Museums and Theaters in Oregon

Oregon Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville

Theater and opera houses

Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene
The Astoria Column Hult Center for the Performing Arts in the city of Eugene was opened in 1982 as part of an inner-city renovation project. The Hult Center for the Performing Arts has 2 stages with 2,455 and 498 seats. There is also an art gallery and an amphitheater. The Hult Center for the Performing Arts is the venue for the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Ballet, the Eugene Opera, the Eugene Concert Choir and the seat of The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, Oregon Bach Festival and the Oregon Mozart Players.

Contact 1 Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Antoinette Hatfield Hall in Portland
The Antoinette Hatfield Hall in Portland was opened in 1987 and the complex houses the Dolores Winningstad Theater, the Newmark Theater and Brunish Hall. Sometimes Antoinette Hatfield Hall also is called as Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Antoinette Hatfield Hall and the performances are very popular and the more than 1,000 annual performances attract up to 1 million visitors. Antoinette Hatfield Hall is the venue for the Portland Opera, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Ballet Theater, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Oregon Children’s Theater and the Tears of Joy Puppet Theater.

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Contact 1111 Southwest Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

Elsinore Theater in Salem
The Elsinore Theater in the city of Salem opened in 1926 and is one of the city’s most historic theaters. During the 1950s, the theater was in decline and was transformed into a cinema. Thanks to a restoration in 2002, the theater shines again today and the decorative interior knows how to enchant.

Contact 170 High St SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Reed Opera House in Salem
The Reed Opera House in the city of Salem has been one of the city’s landmarks since it opened in 1870. The theater is in a historic red brick building. Nowadays, however, the Reed Opera House is no longer a pure theater, but a mixture of theater and shopping mall.

Contact 189 Liberty St. NE.
Salem, Oregon 9730

Museums and exhibitions

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in Portland
The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, or simply called OMSI, in the city of Portland was founded in 1944 and is an important museum of technology. The museum is divided into the planetarium, incidentally the first in the Pacific Northwest, the Science Playground, the Life Sciences Hall and the Turbine Hall. Another special feature of the museum is the submarine USS Blueback, which is part of the exhibition and is located in front of the museum in the Willamette River. The museum is visited by approximately 800,000 people annually.

Contact 1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214

High Desert Museum near Bend
The High Desert Museum near the city of Bend was opened in 1982 and is a regionally important natural history museum. The museum specializes in portraying the local flora and fauna, but it also exhibits cultural works of art, such as those of Native Americans. The museum’s collection comprises around 18,500 exhibits. The museum’s exhibition also consists partly of outdoor exhibitions.

Contact 59800 S. Highway 97
Bend, Oregon 97702

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in the city of McMinnville was founded in 1991 and has since been dedicated to imparting knowledge from the fields of aerospace. The museum has numerous aircraft that are exhibited on the museum’s 37,000 m². In 2008 a second exhibition hall with a focus on space travel was opened.

Contact 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in the city of Salem was founded in 1998 and is located opposite the State Capitol. The museum specializes in art objects from Oregon, but also offers art from other parts of the world. The museum seems to have no time limits. The museum building is also well worth seeing.

Contact 700 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

Mission Mill Museum in Salem
The Mission Mill Museum in the city of Salem is located in the building of the former Kay Woolen Mill, which was built in 1899. Here you can vividly experience the functionality and history of the Kay Woolen Mill.

Contact 1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Portland Art Museum
The Portland Art Museum was founded in 1892 and is the oldest art museum on the west coast of the United States. With an exhibition area of ​​approximately 22,000 m², it is also one of the largest in the USA. The museum’s collection comprises approximately 42,000 works of art. Works of art from the region can be seen, as well as Asian art and another focus is on the art of the region’s indigenous people. The highlights of the collection are surely works by Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh.

Contact 1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

University of Oregon Museum of Natural History at Eugene
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History is the natural history museum of the University of Oregon in the city of Eugene. The museum is the largest of its kind between San Francisco and Seattle. The museum was founded in 1935 and is now divided into 4 areas. The museum’s collection includes more than 100,000 fossils from the Pacific region. The Fort Rock Sandals are a special highlight. At 10,000 years old, these are probably the oldest shoes in the world.

Contact 1680 E. 15th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Science Factory Children’s Museum & Planetarium in Eugene
With its interactive exhibition, the Science Factory Children’s Museum & Planetarium in the city of Eugene is dedicated to the little visitors but also adults get their money’s worth here. The museum was founded in 1961 and nowadays offers changing exhibitions. The constant is the planetarium.

Contact 2300 Leo Harris Parkway
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Monuments and memorials

Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland
The Oregon Holocaust Memorial is located in the city of Portland and was inaugurated in 2004. It is dedicated to all victims of the Holocaust. The memorial aims to visualize the breaks in life by seemingly everyday objects such as a suitcase lying around. This symbolizes the “suddenness” with which the terror came over the victims.

Oregon Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville

Oregon Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville
The Oregon Korean War Memorial in the city of Wilsonville commemorates those who died in the Korean War. The memorial is located in an approx. 22,000 m² town center park and was opened in 2000. The names of all the fallen from Oregon are engraved on a 33 m long granite wall.

Contact 229250 SW Parkway Ct
Wilsonville, OR 97070