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Salem, Oregon

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SPRINGTIME IN OREGON

May is the most beautiful time to visit Oregon. The best of Oregon’s history, wine, food, nature and abundant shopping can be found in Salem.

Discover artisan cheeses, traditional hard cider and delectable chocolate-covered cherries. Experience Oregon’s history and breath the fresh air while exploring the regions waterfalls, streams and forests. Make sure to document your trip like true historians with photos and journal notes.

Getting Here

The closest airport to the City of Salem is the Portland International Airport. Drive time from the airport to Salem is 70 minutes. Salem provides a wide variety of lodging options to best accommodate you on your stay.

 

For assistance in finding the best accommodations for you or seeing what other great dining, shopping, and recreational opportunities abound be sure and visit Travel Salem online at www.TravelSalem.com

Where to Stay

Visit TravelSalem.com to see a wide variety of lodging available- hotels, B&B’s, and more.

Culture & Heritage

Oregon State Capitol – Take a tower tour to the observation deck at the base of the dome’s crowning Golden Pioneer statue. Oregoncapitol.com

Bush House Museum – An elegant 1878 Italianate mansion set in a 100-acre park. SalemArt.org 

 

Deepwood Museum and Gardens – This 1890s gabled Queen Anne estate has an enchanting garden. 

 

Willamette Heritage Center  – The 1889 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill is the best-preserved Victorian-era factory in the American West.

 

Willametteheritage.org Elsinore Theatre – A 1926 vaudeville theatre.

 

ElsinoreTheatre.comHallieFord Museum of Art – Features Pacific Northwest art and Native American art. Willamette.edu/museum_of_artPowerland

 

Heritage Park – 15 museums celebrating Oregon’s early agriculture. Antiquepowerland.com

Nature & Parks

Bush’s Pasture Park – 90-acre park with nature trails and beautiful gardens. CityofSalem.net

Silver Falls State Park – Oregon’s largest state park with 10 waterfalls and hiking trails. Oregonstateparks.org

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge – Wildlife observation areas and trails. Fws.gov/willamettevalley/Ankeny

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center – Wilderness trails and natural history. Opalcreek.org

Champoeg State Heritage Area – The birth place of Oregon’s government. Oregonstateparks.org/park_113.php

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area – State park set on a forest-ringed reservoir in the Cascade Mountains. Oregonstateparks.org

Minto-Brown Island Park – 900-acre natural area with wildlife viewing and 12 miles of trails. CityofSalem.net

State Capitol State Park – Known for spectacular flowers and trees. Oregonstateparks.org

Wineries & Vineyards

Honeywood Winery – The oldest producing winery in Oregon has created award-winning varietals − including their delicious fruit wines − for more than 75 years. Honeywoodwinery.com 

 

Redhawk Winery – Enjoy a picnic lunch on an open field as you overlook the beautiful Willamette Valley.  Redhawkwine.com 

 

Witness Tree Vineyard – This winery is named for an ancient oak tree that was used as a surveyor’s landmark in 1854 during the Oregon Trail years. Witnesstreevineyard.com

 

St. Innocent Winery – The wines are handcrafted to complement food and extend the pleasure of a meal. Stinnocentwine.com 

 

Johan Vineyards – Inspiring wine, beautiful view and friendly hosts. Johanvineyards.com 

 

Cherry Hill – Take a scenic stroll through the vineyard or relax on the patio with a glass of delicious Pinot noir. Cherryhillwinery.com 

 

Left Coast Estate –Experience handcrafted, estate-grown Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot noir. Leftcoastwine.com 

 

Eola Hills Wine Cellars – Enjoy our award-winning varietals. Eolahillswinery.com 

 

Firesteed Cellars – Elegant fine wines and a view of the Coastal Range. Firesteed.com 

 

Cubanisimo Vineyards –Celebrate the wine experience Cuban Style! Cubanisimovineyards.com