Self-Guided Walking Tours

Self-guided walking tours provide a healthy, interactive way to explore the community at your own pace. Enjoy a close-up look at historic landmarks, the arts, natural wonders and other popular attractions all within close proximity. Enrich your walking tour with shopping and dining along the way; employ a pedicab, rent a bike or simply walk. Below are some of our favorite walking tours.

Walking Tours by Topic or Theme

Historic Landmarks 

From monuments to architecture, discover significant sites across the region on these self-guided tours.

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Bayne Gardner Mural Oak Alley by Melanie Griffin

Bayne Gardner Mural Oak Alley

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Murals and Street Art

The collection of public street art is sizable in many of our local communities. Spend an afternoon discovering captivating and creative public art installations around town.

  • 20x21EUG is a collection of international murals commissioned by the City of Eugene for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22. These diverse and colorful artworks from around the world blanket the downtown area.
  • Springfield Main Street Murals (PDF) showcases indoor and outdoor public art pieces throughout the historic downtown area of Springfield.
  • Upstream Art (PDF) highlights several clusters of easily walkable murals also within the historic downtown area. 
  • Cottage Grove (PDF) Cottage Grove has an amazing collection of murals throughout their historic downtown. 
  • Florence's "Dancing with Sea Lions" A collection of artist interpretations of the sea lion sculpture augment the Old Town area.
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Some hiking trails serve double-purpose with interpretative signage.


Explore the University of Oregon's beautiful campus. Download the tour app to your phone for a self-guided walking tour or explore the UO's compilation of virtual experiences remotely. You can also schedule a campus tour with a student ambassador.

Below are popular themed campus tours in a printable PDF format.

Worthy stops along any walking tour include the museum collections at these UO museums. Call ahead for hours and entrance requirements.

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