.
Cascades Raptor Center.Founded in 1987, the Cascades Raptor Center is a nature center and wildlife hospital located on a wooded hillside in southeast Eugene. The CRC works to preserve Oregon's birds of prey and other wildlife in their natural habitat through its rehabilitation and release and public education programs. www.eraptors.org.
Eugene Micro Breweries.Eugene, Oregon is home to a large variety of microbreweries, from well-known names like Steelhead, to lesser-known brands like West Brothers. Enjoy a glass of your favorite micro-brew at one of these
High Street Brewery.This converted house is now a restaurant and micro-brewery that's known for its interesting beer names like Rubinator and Hammerhead. With a laid back atmosphere close to the university, this is a favorite local hang-out.
The Hult Center for the Performing Arts and Cuthbert Theater.Constructed in 1982, the Hult Center covers two-blocks and is one of the busiest performing arts centers in the country. The Hult plays host to more than 800 performances, rehearsals, art exhibits, and special events annually. The Hult's Cuthbert Theater is an outdoor concert venue offering seasonal live music concerts and events. Located in Alton Baker Park near Autzen Stadium, the Cuthbert features beer gardens, food booths and live entertainment from the industry's top musicians. www.hultcenter.org.
Oakway Shopping Center.Located in the heart of downtown Eugene, Oakway is the area's premier shopping center. Offering a diverse mix of local and national shops and restaurants and a relaxing plaza environment complete with heritage oak trees Oakway Center is the place to shop in Eugene. www.oakwaycenter.com.
Oregon County Fair.The Oregon County Fair is an outdoor musical festival and renaissance crafts fair, featuring world-class entertainment, hand-made crafts, food, and educational displays. Located on a wooded setting just west of Eugene, this local favorite is a great summer entertainment destination the whole family will enjoy. www.oregoncountryfair.org
Fifth Street Public Market/Historic Market District.Dating back to the turn of the 20th Century, the Fifth Street Public Market was originally the home of a poultry plant. Located in Eugene's Downtown Historic District, the area is now home to some of the area's finest cafes, restaurants, eclectic boutiques, and art galleries. www.5stmarket.com.
Lane County Events Center.Home to the Lane County Fair and the Ice Center, the Lane Events Center hosts over 125 public and private events, from ice skating and hockey to conventions and meetings, drawing millions of visitors each year. www.atthefair.com.
Willamette River.Discovered by Lieutenant William Robert Broughton of the Vancouver expedition in 1792, the Willamette River is the largest river in the state of Oregon. Flowing from Lake Timpanogas in the high Cascades, the Willamette is one of the few major rivers in the US that flows in a northward direction on its 300-mile course to the Columbia River