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People from all over come to this small pioneer community to wander the “Stand By Me” trail, which was featured in scenes from the popular Rob Reiner movie of the same name.

Brownsville is home to the Linn County Museum, which shares the story of early settlers and Native Americans who lived in the valley in the mid 1800s. Vignettes in this facility help to tell of life on the Oregon Trail, and the relationship between the local Calapooia tribe and the new settlers.

Be sure to stop by the Living Rock Museum, whose building is made from agates, crystals, quartz, obsidian and other types of rock found in the area.

Take the family on the “Over the Rivers and Through the Woods” Scenic Byway. This 66-mile route will take you through the valley’s rich
farmlands and into the beautiful Cascade Mountains.

Willamette Valley

Brownsville 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: Lebanon, Albany, Junction City, and Corvallis.

an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: Brownsville

by Eileen Garvin / February 26, 2015

Located about halfway between Eugene and Salem, the charming town of Brownsville (pop. 1,686) offers a surprising respite from the bustle of the I-5 corridor. The town was founded by settlers from the Oregon Trail in 1846 in an area first inhabited…

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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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an Scenic BywayOver the Rivers & Through the Woods Scenic Byway

by Amy Nyberg / September 21, 2011

This 66-mile route begins in the rich farmland of the Willamette Valley, and then winds along rushing streams and through thick forests as it climbs into the West Cascades and McKenzie Pass.

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an ItineraryCycling the Willamette Valley

by Lucy Burningham / May 1, 2010

Last year I learned there’s no better way to get to know a place than to ride through it on a bicycle. So when I heard about the 134-mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, the first of its kind in the U.S., I jumped at the chance to turn the…

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Find things to see and do In Brownsville

  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.     Rafting
    12.     Snow Sports
    13.     Sustainable Travel
    14.     Winter Wonders
  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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