- 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Prepare to be introduced to the city of Eugene, Oregon on this guided, 3.5-hour tour. Enjoy a well-balanced overview of both the downtown and surrounding area's history, culture, current events, and cultural diversity. Travel through the various parts of the city from Downtown Eugene to the University of Oregon. Visit local neighborhoods and enjoy all the must-see attractions including the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, Skinner's Butte, Owen Rose Garden, Cascades Raptor Center, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and the University of Oregon and Hayward Field.
- Bottled water
- All activities
- Live commentary on board
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter Van
- Entry/Admission - Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
- Entry/Admission - Museum of Natural and Cultural History
- Entry/Admission - Cascades Raptor Center
Traveler pickup is offered
We also pick-up at the 5th Street Public Market.
Tour Guide will drop off at any of the three pick-up locations at end of tour.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Skinner Butte Park, 248 Cheshire Ave # 298, Eugene, OR 97401-2268
The history of Skinner’s Butte and all of the Eugene area goes back some 30 million years ago when a warm shallow sea receded from the valley and became permanently above water. Today, Skinner’s Butte is one of the best viewpoints overlooking the city of Eugene and Cascade Mountains and is still functioning as Eugene’s drinking water reservoir.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Owen Rose Garden, 300 N Jefferson St, Eugene, OR 97402-5000
In 1951 George E. Owen, a former Eugene city councilor and lumberman, donated five acres and his house to the city. This original collection has expanded into a panorama of more than 4,500 roses and over 400 varieties. The rose garden features the nationally recognized Oregon Heritage Cherry Tree and an impressive collection of heritage and heirloom roses.In the summer we will stop here and you will have time to explore the roses.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St Off of Third and Pearl Streets, Eugene, OR 97401-2600
Tuesday through Friday we will stop here and you will be able to Eugene landmark with its carved and turned exterior woodwork, polygonal tower, ornate open porches, and large bay windows. It is Eugene’s most elaborate example of late-Victorian Queen Anne Revival style architecture.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR
On Saturdays and Sundays we will stop here and you will have time to explore the hundreds of thousands of ethnographic and archaeological objects, fossils, and biological specimens from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and around the world.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Cascades Raptor Center, 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR 97405-9505
The Cascades Raptor Center has one of the largest collections of native raptor species in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can view nearly 50 birds of prey in large outdoor aviaries.
Duration: 30 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.