Things to do while here:
2017 Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo
July 1st thru July 4th
Fireworks after each evening performance!
Started in the early 1920’s The Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo is an annual rodeo in Molalla, Oregon.
Address: 815 Shirley St, Molalla, OR 97038 Phone 503-829-8388
ST. PAULS 81st ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY RODEO
Eighty-one years ago, a group of local farmers and businessmen put their heads together to organize a rough and tumble Fourth of July celebration, and they put the word out that there was fun to be had and money to be won at the City Park in St. Paul Oregon. That first year fifty cowboys competed for a grand total of $500.
From that humble beginning, the St. Paul Rodeo has become one of this nation’s top rodeos with prize monies approaching $500,000, nearly a thousand competitors, and was designated as a Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Rodeo making it one of an elite group of eight rodeos attracting the top competitors in the world.
Mark your calendars now and join the fun at the 82nd Annual St. Paul Rodeo June 30 – July 4, 2017.
The Oregon Garden
Welcome to The Oregon Garden! Our mission is to welcome and inspire all visitors with an appreciation for the extraordinary ecology of the Pacific Northwest, and to provide a meaningful educational experience for gardeners of all skill levels and ages.
We are an 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse botanical beauty that can be found in the Willamette Valley and throughout the Pacific Northwest. We have educational specialty gardens for everyone, from the Sensory Garden and Rose Garden to the Children’s Garden and Pet-Friendly Garden, or the Silverton Market Garden and Amazing Water Garden. We also offer a complimentary narrated tram tour April – October, and we are pet-friendly.
Admission to the Gardens is included in your stay at the Oregon Gardens Resort (One of our Group Rate Hotels!)
Frank Lloyd Wright – Gordon House
A story in every room:
The Gordon House, the only building in Oregon designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, offers guided tours of the interior of the house. The tours are conducted by knowledgeable and entertaining docents who will cover the theories and practices of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, the story of how an Oregon farm family commissioned Mr. Wright to design their new home, the near destruction of the home in 2000 and the rescue, dismantling, moving and reconstruction of the house in Historic Silverton next door to The Oregon Garden.
Silver Falls State Park
People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage. Its beauty, boundless recreational opportunities and historic presence keep it there. Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, less than an hour east of the state capital of Salem, Oregon, the sprawling 9,200 acre property is the largest state park in Oregon, and one of the most popular.
Waterfalls: Where else can you walk behind a waterfall? Check out the famous South Falls and see what a 177-foot curtain of water looks like from behind. It’s part of the Trail of Ten Falls, a spectacular, nationally recognized hiking trail that weaves through a dense forested landscape. The trail passes a series of breathtaking waterfalls along a rocky canyon, and descends to a winding creek at the forest floor. This 7.2 mile loop is considered to be a moderate hike, with an overall elevation change of 800 feet. Several connecting trails with separate access points make shorter routes. For everyone’s safety— absolutely no pets.
Oregon Wine Tasting:
There are over 250 of wineries in the Willamette Valley, we are in the Eastern Willamette Valley AVA, and you will be sampling some wines from our next door neighbor, AlexEli vineyards and winery as part of the conference. Let us know if you would like to do some wine tasting prior to or after the conference and we would be happy to help guide you to what you are looking for!