Sightseeing in McMinnville

Ghost Shuttle-Tour for Two or Four from Spirit Expeditions (52% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Central Area

A ghost shuttle-tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $24

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Whale-Watching Tour, Museum Visit, and 11 x 14 Matted Whale Photo for One or Two (53% Off)

Whale Research EcoExcursions

Depoe Bay

Guests spot gray whales up-close on a 90-minute tour, learn more about marine life in a whale museum, and bring home a photo of a gray whale

$70 $33

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Dairyland or Winery-and-Brewhouse Tour for Two or Four from Tillamook Eco Adventures (Up to 64% Off)

Tillamook Eco Adventures

Blue Heron

Pet baby calves on a tour of local dairy farms or sip samples of beer and wine at the Pelican Pub Tap Room and Nehalem Winery tasting room

$150 $65

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Elk Farm Tour and Petting Zoo Visit for 2, 4, 10, or 20 at Rosse Posse Acres, Inc. (50% Off)

Rosse Posse Acres, Inc.

Molalla

Farm co-owner Brenda Ross leads tours of the working elk ranch and offers interesting facts, views of the elk, and a petting zoo visit

$10 $5

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Annual Membership for One, Two, or Five at the Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery (Up to 51% Off)

Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery

Beaverton

Museum explores the historical significance and clever design of more than 1,500 board games; collectible card games, 3D puzzles, and more

$50 $25

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Gordon House Tour for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Gordon House

Silverton

Guests amble through 45-minute guided tours of the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed home in Oregon

$30 $15

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$34 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour from Portland by Segway ($65 Value)

Portland By Segway

Portland By Segway

Auto-balancing personal transporters glide riders through tours of Portland to explore the downtown’s architecture, the waterfront, and more

$65 $34

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$37 for One Segway Tour for One from Oregon Nation Tours ($69 Value)

Oregon Nation Tours

Downtown Portland

Segways cruise through downtown Portland catching glimpes of historic landmarks or pass along the scenic Willamette River

$69 $37

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$25 for a 2.5-Hour East-Side Pedicab Brewery Experience for Two from PDX Pedicab ($50 Value)

PDX Pedicab

Madison's Bar & Grill

Cyclists drive tandem passengers to up to three local breweries—some with discounted pints—on an eco-friendly adventure

$50 $25

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Annual Membership or One-Day Admission for Two to Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

Stevenson

Museum tells the story of Columbia Gorge from the viewpoint of both 19th century pioneers and the Chinook people who lived there long before

$40 $18

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Some of the biggest heroes of WWII are on display inside the Erickson Aircraft Collection. In 1983, Jack Erickson started to collect rare but significant aircraft from aviation's history with a special emphasis placed on Navy and Air Force planes from WWII. Eventually, the collection grew to a size that warranted its own custom-built 64,00-square-foot hangar.

  • Size: more than 20 rare aircraft that sprawl across an open hangar
  • Eye Catcher: the B-17's nose art, which was painted by aviation artist and historian Gary Velasco
  • Early Airliner: the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, which was a readily recognized U.S. Army Air Force fighter in use during WWII
  • Something More Acrobatic: the P-47 Thunderbolt, which was able to dive with grace despite being the heaviest armed single-engine American fighter of WWII
  • Hidden Gems: A working jeep and tank also sit out on the hangar floor, though they most likely can't fly.
  • On Display: remnants of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's Mitsubishi G4M shot down by WWII fighter pilot Rex T. Barber
  • Special Events: You can see many of the planes in flight during local air shows.
6030 Hangar Rd
Tillamook,
OR
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A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is a hands-on children's museum spread across three historical houses that reside in Riverfront Park. It is named after A.C. Gilbert, a Salem native, toy magnate, and inventor of the Erector Set. True to a life spent creating educational and scientific toys, his namesake museum provides a place for kids to interact with exhibits that encourage play and provoke thought. From a giant model of an animal cell to a faux paleontological dig full of ancient bones to musical instruments like a South American rainwheel, the museum's stations encompass a number of scientific and cultural disciplines?though little ones might only interpret each activity as fun. Furthermore, youth can heal stuffed animals in the Village Vet Room or scale a 52-foot edifice that is one of the world's largest Erector Set towers, boasting three slides and a maze.

116 Marion Street Northeast
Salem,
OR
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Historic Deepwood Estate's 1894 Queen Anne home rests its gables amid approximately 4 acres of lush gardens and nature trails, fascinating visitors with its Victorian-era architectural features and insightful exhibits. The Cherry Jubilee benefit dinner kicks off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail party and a silent auction, where revelers can raise hands, paddles, or 20-foot oars to bid on myriad prizes, including a one-week getaway at Eagle Crest Resort, golf outings, and spa packages. The estate’s intricately designed gardens will play host to the evening's cherry-themed four-course dinner, which commences with a spinach, almond, cherry, and manchego cheese salad and culminates with delectable desserts, such as cherry tarts and italian panna cotta luxuriating in a cherry-infused sea. Live music by JT & The Tourists revives the poodle-skirt sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, specially remixed to conscript shoes into bobby-soxing dance armies. Proceeds from the Cherry Jubilee dinner and silent auction benefit the Friends of Deepwood and their quest for historic preservation.

1116 Mission St SE
Salem,
OR
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The picture preservers at A Framer's Touch encase beloved paintings, photos, and keepsakes in artfully constructed wall hangings that have garnered numerous awards at regional and international framing competitions. After art is transported to the shop, certified framers embark upon the 10-step framing process by consulting with customers to decide on the piece's materials, design, and ability to hang. A stockade of approximately 2,500 moulding samples proffers ample aesthetic options for frames' outer boundaries, and a variety of mats, glass coverings, and needlework choices allow for mind-bending levels of customization. Though rates vary as much as each piece's framed-in contents, basic prices range from $39.99 for an 8"x10" frame to $139.99 for a 24"x36" frame with a mat. To ensure professional work and eliminate the chances of frames being lost or damaged while catapulted between store and workshop, all framing takes place in A Framer's Touch's art-coddling shop.

1920 21st Ave
Forest Grove,
OR
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In 1792, Captain Robert Gray navigated his ship, the Columbia Rediviva, into a hidden river entrance. In doing so, he discovered one of America's largest rivers, and quickly named it after his trusty boat. Gray would be best remembered for his foray into the Columbia River, but that leg of the journey was just one part of his explorations throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Garibaldi Maritime Museum honors his voyages ?and those of others?with models and displays about sailing in the 18th century.

  • Eye Catcher: An eight-foot-tall reproduction of the figurehead of the Columbia, which was also the first U.S. ship to circle the globe without a big push from a whale

  • Permanent Mainstay: A half-model of the Columbia shows how the ship was provisioned for its journeys

  • Don't Miss: An exhibit on the history of the city of Garibaldi fills an entire wing of the museum with turn-of-the-century photos and artifacts

  • For the Little Ones: Staff costumed in tri-tip hats help kids to solve ship-construction puzzles and handle items such as hard tack and tea bricks

112 Garibaldi Ave.
Garibaldi,
OR
US

For more than 50 years, the geologists of Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals have invited the world to peruse their collections within a historic, ranch-style home in Hillsboro. But the specimens on display have been around for eons longer than that house has stood. There are cross sections of petrified wood, for instance, with a "Talking Log" exhibit to explain how wood transforms into stone over millions of years. Semi-transparent agate stones tell the tale of the planet's volcanic past with their intricately formed layers, and meteorites bear the pockmarks of their plummets to earth. A room of fluorescent stones glow neon in the dark?a remnant from the prehistoric days before cavemen discovered lava lamps.

Most of these collections are on display indoors, but the museum's outdoor grounds are also a draw. Visitors can wander along a sandstone-tiled path, exploring lush gardens filled with ferns, wildflowers, and rhododendrons. If you walk this path?whether during a spontaneous visit or during an organized event such as the summer festival?you may spot some natural wildlife, such as deer, rabbits, or hummingbirds frenetically sipping from a feeder.

26385 NW Groveland Dr
Hillsboro,
OR
US