The first settlers came to the banks of the Silver Creek, following timber and water power, in the 1800s. In 1846, James Smith and John Barger established a sawmill on the creek and a small settlement, Milford, began to grow. In 1854, Milford was abandoned and the businesses that had started there moved downstream to the current site of the city of Silverton.
The Bush House Museum is nested among natural groves of old oak trees in a gracious pastoral setting that served as a gentleman’s farm for the Bush family. It was the home of pioneer Asahel Bush II, a key figure in the early politics of Oregon and in the development of Salem as Oregon’s capital city.
OREGON ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM
Ride back into yesteryear on our historic electric trolleys from around the world located at Antique Powerland. Trolley rides $5, 12 and under free.
A.C. GILBERT'S DISCOVERY VILLAGE
Located in downtown Salem's Riverfront Park, this hands-on children's museum promotes learning through fun, interactive exhibits in the sciences, arts, and humanities.
Theme park with storybook lane, western town, haunted house, European village, log flume, roller coaster, more rides, summer theatre, food, shops and more!
SALEM'S RIVERFRONT CAROUSEL
Old-world style carousel housed in a beautiful building on the banks of the Willamette River in Salem, Oregon. $1.50 per ride.
The Northwest’s Premier Entertainment Destination - 2000 Vegas-style slots, table games, state-of-the-art Event Center, exquisite Legends restaurant, Cedar Plank buffet, Raindrops nightclub, Mountain View sports bar and luxurious Lodge.
27100 SW Salmon River Hwy.
Experience The Oregon Garden’s 20 specialty gardens and spectacular vistas. Enjoy events year-round including Earth Day, Brewfest, car shows, summer concerts, seasonal festivals, and more!
Acres of tulip beauty! Wander the fields, visit the Gift Shop, Country Store, and Tulip Café. Purchase fresh cut flowers and order bulbs for fall planting.
If you're ready for a truly inspiring day of golf, come and try your skills at Elkhorn Golf Course. Elkhorn Golf offers an exquisite layout, an array of magnificent golf holes and absolutely beautiful vistas.
About the course:
This scenic course offers an exceptionally challenging 18 holes of golf, even for the low handicapper. Elkhorn golf is an 18 hole regulation length course, 71 par, 6242 yards. National recognition in golf magazines throughout the U.S. has made it a must-stop for players .
NORTH SANTIAM RIVER TRIPS
River trips for groups of 4-24 on the N. Santiam River from Detroit Lake to the Willamette River. Guests enjoy fishing, wildlife viewing and historic tales of the river.