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Best Places to Visit in Eugene

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Sometimes it is not necessary to settle for only the best to plan a perfect trip ever. At times, a well-planned holiday turns out to be a memorable one. But, when it comes to Eugene, you don't need to worry about any of those aspects. Visiting Eugene is all and only about traveling all your way from your homeland, and rest you can leave to the city. You are allowed to come here clueless, but make sure you have carried your camera with you. You don't even need to bank upon your companion if the people around you are so busy and occupied. A visit to Eugene would turn out to be a delight for those who possess a great wanderlust, and it is all that you want to make your trip an unforgettable one. Eugene is blessed with all those aspects that a traveler looks for. Hence, if you think that you have no inkling about your next move here, then all we can say it's good to be oblivion as plethora of surprises are awaiting you. Every corner of the city is just astonishing and perfect to cater to your spectrum of traveling needs and preferences.

Hult Center for the Performing Arts

Hult Center for the Performing Arts
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Hult Center for the Performing Arts opened its gates for the visitors in 1982. All credit of the foundation of Hult Center for the Performing Arts goes to its stalwart denizens. It can accommodate up to 4,998 people at a time. If you are an ardent history aficionado, then you must visit this place at least once. Its intriguing history can make your hair stand on its end. Hult Center for the Performing Arts has also been revered as an architectural wonder in the history of the city. It is believed to be an unbeatable platform for promoting and flourishing local talents from almost every field. This art facility has successfully earned an unquestionable reputation due to its jaw-dropping glass lobby, Soreng Theater, and Silva Concert Hall boasting of basketweave ceiling. Hult Center for the Performing Arts is engaged into promoting the local artists, facilitating people by extending access to Hult Center events, encouraging activities based on arts education, roping in new patrons, and flourishing visual arts in community.

Address: One Eugene Center, Eugene, Oregon 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.682.5000
Website: www.hultcenter.org

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
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The stones of Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art were laid on June 10, 1933. This eye-rolling creation was designed by by an architectural wizard, i.e., Ellis F. Lawrence. He was famed as the dean of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts. The museum houses the jaw-dropping Murray Warner Collection of Oriental Art. You will be amazed to know that Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art boasts of its over 3,000 masterpieces which were donated to the University of Oregon by Gertrude Bass Warner as she always wanted to keep the memories of her late husband alive forever. This, in turn, gave birth to the idea of Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The original collection is a great cultural representation of Japan and China. The museum also boasts astonishing works from Russia, Korea, Cambodia, Mongolia, Asia, Britain, and America. The museum has successfully made it to the list of the National Register for Historic Places. All credit goes to its jaw-dropping brickwork, unprecedented iron grill-work, serene Prince Lucien Campbell Memorial Courtyard, and decorative moldings. Now, you know why you owe a visit to to architectural wonder.

Address: 1430 Johnson Ln, Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States
Phone: 1 541.346.3027
Website: www.jsma.uoregon.edu
Operation Hours: Wednesday (11:00 am-8:00 pm); Thursday-Sunday (11:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium

Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium
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The foundation of Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium was laid in 1961. In 1977, Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium was incorporated as the Willamette Science & Technology Center. In 2002, the museum got its name, i.e., 'Science Factory'. The museum is engaged into roping in and encouraging children, evoking and flourishing their curiosity and inspiring them to develop a positive attitude towards science, technology and humanity. To execute and implement its mission, Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium conducts and organizes through its planetarium programs, hands-on exhibitions, computer workshops, school tours, science camps, and programs specially organized for guardians and teachers. The prime focus of the museum is children belonging to 2 to 14 years old age group. By and large, Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium promotes innovation as well as learning to have a better understanding of science and technology.

Address: 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, Oregon 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.682.7888
Website: www.sciencefactory.org
Operation Hours: Opens daily (10:00 am-4:00 pm)

Oregon Air and Space Museum

A-4E Skyhawk
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Nestling in Eugene Airport, Oregon Air and Space Museum opened its gates for the visitors in 1991. If space and aircraft always turn you on and excite you the most, then Oregon Air and Space Museum is something worth-visiting and exploring for you. This space museum is engaged into displaying myriads of breathtaking aircraft. The museum also boasts of its collection of artifacts which speak volume about aviation history. Oregon Air and Space Museum also engages into educating its visitors about the space technology via fun-way methods. The exhibits of Oregon Air and Space Museum consists of MIG 17, A-4 Skyhawk, French Nieuport, A-6, Marion Carl J-2 Taylor Cub, BD-5, T-34 Mentor, The David P. Galbraith model, Oregon Aces Wall, space exhibit, Globe Swift, Rutan Quickie, Smith Termite, Grumman A-6E Intruder, and engines.

Address: Eugene Airport, 90377 Boeing Drive, Eugene, Oregon 97402, United States
Phone: 1 541.461.1101
Website: www.oasmuseum.com/home.html
Operation Hours: Wednesday-Saturday (12:00 pm-4:00 pm); remains closed from Sunday to Tuesday

Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Mount Pisgah Arboretum
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Sprawling across 209 acres of land, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is famed amongst travelers as a living tree museum. People who are big time nature buffs call the place a true delight. The serenity of the facility is evident from each and every corner of it. It proudly brags about its water garden, riverside trails, wildflower meadows, evergreen forests, and oak savannas. No matter which age group you belong to, you will indeed fall head over heels for the arboretum.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum is engaged into enriching community by widening the horizon of their understanding ecology and also helping them unearthing the nexus between them and our ecosystem. Mount Pisgah Arboretum also facilitates its visitors by offering them various services, like, picnic area, public water system, restrooms, White Oak Pavilion, and visitor center. The White Oak Pavilion can be availed on pocket-friendly prices to organize lavishing wedding, birthday parties, and many other private events.

Address: 34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene, Oregon 97405, United States
Phone: 1 541.747.3817
Website: www.mountpisgaharboretum.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (6:00 am-7:00 pm)

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is also fondly called 'Castle on the Hill'. The popularity of this Victorian-era residence is evident from its position on the list of the National Register of Historical Places. The foundation of this Queen Anne-styled house was laid in 1888. It was built for Dr. T. W. Shelton. The credit of designing this house goes to a Salem architecture maestro, namely, Walter D. Pugh. Over the course of time, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House underwent several modifications and renovations. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House also conducts educational programs to educate people on local history, architecture, and ecology. Its other educational programs include Teaching America’s History Program, walking tours covering Skinner Butte and the East Skinner Butte Historic District, house tour guiding you about Victorian household, and traditional docent-guided house tour.

Address: 303 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.484.0808
Website: www.smjhouse.org
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Friday (10:00 am-1:00 pm); Saturday and Sunday (1:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays

W.O.W. Hall

W.O.W. Hall
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Operated & owned by the Community Center for the Performing Arts, the W.O.W. Hall is engaged into facilitating people from all walks of life by providing them with educational and arts opportunities, preserving the Woodmen of the World Hall and developing it into an art center for community, and creating opportunities and environment to promote and flourish local talent and thus enhance their creativity. W.O.W. Hall also remains available for conducting various workshops, lectures, rehearsals, classes, meetings, and recording sessions. The artwork of regional artists can be seen at Lobby Art Gallery. The Grand Design Tour, The Crookes, Great Grandpa, The Young Wild, Broken Cell, Black Bell, Eternal Covenant, Vial Experiment, Mad Professor with Brimstone Sounds, West Bound and Down, and many more are amongst its famous shows and events.

Address: 291 West 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
Phone: 1 541.687.2746
Website: www.wowhall.org

Skinner Butte Park

Skinner Butte Park
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If you want to spend your time in serenity, then you must spend it amidst nature. You can take your feet to Skinner Butte Park which is full of tranquility and greenery. Chirping of birds, rustling of leaves, and whistling of air are ample to supply you with a great dose of serenity. No other music in this world can replace this melodious music of nature. Such a delight it is to take a stroll amidst such pleasant nature and its extraordinaire. Sprawling across 100-acre of land, Skinner Butte Park is a breathtaking place to indulge into myriads of fun-filled activities. People are often spotted here picnicking and enjoying their cook-outs. The place is also famed for its adventurous hiking and rock climbing. The park is also dotted with playground for children. You can also lose yourself into bike trailing by Willamette River. If you are a passionate vegetation junky, then you may find Skinner Butte Park a true vista to enjoy the sight of various vegetables.
Address: 155 High Street, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
Website: www.skinnersbutte.com

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