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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


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Other Cool Things About Springfield, OR

In addition to all "The Simpsons" lore, Springfield is a great family destination. The city's history is varied and in many places well preserved. There are also frequent community festivals and sports events.

We invite you to explore more of Springfield while you are here. It's a pretty cool place.

NIKE STARTED IN SPRINGFIELD!

Assemble the World's BestWhen it comes to Nike, Eugene typically gets the credit - but did you know that Nike's running shoes were first developed in Springfield?

Olympian and University of Oregon Track Coach Bill Bowerman actually refined the famous rubber waffle iron sole using a press at Springfield's Booth-Kelly Lumber Company mill. In 1964, UO middle distance runner Phil Knight helped sell Bowerman's innovative shoes out of a van at local track meets. The rest is history

SPRINGFIELD IS A GREAT PLACE TO DRINK A BEER

Plank Town Craft Beer by Maria PetersWhile no one is pouring Duff beer, you can enjoy a cold beverage at "Moe's Tavern" or a number of other bars and breweries.

Before Prohibition, Springfield was a major hops growing center. Today, Oregon is the second largest hop producer in U.S. with its own varietal called "Cascades Hops." The local craft beer culture in Springfield is being reclaimed with brew pubs like Claim 52's The AbbeyPlank Town Brewing Company and Hop Valley Brewing

SPRINGFIELD IS SUPERB FOR SHOPPING

Shopping in Springfield can be very rewarding. There are many second hand stores, thrift stores and antique shops to explore, along with unique gift shops and boutiques. With the region's roots ranging from from pioneers to pop culture, collectors can scout for a wide range of treasures.

SPRINGFIELD PARKS ARE PLENTIFUL

Clearwater Stream by David PutzierSpringfield is a paradise for outdoor recreation, so it's no wonder Cabela's Outfitters opened their doors here. Miles of riverfront access along both the Willamette River and the McKenzie River give Springfield an edge on river rafting and fishing.

The Willamalane Parks and Recreation District manages over 34 parks including a skatepark, swim center and the home site of Lane United Football Club. Dorris Ranch is a national historic site, working filbert farm and public park all-in-one.

For a town with an industrial reputation, Springfield sure is green!

DISCOVER THE ARTS IN SPRINGFIELD

Springfield Mural by Traci WilliamsonTake a self guided tour through downtown to see over ten fantastic murals. On the second Friday of the month, Springfield hosts an art walk through the local galleries. Drop into the Emerald Art Center for regional exhibits or in-depth art workshops for all skill levels.

Downtown is also home to The Academy of Arts and Academics. Aspiring actors hone their craft alongside established artists in productions at The Richard E. Wildish Community Theater.

VISITING EUGENE? STAY IN SPRINGFIELD!

Right off Interstate 5 with easy access to the UO campus, Autzen Stadium and Matthew Knight Arena; Springfield is an ideal location with plenty of very nice, affordable hotels. Just minutes from downtown Eugene, Springfield is connected by Lane Transit Districts' EmX bus line and the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System. Springfield also serves as a gateway to the McKenzie River and Oregon Wine Country.