Sightseeing in Southeast Salem

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

Gordon House

Silverton

$30 $15

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

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

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

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

$50 $25

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

$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

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

Visit to Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals

North Plains

$16 $9

Museum on the National Register for Historic Places gives visitors a firsthand look at meteorites, fossils, petrified wood, and lapidary art

One-Year Family or Individual Membership to Audubon Society of Portland (51% Off)

Audubon Society of Portland

Northwest District

$45 $22

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Membership includes a newsletter subscription, members-only discounts, and the knowledge that you're helping to protect Oregon's birds

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

Oregon Nation Tours

Downtown Portland

$69 $37

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

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

PDX Pedicab

Madison's Bar & Grill

$50 $25

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

$20 for Large Box of Organic Heirloom Tomatoes from Bella Organic Farm and Winery ($40 Value)

Bella Organic Farm and Winery

Sauvie Island

$40 $20

Catch a tractor ride or other forms of farm fun while receiving a box of farmer-picked organic heirloom tomatoes

Historic Segway Tour for One or Two from Vancouver Segway Tours (Up to 41% Off)

Vancouver Segway Tours

Hudson's Bay

$75 $45

90-minute tour includes safety information and Segway instruction plus sweeping views of historic Fort Vancouver and the Columbia River

Admission for Two or Four, or Private Tour for Up to 20 at Philip Foster Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Philip Foster Farm

Eagle Creek

$10 $6

Guides dressed in historical garb educate guests on the rich history that the farm played in establishing Oregon as a state

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

Annual Membership or One-Day Admission for Two to Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

Stevenson

$40 $20

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

Select Local Merchants

When Honeywood Winery first began in 1933, it wasn't a winery at all, but rather a distillery that produced fruit cordials and brandies. Today, it's one of Oregon’s oldest operating wineries, producing a wide variety of fruit wines and a handful of reds and whites. In all, 50 different housemade wines are available, enough to float a battleship or a houseboat owned by a Rockefeller. And the winery's location in Salem isn't random—its proximity to Willamette Valley grants it easy access to many stalwart vineyards of the area. Visitors can peruse the marketplace for bottles, edibles, and gifts, or head to the tasting room for a complimentary sampling of wines.

1350 Hines St SE
Salem,
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Salem Scuba & Travel, Inc., a five-star PADI dive center, runs scuba-diving and snorkeling lessons for students of all levels. Its instructors pride themselves on being able to help new and nervous divers swim like naturals, with all the agility and grace of fish. After completing a course on open water diving, students can take part in a Salem Scuba?led diving trip to Fiji, Cozumel, and other exotic destinations. The onsite shop offers equipment such as drysuits and tanks.

1170 Vista Ave SE
Salem,
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The Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill preserves slices of valley history by word and deed, keeping up 14 historic structures and filling them with historical tours and living history displays. The Jason Lee house represents the oldest building on campus, built in 1841. The structure also boasts the title of oldest surviving wooden frame house in the Pacific Northwest, and its interior sports the period appropriate furnishings right down to an iron stove and a snoring, bonneted grandmother. Nearby stands the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, and piece of the Industrial Revolution that has survived since 1896, earning recognition as an American Treasure by the National Park Service. Workers keep the buildings clean and sound for tours and rentals, while actors keep the ground vibrant with living historical portrayals.

1313 Mill St SE
Salem,
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Finding Bigfoot, whenever it happens, will be a matter of being in the right place at the right time. The guides at Sasquatch Hunt try to increase those odds by hosting a series of overnight stakeouts through the summer. During each Saturday session, parties set up camp in the woodsy wilderness of Oregon to keep vigil for evidence of the elusive creature, whether it's the enormous footprints, the sounds of rustling brambles and bushes, or the fleeting bluetooth signal of Bigfoot's smartphone.

Sasquatch Hunt falls under the umbrella of Spirit Expeditions, which specializes in haunted walking tours of historic cities throughout America.

150 High St SE
Salem,
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Elsinore Gallery owners Steve and Barbara Narkaus preserve all varieties of memento within more than 200 types of frames. Alongside stock and custom frames of wood, metal, and lacquer, hundreds of matting options give dimension to encased diplomas, family portraits, or parking tickets. Frames in sizes 24"x30" or 24"x36" preserve larger items, such as a movie poster or a member of the rebel forces frozen in carbonite. The husband-and-wife pair also stocks the shop's gallery with the works of local artists, including Barbara's own golf-theme artwork, which grants everlasting views of the scenic golf courses in the Pacific Northwest.

444 Ferry St SE
Salem,
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Urban scavengers take to the streets of Salem to solve clues and complete challenges in The Great Salem Race. The third-annual scavenger hunt takes competitors through a 3- to 5-mile course?the length depends on the route competitors take and how efficiently they solve the clues?during which they will discover or re-discover some of Salem's finest sites and businesses. Most teams will complete the course by 1 p.m., after which they can enjoy food and drink specials at the official after-party. Proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Salem, Salem Leadership Foundation and the Inspire Foundation.

200 Commercial Street Southeast
Salem,
OR
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