The City of Brownsville has a lot to offer. From sightseeing to shopping, restaurants and more. Take the time to visit and enjoy some local flavors and scenery.

Local stores are open for business and happy to help during your stay at the Festival. Whether you’re looking for supplies and equipment or just a little fun—you can find it here!

Welcome to Brownsville

Historic Brownsville

First settled in 1846, a small town with fascinating people, classic houses, picket fences, old fashioned front porches and a lazy river that winds through a beautiful city park. Experience a leisurely pace in our charming shops, memorable restaurants, and unique museum. The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce invites you and your family visit Brownsville, where life is sweet and the welcome is warm.

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The Moyer House

Years and years of hard work and fundraising have returned this special home to its former glory and it is available for tours every weekend. The first tour starts at 12:00pm and the last one leaves at 3:00pm. Purchase tickets at the Linn County Historical Museum and meet your guide there. Adults $2.00 and $1.00 for children under 12.

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McDowell Creek Falls

Visitors to the crystal clear water of McDowell Creek will be rewarded with the beautiful vistas of Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls from the bridges and viewing decks along the 3 miles of hiking trails of this lush green park. The McDowell Creek Falls offer exceptional scenery for your hiking, nature study and picnicking pleasure. Some fishing and wading is available in the pools below the falls.

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Linn County Covered Bridges

There are nine historic covered bridges in Linn County available as a self-guided tour year-round.

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Living Rocks Studio

When planning to visit the studio, there are a few things you need to know. The studio is made of over 800 tons of rock so it can be cold. Please bring warm layers to wear. The studio is wheelchair accessible! But the ground and walkways are uneven so please be careful. There are also many jagged edges, so if you have small children, do not let them run in the studios. This is for their own safety. While we do have flashlights available at the studio for your use, we request that you bring your own flashlights for each member of your group. There are a number of rock specimens that really light up!

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Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site

Thompson's Mills is a unique survivor of times past, chronicling 150 years of Oregon rural life and honoring the owners who adapted the mill to the changing world around it. It is the last water-powered mill in the state and its turbines can be seen in action on guided tours. A water right that predates statehood produces the water flow that still runs the milling machines for demonstrations today.

The Mill and grounds are open from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Free guided tours are offered every day—just drop in and we'll show you around. Group tours available but please call in advance to ensure adequate staffing. The Mill and grounds are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. There are no fees to visit.

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William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge

With habitats ranging from wetlands to upland oak savanna, the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge is a hotspot for a diverse array of birdlife, mammals and plants.

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Willamette Scenic Bikeway

Relive Oregon’s history, sample the agricultural bounty of the Willamette Valley, pedal through tranquil scenery and make your own history by riding the first official Scenic Bikeway in the United States. The Bikeway follows its namesake river as it winds through the Willamette Valley, shaped by the Coast Range to the west and the towering Cascade Mountains to the east.

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