Things to Do in Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove is a quintessential American town, with a Main Street that seems made for the movies; no wonder it has attracted Hollywood since the '20s when Buster Keaton's The General was filmed here. Take a self-guided tour of the town's scenic murals, drive or ride a bike along the Covered Bridges Scenic Tour Route or relax with boating, fishing or a swim in nearby lakes and rivers.

Expand your explorations in Cottage Grove to include the public golf course, the Cottage Grove Speedway, the Oregon Aviation Historical Society and nearby hikes to waterfalls.

Top Things To Do

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  • Interstate 5 Road Trip to Crater Lake

    Following Interstate 5 (I-5) is an easy, year-round approach to Crater Lake. This pleasant drive through… Read More

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  • The Perfect Fall Getaway in Cottage Grove

    Take a two-day tour of covered bridge country during the peak of autumn color. Located at the south end… Read More

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  • Cottage Grove Area Waterfalls

    The must-see highlights of the Cottage Grove area aren't only the covered bridges and the wineries… Read More

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  • Road Trip: Creswell and Cottage Grove

    Escape into a delightful, undiscovered world of Willamette Valley farms, small towns and waterfall hikes… Read More

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  • Guide to Cottage Grove's Covered Bridges

    Who can resist the allure of historic covered bridges? Walk inside the cool, creaky chambers, damp from… Read More

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  • Craft Beer & Covered Bridges

    Combine the exploration of historic covered bridges with a cold, craft beer from a local Cottage Grove… Read More

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  • Popular Water Skiing Lakes

    Do you feel the need for speed? We've compiled a list of some of the best places for powerboats… Read More

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  • A 10 Mural Walking Tour in Cottage Grove

    The Cottage Grove mural walking tour is an easy self-guided tour you can do in one day. Ten spectacular… Read More

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  • How to Road Trip to Creswell & Cottage Grove Without a Car

    You've heard of these small towns' charms, you have an afternoon open for exploring historic… Read More

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  • "Animal House" Movie History

    National Lampoon's irreverent and slapstick comedy "Animal House" was filmed in the… Read More

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  • Main Street in Cottage Grove

    Stroll the historic stretch of Main Street through downtown Cottage Grove. Start at the Chamber of… Read More

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  • Family Cycling on the Row River Bike Path

    We live in a passionate cycling community but my bike has dust on it and the tires were flat… Read More


    From outstanding theatre to live music at craft breweries, Cottage Grove is a delightful destination for entertainment.