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The quote, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it” doesn’t hold water here. If you don’t know where the ghost towns, underground tours, and Native American Pow Wows are, read on. Since we’d hate for you to drive right past any of Oregon’s past without being any the wiser, we’ve collected our favorite glimpses into history here.
Road Trip: Gresham
Quick can you name Oregon’s fourth-largest city? Kudos if you came up with Gresham (pop. 109,397), which feels…
Road Trip: Madras
When you’re cruising across Central Oregon, the high desert plateau can feel as vast as the ocean, a sea of sagebrush…
Road Trip: Sandy
Once a rustic trading post stopover, modern-day Sandy boasts a vibrant community well worth a visit.
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Visit the 50 covered bridges around the state and we promise you’ll be in awe of the range of design and breathtaking views.
Specters of the past linger in Oregon’s many ghost towns.…
From American Indian heritage to the Oregon Trail, Oregon has a strong sense of its past to share.
Oregon history comes to life at its many heritage museums.
Oregon's American Indian tribes share their tribal legacy and history with visitors from around the globe.
Still standing watch along the coast, Oregon's many lighthouses house the maritime history of years gone by.
Old West & Oregon Trail
The Old West is alive and well in Oregon's dude ranches, small towns, rodeos, and historic Oregon Trail.