Cottage Grove

Discover the All-America City (1968, 2004) of Cottage Grove, Oregon, a charming, small town just twenty minutes south of Eugene - Springfield. Find live music, theatre arts and small-town favorite eateries in this city that borders both Oregon Wine Country and the Cascade foothills teeming with rushing rivers and photo-worthy waterfalls. Cottage Grove is also a prime gateway to outdoor adventuring.

Top Attractions

Signature Experiences

  • Hike some of the area's most stunning waterfalls within 5 miles of each other.
  • Drive, roll or walk through six historic covered bridges in and around town. 
  • Seek out the sites from movie scenes from Buster Keaton's The General to present-day favorites like Animal House and Stand By Me.
  • Take a walking tour of Cottage Grove's 20+ outdoor murals depicting small-town history.
  • Sip wine in the charming red barn at Saginaw Vineyards.
  • Explore an old gold mining ghost town.
  • Bring home a piece of Cottage Grove with something from the Territorial Seed Company
  • In the summer, take a dip at Wildwood Falls
  • Grab a beer at Coast Fork Brewing.

Where To Stay

Trip Inspiration

Food & Drink

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