Downtown Salem businesses are designated with the city icon.

Marion or Polk Counties

Aurora Colony National Historic District

Unique 19th-Century town, founded by German and Swiss immigrants in 1856. Vintage and antique shops, art galleries, wine tasting, restaurants, annual heritage events, street fairs.
Aurora Colony Visitors Association
PO Box 86
Aurora, OR 97002

Bush House Museum

Bush's Pasture Park
A Victorian residence built in 1878 by pioneer editor and banker Asahel Bush II, the Museum features original fittings and furnishings, including Salem's first indoor bathroom.
600 Mission St.
Salem, OR 97302

Deepwood Museum and Gardens

Queen Anne Victorian on 4.5 acres of manicured and historic gardens features Eastern Golden Oak and Povey stained glass windows. Tours and events offered year-round.
1116 Mission St. SE
Salem, OR 97302

Eco Earth

A huge globe created out of tile icons made by local artists and students that reflect the world's diversity on land and water. Park: 5 a.m.-midnight; Office: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Salem's Riverfront Park
101 Front St. NE (downtown Salem)
Salem, OR 97301
503-581-4325 or 800-874-7012

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is home to the Spruce Goose and 150 other artifacts. Two museums, a theater and a cafe located on campus.
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, OR 97128

Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House

Frank Lloyd Wright's only building in Oregon. This inspirational mid-century modern house is a national historic site and state treasure. Guided tours by reservation. Perfect venue for meetings/retreats, parties, intimate weddings and concerts.
869 W Main St. (adjacent to The Oregon Garden on Cascade Highway)
Silverton, OR 97381

Gallon House Covered Bridge

Oregon's oldest covered bridge. Named for the days when liquor was sold by the gallon or quart in a nearby house. The bridge was rebuilt in 1990.
Silverton, OR 97381 (northwest of Silverton)

Gilbert House Children's Museum

Connected to downtown Salem's Riverfront park, explore our 20,000 sq.ft. Outdoor Discover Center and 15 interactive exhibits inspiring children to explore the sciences, arts, and humanities.
Gilbert House Children's Museum
116 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Hallie Ford Museum of Art - Willamette University

Hallie Ford Museum of Art features permanent galleries of Asian, European, Native American, and regional art, as well as temporary exhibitions of historical and contemporary art.
700 State St. (Willamette University)
900 State St. (mailing)
Salem, OR 97301

Historic Gentle House

855 N Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

Independence Heritage Museum

Located in the historic First Baptist Church, enjoy collections of area artifacts, documents and photographs. Open Wed.-Sat.; 1-5pm.
112 S Third St.
Independence, OR 97351

Lee Mission Cemetery

This historic Cemetery is the final resting place of many missionaries and pioneers including Jason Lee, Methodist missionary to Oregon in 1834.
Lee Mission Cemetery
2104 D St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Mt Angel Abbey Church

Mount Angel Abbey, home to a thriving Benedictine monastic community, is open to visitors year round. Visit the historic church, library, gift shop and museum.
1 Abbey Drive
Saint Benedict (hilltop above Mt. Angel)
Mt. Angel, Oregon 97373

Museum of Natural History - Mt. Angel Abbey

The museum features an eccentric collection of artifacts such as American Civil War memorabilia, an American mammal collection and the world's largest porcine hairball.
One Abbey Drive St.
St. Benedict, OR 97373

Oregon Electric Railway Museum

The Oregon Electric Railway Museum provides trolley rides and a look at the streetcar heritage of our cities. Located at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks, Oregon.
3995 Brooklake Rd.
Brooks, OR 97303

Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health

Explore the history of mental illness and its treatments through the collections of Oregon’s historic State Hospital, formerly known as the Oregon Insane Asylum.
2600 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Oregon Vintage Machinery Museum

Located at Powerland Heritage Park. Featuring John Deere brand. View tractors, implements, machine parts, collectibles, literature and household artifacts. Annual silent auction in June. 
3995 Brooklake Rd. NE
Brooks, OR 

Pacific NW Truck Museum

Located at Powerland Heritage Park. Over 75 trucks from 1899 to 2009 on display. Biggest collection of antique trucks on the West Coast. 
3995 Brooklake Rd. NE
Brooks, OR

Polk County Courthouse

This 1899 distinctive structure is the third building, replacing the wooden courthouse destroyed by fire in 1898. Guided tours Mon.- Fri., 8am-5pm.
Downtown Courthouse Square
850 Main St.
Dallas, OR  97338
503-623-6251 or 503-623-2564

Polk County Historical Society & Museum

Enjoy 14,000 square feet of remarkable displays and artifacts, including historic maps and unique exhibits on logging, agriculture, pioneer town sites and the Kalapuya tribe.
560 S Pacific Hwy.
Rickreall, OR 97371