Four Horsemen Haunted Attractions spooks its guests twice over with two connected haunted houses spanning more than 18,000 square feet. The gut-wrenching walkthroughs kick off with Primus, where scientists have uncovered strange organisms that showcase advances in science and medicine. But what they uncovered is not at benign as it seemed, causing horrific mutations of the most ancient kind. Four Horsemen's actors elicit screams through dialogue and shocking reveals, elevating the genre beyond cheap-and-dirty scare tactics that usually include dressing up like each guest’s high-school gym teacher. In the connected Hellhouse, guests follow in the footsteps of a film crew hoping to find the mysterious place where a band of serial killers kept their victims. Scripted live-action sequences and seamlessly integrated video back up roving monsters, creating a uniquely immersive haunted experience.
Good Times neighborhood pub hums with lively chatter and upbeat music from the early morning until late at night, becoming quieter during the laidback afternoon hours and loudening once blues jams and live DJ performances get started. Bartenders craft mixed drinks and dish out drafts from the bar's selection of 37 microbrews, domestics, and imports on tap. Servers dodge wayward pool sticks as they seek out tables, juggling trays of specialty burgers, crispy nachos, and—during weekend breakfast hours—giant stacks of fluffy pancakes.
The atmosphere is equally energetic out on the outdoor patio, a covered terrace that reporters from Eugene Weekly described as "huge" and "pool bedecked". Here, customers perch on tall black chairs, their faces illuminated by glowing heat lamps and TVs broadcasting live sporting events or breaking news from the trusted source of Sesame Street.
The River Rock Summer Concert Series spreads out along the bank of the Willamette River, drawing crowds to watch legends and rising stars of rock, blues, and soul strut their stuff. Local Northwest wine and beer offerings are available and food vendors dish up everything from pulled pork and mac and cheese to jambalaya and oyster shooters. Families can enjoy the children’s area presented by Discovery Village with hands on activities such as blowing bubbles or constructing a functional recording booth from giant blocks.
Two of Christian music’s most iconic artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith join forces to spread the good news, leading congregations in melodious worship on their 2 Friends Tour. Since 1982, this dynamic duo has engaged millions to flock to their catchy, ecclesiastical pop music, sharing a musical camaraderie as impenetrable as a fortress with abandonment issues. Amy Grant, author of No. 1 hits such as “El Shaddai” and “Baby Baby,” has shared her gift of song for more than 30 years, selling more than 30 million albums, garnering six Grammys, and earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Michael W. Smith has earned countless accolades with his tremendous songbook of head-bobbing hymns and choir-rousing hits. Sharing the stage for the first time in two decades, Amy and Michael thrill fans with new psalms and favorites from their sonic scroll, merging their sets with joyful duets and chemistry that crackles like Abbott and Costello after getting struck by lightning.
The bumping beats and hearty eats of Element Restaurant & Lounge act as a siren song to party-loving palates. Bring a bathing suit and dive into a drink menu boasting more than 25 inimitable mixed drinks, such as the Dragon Blush martini made from dragonberry Bacardi rum, white grape, strawberry syrup, soda, and the fang of one Hungarian Horntail ($8). Libationistas can also saddle up to the bar with the Kentucky Breakfast concoction, made from smoked peach whiskey, organic maple syrup, and apple cider ($8), or choose from a wealth of beers such as Tecate ($3), Caldera Amber ($4), and the Anderson Oatmeal Stout ($4).
Duke's Country Bar & Grill brings the flavors of sizzling Southern and Southwestern cuisine up north, sating diners with juicy, marinated sirloin steaks, slow-cooked barbecue pulled pork, and hulking burgers topped with fried onion rings, pepper jack, and bacon. Sports fans can watch football and basketball on six 32-inch plasma TVs and two 50-inch screens, fueling their game day fervor with fried chicken tenders or nachos slathered in salsa and bacon black beans. Guests can also pair sizzling chicken enchiladas and saucy smoked pork ribs with frosty draft beers and potent specialty cocktails while enjoying the grill's regular schedule of entertainment, including monthly line dancing and twice-weekly karaoke. Additionally, in the bar's spacious music venue, throngs of concert-goers cheer as guitar-wielding troubadours take the stage in front of a wall-sized American flag and perform rousing anthems of country music and heartland rock.