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| Springfield, Oregon may be the famous "typical American town" inspiration behind the acclaimed TV program The Simpsons, and this possibility continues to excite mainstream visitor interest. |
With easy RV access right off Interstate 5, affordable accommodations from campgrounds to hotels, historic districts with boutique shopping, vibrant performing arts, and many parks; Springfield is a dynamic destination.
Embraced by the scenic Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, Springfield has always been a natural gateway to the region's outdoor adventures. The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center and Cabela's Outfitters chose Springfield as the best location to cater to the large number of outdoor enthusiasts that pass through the community each year. Turns out that Springfield may also have a rival claim with Eugene as birthplace of Nike. Track star Nick Symmonds certainly claims Springfield as his neighborhood, and has established the first ever straight 800 meter road race right here.
Learn more about the city's colorful past at the Historic Springfield Interpretive Center and immerse yourself in the Dorris Ranch Living History Farm, the nation's oldest commercial filbert (hazelnut) farm in continuous operation.
With a pioneer history reaching back to 1848, Springfield was a booming industrial town during timber's heyday. Author Ken Kesey (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) lived here, and his family's business, Nancy's Yogurt, is produced here.
|A walking tour of the historic downtown core highlights the town's current transformation into an arts and antiques haven, with extensive murals and public art, plentiful antique and resale shops, a monthly art walk, the Emerald Arts Center and the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater.|
Springfield shares easy access to many of Eugene's amenities, from the UO's Autzen Stadium and Matthew Knight Arena to Alton Baker Park and Oakway Shopping Center. Likewise, Springfield offers Eugene residents proximity to Springfield's bustling Gateway shopping district, two of the region's top hospitals and its extensive community sports and swimming center, Willamalane Park and Recreation District.
Connected by the public bus system and the efficient EmX line, traveling between the two communities is a seamless experience.