Travel Lane County
541.484.5307 · 800.547.5445 ·
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

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Family Fun

Bring the Kids!

You'll find plenty of family-friendly places, events and activities in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Go outside year-round for hiking, cycling, and exploring. From forests and farms to playgrounds and pools, adventures await!

Winter Wonders

Eugene is an active outdoor town and most of the time we don’t notice a few sprinkles. But sometimes… More Info

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.

Indoor Amusements

Spamalot by Cottage Theatre

The Shedd presents  "Moombahs." Discover the gold rush era, space exploration and even The Simpsons at area museums. Top picks include the Eugene Science Center with dozens of interactive hands-on exhibits, science demonstrations and even live lizards! At the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, children can dig for fossils, look through microscopes and examine bones. From museum dioramas to exploration play areas, there is a lot to keep minds and hands busy.

Romp in the Snow

Sledding at Willamette Pass by Traci Williamson

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. 

You've got a week, a car, some gas money and hopefully good spring weather. This year, spend… More Info
We drove up to the snow the day after Christmas with three eager children, three sleds, two… More Info