Sightseeing in Oregon

Camping, Parties, and Barbecues with Animal Visits at Wildlife Safari (Up to 58% Off). Six Options Available.

Wildlife Safari

Winston

$350 $150

See the lions, elephants, and other animals up close with special events for families and adults

Overnight Sasquatch-Hunting Expedition for One or Two with Sasquatch Hunt (Up to 54% Off)

Sasquatch Hunt

Salem

$75 $35

Truth-seekers attempt to track down Sasquatch during an overnight camping trip with complimentary transportation to and from Salem

$35 for a Whale-Watching Tour, Museum Visit, and Whale Mug or Tote Bag ($70 Value)

Whale Research EcoExcursions

Depoe Bay

$70 $35

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

$35 for a Whale-Watching Tour, Museum Visit, and Whale Mug or Tote Bag ($70 Value)

Whale Research EcoExcursions

Depoe Bay

$70 $35

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

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

$10 $5

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

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

$10 $5

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

One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Mount Pisgah Arboretum (Up to 50% Off)

Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Eugene

$50 $25

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Join a nature education center, home to hundreds of plant species and over 7 miles of trails; benefits include free parking and guided walks

$39 for a Five-Hour Wine Tour to Three Wineries from Twilite Limousine and Tour Company ($78 Value)

Twilite Limousine and Tour Company

Oregon City

$78 $39

Chauffeured tour of three Oregon wineries with tasting fees included

Dairyland or Winery-and-Brewhouse Tour for Two or Four from Tillamook Eco Adventures (Up to 71% Off)

Tillamook Eco Adventures

Blue Heron

$150 $52

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

Membership for Two or Family, Interactive Events, Party, or Camp at Portland Aquarium (Up to 53% Off)

Portland Aquarium

Milwaukie

$89.95 $45

Thousands of species, including stingrays, jellyfish, leopard shark, and fish native to Oregon's coast

Membership or Visit to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Dalles

$35 $17

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Sprawled across 54 acres, dynamic, interactive center celebrates the heritage and native wildlife of the Columbia Gorge and its surroundings

Membership or Visit to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Dalles

$35 $17

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Sprawled across 54 acres, dynamic, interactive center celebrates the heritage and native wildlife of the Columbia Gorge and its surroundings

Tickets for One, Two, or Four to the Lavendar Blues Festival on July 26 at Meier Farms Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Meier Farms Vineyards

Helvetia

$10 $6

Blues bands, food vendors, and various wines all come together for a celebration of summer

Four-Hour Winery Tour for One or Two from Embrace Oregon Tours in McMinnville (Up to 54% Off)

Embrace Oregon Tours

McMinnville

$128 $64

Sample wines from three vineyards, feast on gourmet snacks, and learn about the region's viticultural history

$19 for Entry for a Team of up to Four in the Family Division at the Great Salem Race On Saturday, August 16 ($35 Value)

The Great Salem Race

Salem

$35 $19

4th annual family-friendly scavenger hunt goes through Salem as people complete challenges, solve clues, & race through 3- to 5-mile course

$19 for Entry for a Team of up to Four in the Family Division at the Great Salem Race On Saturday, August 16 at 10 a.m. ($35 Value)

The Great Salem Race

Salem

$35 $19

3rd annual family-friendly scavenger hunt goes through Salem as people complete challenges, solve clues, & race through 3- to 5-mile course

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The entire Earth spins inside of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It's as if visitors have launched into outer space, where they can see everything—clouds forming over North America, hurricanes churning in the tropics, and millions of animals in migration. Night falls, and the major cities light up Earth's continents like misshapen Christmas trees. Just then, the planet disappears, and in its place rises a spinning orb of fire and violent solar storms: the sun. The display, appropriately titled Science On a Sphere, is actually a 6-foot animated globe powered by a series of video projectors. It serves as the perfect centerpiece for OMSI's Earth Hall, which explores geology, tectonics, and everything else that makes Earth a living planet. The hall's exhibits let visitors control wind turbines and launch satellites into space.

Earth Hall is only one section of the museum, however. More hands-on activities wait within Turbine Hall, where kids design bridges and boats. Visitors can tour the USS Blueback, a U.S. Navy attack submarine that guarded the Pacific for 31 years, or gaze towards the heavens inside of Kendall Planetarium, which uses real-time 3D graphics to transport audiences into the very heart of black holes. Even Theory, the onsite eatery, has an educational focus. The restaurant's displays explore food sciences while Chef Ryan Morgan and his team use local ingredients to cook meals in full view.

Although every corner of OMSI sparks scientific curiosity, the museum's educational programs take things one step further. The faculty hosts astronomy camps and teaches 50-minute interactive labs in which kids might make soap or dissect a squid—a requisite skill for any future biologist or sushi chef.

1945 SE Water Ave
Portland,
OR
US

Every year, revelers gather in the forest of the Pacific Northwest to "experience the magic of the realm." Faerieworlds brings together music acts from around the globe, including celtic rock bands, folks trios, didgeridoo prodigies, ghost cellists, and more ethereal artists. Under bright lights and twinkling stars, audiences shed their inhibitions to dance, commune, eat, drink, and find new friends during the three-day celebration.

Faerieworlds, a soft footprint event, reduces its impact on the physical world by using environmentally-sound practices and encouraging audiences to do the same. Organic and vegetarian food vendors fill the bellies of hungry guests. Afterwards, they can employ the onsite glass, paper, and plastic recycling programs. A rideshare program helps save gas, and 100% green electrical power reduces the footprint more effectively than building a massive megaphone in front of every stage.

34901 Frank Parrish Road
Eugene,
OR
US

Plumes of steam puff from the locomotive as it travels along the Pacific coast. A mountainside blanketed in evergreens towers above the vessel as waves pound against the boulder-strewn shore below. The nonprofit Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad serves as both a living history museum and excursion operator for the state's forested coastline. Antique locomotives that hearken back to the region's logging origins take guests on waterside excursions as a crew feeds the engines recycled motor oil and coal-flavored candies. Seasonal events bring about the railroad?s dinner trains, which treat guests to four-course meals as they gaze at the sparkling water of Tillamook and Nehalem Bays.

Hwy. 101 and 1st St.
Rockaway Beach,
OR
US

As a kid, marine biologist and gray whale researcher Carrie Newell dreamed of working on Jacques Cousteau's team. In 2004, that dream approached reality when Jean-Michel Cousteau, Jacques's son, asked Carrie to contribute her groundbreaking research to The Gray Whale Obstacle Course, an episode in the first season of his PBS series. Carrie continues to share her passion and knowledge for gray whales on daily, year-round trips through Whale Research EcoExcursions. After an educational talk, Carrie invites up to six guests to board a six-person ex-coast guard Zodiac and venture into waters where gray whales swim during summer feasts and winter migrations. Carrie also teaches patrons about marine life through her Whale, Sea Life & Shark Museum, which she stocks with her extensive collection of shark, seabird, sea lion, seal, and gray whale artifacts.

2345 S Hwy 101
Depoe Bay,
OR
US

Inspired by The Amazing Race, CityScape Adventures—held across the United States—entangle race participants in webs of 12 puzzles and challenges in citywide races to the finish line. Participants compete in teams of two, using their wits, teamwork, and underground network of mutant-turtle spies to complete the tasks given at the start of the race. The 12 challenges take the form of puzzles, riddles, and clues that guide treasure hunters to a specific location within the city, where each team must complete a special task using only their cleverness and muscles. Players can also use the Internet, and the winning team is usually the one that best leverages its resources. The first team to successfully complete all tasks and vault over the finish line will receive a prize and assembly line of high-fives.

910 Northwest 14th Avenue
Portland,
OR
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Pro Tip: Bring a pair of binoculars to get good views of birds, wildlife, and distant landscape features.

Handicap Accessible: No

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Nature tour of the Columbia River Gorge

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Ivan Phillipsen, Co-Owner And Naturalist Guide

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

On our tours, we leave no stone unturned, so to speak. As biologists and naturalists, we're passionate about the whole natural world, from the tiniest insect or plant, to the biggest rivers and mountains. We make sure to bring the full spectrum of nature to the attention of our guests. On a hike to a popular waterfall, for example, we might stop to muck around near a small stream to see what creatures are hidden there. We feel that we can show our guests things that they won't see on tours offered by other businesses.

P.O. Box 40797
Portland,
OR
US