Traverse the Willamette River via the 150+year-old Wheatland Ferry, a cable ferry connecting Marion and Yamhill Counties, and ride alongside local commuters and the occasional farmer. Farther north is the Old Aurora Colony, established in 1856 as a German and Swiss Christian settlement. The quaint town retains more than 20 German-made buildings and is home to numerous antique stores. At the Powerland Heritage Park, 15 heritage museums celebrate the machines and technology that powered Oregon agriculture, logging and transportation from the 1800s to 1940s.
In downtown Woodburn, you will find a community that is a capital of Latinx culture in Oregon. The authentic Mexican vibe that reflects the heritage of the town’s many immigrants makes Woodburn a bicultural and bilingual community. Shopping and entertainment are on tap at the Woodburn Factory Outlets, the largest tax-free outlet center in the West.
North Marion County is also known for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (a San Francisco Giants affiliate team) that guarantees all American baseball fun for the family.