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  1. Alpaca Tour

    Spend a relaxing day exploring the beautiful foothills of the Cascade mountains, traversing rolling farmland, crossing covered bridges, viewing towering mountains and deep green valleys, and visiting farms raising the magical alpaca. On the half-day Alpaca Auto Tour you will have the opportunity to visit…

    Location: Albany, OR
  2. America’s First Transcontinental Auto Race Historical Marker

    Automotive history was made here June 20, 1905, when the first car to cross the Cascade Mountains conquered the Santiam Wagon Road.  Dwight Huss drove “Old Scout,” a 1904 Oldsmobile curved-dash runabout, from New York to Portland in 44 days.  “Old Scout” was the first…

    Location: Hwy 20, Milepost 47, OR 97386
  3. Applegate Trail Interpretive Center Museum

    What was it like to come to Oregon in a wagon train?  Why is Jesse Applegate regarded as one of Oregon’s first statesmen?  What was the geopolitical import of the Applegate Trail? This stop, easily found off I-5, teaches Oregon history, pioneer history and lifestyle, and…

    Location: 500 Sunny Valley Loop, Sunny Valley, OR 97497
  4. Architectural Heritage Center

    The Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) is located in the the oldest standing commercial building on the east side of the Willamette River. Each year more than 30 education programs and exhibits held there cover topics from Portland history to area architects, and architectural styles. The AHC is…

    Location: 701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
  5. Arts Central Station

    The Arts Central Station is housed in Bend’s historic train depot.  The 1911 structure was moved stone by stone to this site in 2000 to remove it from the path of new highway construction. The Arts Central Station is a prime example of a marriage…

    Location: 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend, , OR 97702
  6. Barlow Road Tollgate Maples – Heritage Trees

    Near the town of Rhododendron, two bigleaf maple trees stand on each side of the replica tollgate that marks the westernmost and last tollgate operated on the Barlow Road—the branch of the Oregon Trail that crossed Mt Hood.  The construction of this road and subsequent…

    Location: Barlow Toll Gate, Hwy. 26, 1 mi. east of Rhododendron, MP 45-46, Rhododendron, OR 97049
  7. Barlow Trail

    Walking the Barlow Trail – seeing the wagon ruts, walking on the trail pioneers used, looking at the scarred trees where they used ropes to lower wagons down hills, and envisioning wagons loaded with what remained of peoples’ lives traveling this route – brings history…

    Location: 040 Main Street, Dufur, OR 97021
  8. Barlow Trail Roadhouse

    An authentic log cabin rich in history and legends, The Barlow Trail Roadhouse dates back to 1926 and is loved by everyone who visits. Locals, travelers and tourists alike have made this restaurant one of their favorite gathering places.  The building has a wonderful rustic…

    Location: 69580 E Highway 26, Welches, OR 97067
  9. Beacon Rock

    Beacon Rock is an easy, historic, and scenic hiking trail along the Columbia River Gorge located in the 4,650-acre Beacon Rock State Park . Climb the switchback trail to the top of this 848-foot-tall monolith for jaw-dropping views of the Columbia Gorge far below. Beacon Rock…

    Location: Beacon Rock State Park
  10. Beckie’s Cafe

    Beckie’s Cafe, listed on the National Historic Register, was built in the early 1920s by Ed Beckelhymer and sits along the banks of Union Creek, near the Rogue River, a scenic waterway that is enjoyed by many rafters and fishermen. Historic Beckie’s  is known for its huckleberry…

    Location: 56484 Highway 62, Prospect, Oregon, OR 97536
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