Oregon Visitor Centers

by Wendy on September 26, 2013

courtesy of Travel Lane County

Visitors Centers hold the keys to inside tips on where to go, what to do and what to see when you are traveling through an area. Oregon has strategically placed these around the state and on its borders. Listed below are several must-stops when driving through Oregon. These centers will all give you exceptional service and information – and the staff understands RVers…


Travel Lane County - Eugene, Cascades & Coast Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center
The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center is right along I-5 at Exit 195A and is open seven days a week. Adventure Center specialists know every road, restaurant and must-see waterfall in the region. Get friendly in person advice for planning the perfect hike and the latest weather conditions for scenic byways and bikeways.
Oregon’s tax-free shopping means you’ll save big when you shop at the Adventure Center. Choose from a huge selection of locally made gifts, including Willamette Valley wines, Oregon craft beers, jams, nuts and chocolates. You can also buy concert tickets and parks’ passes at the Adventure Center. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi while you prepare for the next leg of your journey.
Albany Visitors Association

The Albany Visitors Center is a quick drive west off I-5 and minutes away from the Linn County Expo Center, a hub for major RV rallies. Located in historic downtown Albany, the visitor’s center will give you travel tips you can’t find online.
Find out what makes this charming town so historic and the best time to explore the Talking Water Gardens.
Salem Visitor Center

Travel Salem’s Travel Café Visitor Center is in the heart of downtown Salem. Guest service experts will help you create the perfect itinerary for a trip through Salem and Marion and Polk Counties.
Sit back and relax in the award-winning café as you use the center’s free Wi-Fi. You can also rent GPS’s pre-programmed with tours of wineries, historic museums and gardens.
Buy advanced tickets for major Salem area events including the Oregon Symphony Association, the Salem Chamber Orchestra and the Willamette Master Chorus.


Redmond-member-logo Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB
The staff will help ensure that you capture the essence of Redmond while visiting, with expert tips on dining & recreation, area attractions and ‘Uniquely Redmond’ highlights. The visitor center is open nearly 365 days a year providing visitors with a surplus of local information.
 Bend-member-logo Bend Visitor Center
Be sure to stop by the Bend Visitor Center at the location in Downtown Bend. The friendly staff will greet you with a smile and offer suggestions on what to do and see during your visit.
While at the Visitor Center you can pick up maps to help you find your way on the streets and trails, shop for Bend souvenirs in the gift shop, or hang out with a cup of coffee while you take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.
Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce

Sisters has always been the Gateway to Central Oregon, offering spectacular views of the Three Sisters mountains. After stopping by and talking with the locals, it won’t take you long to find a reason to “kick off your boots and stay awhile”.
Sisters is filled with natural beauty & country charm. You’ll find all the information and tips on the best High Country scenic drives.


Florence-Chamber_member-logo Florence Area Chamber of Commerce
Open seven days a week, the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is your ticket to finding adventures, drives and travel tips for the Central Oregon Coast.
Located right on the east side of Highway 101, the staff will tell you the best place to find fresh seafood, must-visit beaches, and scenic viewpoints along the coast and the best ways to explore the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
After your stop by the Chamber, head to Old Town Florence to pick up some souvenirs. Overlooking the Siuslaw River, Old Town is full of creative art galleries, shops, restaurants and cafés.
Coos Bay Visitor Center

You can’t miss this stop, once you hit this charming coastal town. Located right along Highway 101, the Coos Bay Visitor Center has three designated RV spots. Plenty more designated RV parking is available right next door.
Friendly staff will guide you to the best cup of chowder and freshest fish ‘n chips you’ve ever had. You can also fish for yourself and catch salmon right off the nearby boardwalk, or enjoy a dozen different restaurants, gift shops.


Roseburg-member-logo Roseburg Visitor’s Center
Just two hours north of the California border, the Roseburg Visitor’s Center is a hub for scenic drives, wildlife tours, recreation, wine tasting and RV travel. The staff will help you create the perfect RV-friendly itinerary.
Take a free self-guided video walking tour of the Roseburg Blast that leveled twelve city blocks in 1959. Find out what events are going on while you are in town. Grab a guide of the Birds of Douglas County and go look for the more than 300 species that call this richly diverse area home. Ask for a guide and brochures for hiking trails and scenic bike paths along South Umpqua River.


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