25 Famous Landmarks in Oregon to Visit Story

By Andrew Sayles

Introduction

25 Famous Landmarks in Oregon to Visit Story

These 25 famous landmarks in Oregon will take you to all corners of this vast...

LANDMARK 1

Bonneville Dam Historic District

Bonneville Dam Historic District is a national historic landmark east of Portland. Built by the...

LANDMARK 2

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The Columbia River Gorge runs for eighty miles along the border of Oregon and Washington...

LANDMARK 3

Crater Lake National Park

Seven thousand seven hundred years ago, a violent volcanic reaction blew the top off of...

LANDMARK 4

Crater Lake Superintendent's Residence

In an interesting evolution of events, one of the structures built to oversee one of...

LANDMARK 5

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach is one of the most iconic natural landmarks in Oregon...

LANDMARK 6

Historic Columbia River Highway

The Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway stretches for seventy miles atop the canyon walls...

LANDMARK 7

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Forty million years of geology are on display at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument...

LANDMARK 8

Mount Hood National Forest

Towering over the landscape at 11,249 feet, Mt. Hood separates Portland's rainy coastal plain from...

LANDMARK 9

Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

After Ing "Doc" Hay and Lung On bought the Kam Wah Chung Company Building in...

LANDMARK 10

Multnomah Falls

More than two million people come to Multnomah Falls each year, making this one of...

LANDMARK 11

Old Town Historic District

Portland's Old Town was designated a national historic landmark in 1977 and is often called...

LANDMARK 12

Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve

In the remote south of the state near its border with California, Oregon Caves National...

LANDMARK 13

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is an incredible experience, with exhibits designed to portray...

LANDMARK 14

Oregon Coast Public Art Trail

The Oregon Coast Public Art Trail is massive, consisting of 800 individual works spread out...

LANDMARK 15

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

The windswept sand of Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area extends for forty miles from North...

LANDMARK 16

Oregon State Capitol Building

The debate over the capital city of Oregon has been surprisingly contentious and predates its...

LANDMARK 17

Pioneer Courthouse

The Pioneer Courthouse in Portland is one of the most famous buildings in Oregon and...

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LANDMARK 18

Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park is one of the top destinations in Oregon for rock climbing...

LANDMARK 19

Silver Falls State Park

On the western slopes of the Cascades near Salem, Silver Falls State Park is one...

LANDMARK 20

Portland Japanese Garden

It's easy to lose track of time and yourself in Portland's Japanese Garden. It's one...

LANDMARK 21

Trillium Lake

Trillium Lake was formed in 1960 when the Department of Fish and Wildlife dammed the...

LANDMARK 22

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

On the floodplains of the Tualatin River outside of Portland, this is one of the...

LANDMARK 23

Wallowa Lake

This glacial lake below the towering Wallowa Mountains in northeast Oregon is one of the...

LANDMARK 24

Hells Canyon National Recreational Area

Along the Snake River separating Oregon from Idaho, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area features the...

LANDMARK 25

The Alvord Desert

Oregon is very diverse in its topography. While many associate the state primarily with the...

Conclusion

Conclusion

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