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Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Albany is a community rich in history. From colorful Queen Anne Victorian homes (known as the “painted ladies” of American architecture) to Craftsman-style bungalows, Albany boasts more than 700 historic buildings. The city is also home to museums, antiques shops, a carousel studio and some of the Valley’s best brews.

Willamette Valley

Albany is located in Willamette Valley, the agricultural heart of Oregon where family farms grow everything from blueberries and hazelnuts to Christmas trees and tulips and some of the world's best pinot noir.

Nearby cities are: Corvallis, Lebanon, Brownsville, and Independence.

an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: Albany

by Eileen Garvin / July 28, 2014

Located where the Willamette River meets the Calapooia River, Albany (pop. 51,000) was founded in the mid-19th century. Located just a few miles off of I-5, this farming city has retained a charming, walkable downtown and has more historic homes …

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an Oregon StoryAlbany Carousel Museum Builds Community

by Eileen Garvin / February 26, 2014

Anyone who’s loved an old-fashioned carousel as a kid understands how it can bring people together. The brightly painted animals, the fuzzy Wurlitzer organ music and the dizzying ride appeal to all ages. But in the Willamette Valley’s Albany,…

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an Oregon StoryNoshing Through Albany

by Rhiannon West Chamberlain / July 27, 2011

Last month, on a sunny Saturday, my husband and I hopped in the car for a trip to eat our way through charming Albany on the Albany Nosh Tour. The Albany Nosh Tour takes participants on a tour of Albany’s finest eateries on a charming old-time…

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an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: Willamette Valley

by Eileen Garvin / January 25, 2016

Nestled between the mist-covered Coast Range and the soaring Cascade peaks, the Willamette Valley stretches for more than 130 miles from Carlton to Cottage Grove. This fertile region is home to the state’s famedpinot noir vineyards, its first…

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Find things to see and do In Albany

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Oregon Winter Trips
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Snow Sports
    14.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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Albany Visitors Association 110 3rd Avenue S.E., Albany 541.928.0911 or 800.526.2256
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