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.
Cowgirl Kim wasn't always a ranch-dwelling gal. As a child, she grew up in the city, but her heart remained in the country. Not only did she ride every pony she could find in the state of Oregon, she also tried to convince her mother that their garage was plenty big enough for a pony. Then came Cowboy Bob. The two hit it off, and eventually achieved their dream of living the ranch lifestyle, buying the five acres that now hold Oregon Dream Ponies. Here, with their 12 ponies and horses, 2 ducks, 4 dogs, and 2,000 Christmas trees, the couple hosts birthday parties and pony experiences, giving kids from the city plenty of time to learn about rural life and ride ponies. For that latter adventure, guides hand lead each pony ride to ensure kids don’t make a break for the coast, while more thorough lessons teach children how to responsibly lead themselves.
Searching for an affordable and well-stocked grocery store in Gervais? Look no further than Bauman Farms.
Whether you're cooking for yourself or for your family, some canned goods from here are a great side choice for lunch or dinner.
Bread at Bauman Farms is absolutely delicious.
When you're looking for a little tart flavor to add to your meal, you'll want to grab some vinegar. For something a little more savory, that definitely calls for oil. When you shop here, you can stock up on either to ensure your food is tart and savory in equal measures.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Bauman Farms and stay on the go all the time.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at Bauman Farms.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
Kick off your weekend with a barbecue. Pick up some fresh and tender meats from here and start cooking.
Pick up some noodles from Bauman Farms and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Bauman Farms' impressive coffee and tea connection.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Cooking for your date night? Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make an impressive and tasty dish.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Bauman Farms.
So head on over to Bauman Farms in Gervais and pick up some fresh produce and other tasty grocery items.
For John and Kristi Heiser, moving out to the farm in 1991 meant raising a family of self-sufficient kids. The farm began humbly enough, producing strawberries,
melons, and a thriving pumpkin patch. Before long, folks in the surrounding area began to cotton on to the family-friendly atmosphere, and the homestead became a destination for school trips and weekend outings. With the recent acquisition and remodeling of a neighboring Dust Bowl-era barn, the Heisers started hosting social events.
During harvest time, the farm whirs into high gear. A nostalgic John Deere trundles by, towing a train of hay-filled wagons. The Grand Island Railroad carts around passengers on its miniature train cars, much to the chagrin of squirrel commuters stuck at its crossings. Visitors forage in the pumpkin patches in search of one to take home, while amateur cannoneers shoot the spherical squash from air-powered devices. To infuse the farm with macabre fun during Halloween, the Heisers transform the pastoral corn maze into the haunt of spooky spirits.
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.
Get ready for a cultural experience unlike any other at Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy in Lincoln City.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're devoted to discovering new and exciting cultures, stop by today and learn something new.