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You haven’t experienced Oregon until you’ve visited Eugene! This vibrant college town is home to the University of Oregon ducks and prides itself as TrackTown USA. Amtrak’s Eugene Depot is in the heart of historic downtown Eugene surrounded by hotels, fine dining, shopping and performing arts. Markets, celebrations and street fairs keep this community hopping. Golf courses, breweries, art galleries and sports venues are integrated in the business district, so fun naturally follows work. With award-winning public transportation and dedicated bike lanes, it is easy to explore Eugene.
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Take the train on game day! The Amtrak depot is two miles from Autzen Stadium and PK Park. Arrive in downtown Eugene and join the students walking the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System to the game, or catch a shuttle. The University of Oregon (UO) serves over 20,000 students studying over 200 academic programs. The main campus comprises 80 architecturally- significant buildings on 295 beautiful acres. The Ford Alumni Center offers tours six days a week, or take a self-guided tour of the UO’s sustainability, campus trees, artwork or architecture. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has an extensive collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and European Art.
A cultural center for Eugene, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts comprises a large concert hall with beautiful architecture and excellent acoustical features, a smaller theater and a visual arts gallery. The Hult Center, along with other local venues, offers a robust calendar featuring international headliners as well as local talent. Performing arts include the Eugene Ballet Company, Eugene Concert Choir, Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony and more
Over 100 miles of paved riverfront paths and multi-use trails connect downtown Eugene and downtown Springfield. Five pedestrian/bike bridges crisscross the Willamette River. In the spring the Owen Memorial Rose Garden blossoms with 4,000 roses and the country’s oldest and largest Black Tartarian cherry tree. In the fall, colorful foliage transforms the riverbank into a palette of red, orange, yellow and gold. Explore Skinner Butte Park with its historic landmarks, RiverPlay playground and scenic viewpoint overlooking Eugene. Named a 2013 Top Urban Bike Path by USA Today.
Eugene’s answer to chic, the Fifth Street Public Market offers fashionable shopping and fantastic dining in a rambling historic building. Courtyards and balconies weave together five floors of specialty retail shops. Highlights include an international food court, coffee shop, swank boutique hotel, salon and day spa, wine tasting and Eugene’s esteemed Marche restaurant. Enjoy live entertainment. During the holidays, it “snows” every weekend at dusk, rain or shine.
It’s a tradition! Since the early 70s local artisans have gathered at Eugene’s Park Blocks rain or shine to sell their handmade or home-grown products. This is the oldest weekly, open-air market in the country! Shop for unique gifts from tie dye to jewelry. Enjoy delicious food and live entertainment. Every Saturday from April through October.
From Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood to downtown Springfield, the Eugene Ale Trail showcases the region’s top breweries. Tour flagship brewers like Ninkasi Brewing Company and discover fantastic small batch breweries like Claim 52 Brewing and Agrarian Ales Brewing Company. Stamps on the Eugene Ale Trail passport earn fun prizes while supplies last
This spectacular riverfront park is home to the Cuthbert Amphitheatre, the Nobel Peace Park, The Science Factory and Pre’s Trail. Adjacent the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System and close to Autzen Stadium and PK Park, Alton Baker Park is a great afternoon destination. During the summer rent paddle boards and kayaks from local vendors. Picnic under the pavilions along the river and watch the ducks swimming in the pond. Art and the Vineyard is a signature event held here each summer. The park also hosts numerous festivals and running events.
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