7 Sights in OR, United States (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in OR, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in OR, United States.

List of cities in United States Sightseeing Tours in OR

1. Willamette Queen

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Willamette Queen Don Graham from Redlands, CA, USA - God bless it! / CC BY-SA 2.0

Since the early 1980s, several non-steam-powered sternwheel riverboats have been built and operated on major waterways in the U. S. state of Oregon, primarily the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, as river cruise ships used for tourism. Although configured as sternwheelers, they are not paddle steamers, but rather are motor vessels that are only replicas of paddle steamers. They are powered instead by diesel engines. The Lurdine was, when launched in 1983, "the first passenger-carrying sternwheeler in decades to [operate] on the Columbia River". In the case of the 1983-built M. V. Columbia Gorge, the construction and operation of a tourist sternwheeler was led by local government officials who viewed the idea as potentially being a major tourist attraction, giving an economic boost to their area, Cascade Locks, Oregon.

Wikipedia: Willamette Queen (EN)

2. Eco-Earth Globe

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Eco-Earth Globe Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives / Attribution

Eco-Earth Globe, sometimes referred to simply as Eco Earth, is an outdoor sculpture depicting a globe, located in Riverfront Park in Salem, Oregon, in the United States. Completed in 2003, the globe was converted from an acid storage ball with a 26-foot (7.9 m) diameter that previously belonged to Boise Cascade, a pulp and paper company. Conceived by Mayor Roger Gertenrich, the community art project was funded by community members. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, the sculpture "was an opportunity for students, and talented volunteers from Salem's art community to collaborate and create hundreds of ceramic icons that represent and teach about different cultures". Mary P. D. Heintzman, a local art teacher and artist, served as the project's art director.

Wikipedia: Eco-Earth Globe (EN)

3. Mahonia Hall

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Mahonia Hall is the official residence of the governor of Oregon, located in Oregon's capital city, Salem. The building was acquired by the state in 1988 with private donations. It is also known as the T. A. Livesley House or Thomas and Edna Livesley Mansion, after its original owners. The house was renamed Mahonia Hall after the scientific name of the Oregon-grape, Mahonia aquifolium, Oregon's state flower. A naming contest was held by The Oregonian in 1988, and Eric Johnson, a 13-year-old from Salem, came up with the winning entry. Other finalists were The Eyrie, Trail's End, The Oregon House, and The Cascade House. Governor Neil Goldschmidt and his family were the first official residents.

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4. Salem Downtown State Street-Commercial Street Historic District

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Salem Downtown State Street-Commercial Street Historic District M.O. Stevens / Public domain

The Salem Downtown State Street – Commercial Street Historic District comprises a portion of the central business district of Salem, Oregon, United States. Located on the Willamette River transportation corridor and near Jason Lee's Mission Mill, Salem's downtown area was first platted in 1846. Subsequent development patterns closely reflected the drivers of Salem's growth as an important agricultural and commercial center. Surviving buildings represent a wide range of architectural styles from the 1860s through the 1950s. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Wikipedia: Salem Downtown State Street – Commercial Street Historic District (EN)

5. Hallie Ford Art Museum

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The Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA) is the museum of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, United States. It is the third largest art museum in Oregon. Opened in 1998, the facility is across the street from the Oregon State Capital in downtown Salem, on the western edge of the school campus. Hallie Ford exhibits collections of both art and historical artifacts with a focus on Oregon related pieces of art and artists in the 27,000 square feet (2,500 m2) facility. The museum also hosts various traveling exhibits in two of its six galleries.

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6. Magnolia Park

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Magnolia Park is a municipal park in the Tanasbourne neighborhood of Hillsboro, Oregon. Opened in 2008, the 3.11 acres (12,600 m2) community park is off northwest 102nd avenue between Walker and Cornell roads near the Streets of Tanasbourne shopping center. The park includes a basketball court, children's play equipment, picnic shelter, tennis court, and water fountain designed for cooling among other amenities.

Wikipedia: Magnolia Park (Hillsboro, Oregon) (EN)

7. Waldo Park

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Waldo Park is a municipal park, located in downtown Salem, Oregon, United States. It is one of the smallest city parks in the world, measuring 12 by 20 feet. The park consists of a giant sequoia surrounded by landscaping and marked with a plaque and sign.

Wikipedia: Waldo Park (EN)

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