Travel Lane County
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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s


Family Fun

The great thing about Lane County is that you can go outside year-round for hiking, cycling, and exploring. From forests and beaches to playgrounds and outdoor pools, adventures await!

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Winter Wonders

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Indoor Crafts & Entertainment

Books N Bears in Historic Old Town Florence by Taj Morgan

Many local organizations have translated their in-person offerings to online exhibits, virtual performances and take-home craft kits. Stop by the Eugene Public Library for books, CDs and DVDs. They are giving out free take home craft projects for kids while supplies last. The Adventure! Children's Museum has amazing adventure boxes that you can order online to both support them and entertain your children.

Prime Time for Coastal Wildlife

Sandpipers at Sunrise, Oregon Coast Beach by Robert Petit

The Oregon Coast is glorious in the winter with wide-open beaches, storm watching, warm bowls of clam chowder and holiday gift shopping in Historic Old Town Florence. Kids will thrill at spotting Gray whales off the Oregon Coast from mid-December to mid-January. During winter and spring Whale Watch Week, volunteers are staffed at the Sea Lion Caves Turnout and Cook's Chasm Turnout to answer questions about whale migration. This is also a great time to visit the Steller Sea Lions as they take shelter in their marine cave.

Build a Snow Buddy

Family Snow Play

Visit an official Sno-Park in the Cascades. These groomed sites with restrooms are perfect for sledding, tubing and making snow angles.

When Willamette Pass Resort is open for ski season, kids can attend a half or full day of "ski camp" while parents hit the slopes.  Willamette Pass Resort offers ski rentals and half or full-day lessons at SKIcamp (ages 4 - 10) and BOARDcamp (ages 7 - 10). Sleepy Hollow provides a gentle run with a magic carpet and chair lift just the right speed for beginning skiers.