Oregon's most popular state park is not located on the Oregon Coast or in the Columbia River Gorge, but in fact it is located just outside Silverton. This is Silver Falls State Park, for which there is an entire VirtualTourist travel guide already, written by several other people.It is a great park due to it having a number of waterfalls cascading...more
While it may appear to be inspired by Homer Simpson, the annual Homer Davenport Days festival is a celebration of a much earlier character.Homer Davenport was born in Silverton in 1867, and became a well known political cartoonist and humorist throughout the 1890s and very early 1900s.There are many things that are part of this annual festival...more
One of the first things you need to be told about the Oregon Garden is to not expect it to be what you have been told. Quite a number of people have written reviews of this spot that say "It's terrible, because it isn't at all like the xxxxx Garden in YYYYY."It is not like some other garden in some other city or country. It is the Oregon Garden,...more
I have never stayed here, and neither has anyone else at the time of this writing, for the resort at...more
310 North Water Street, Silverton, Oregon, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
421 N. Water St, Silverton, Oregon, 97381, United States
This is one of the older buildings in downtown Silverton that somehow survived all these years without being kocked down and replaced by something more modern. If I didn't know any better, I would accuse it of being a tourist trap replica, but Silverton just has a number of buildings that survived past the modernization age and lasting into the age...more
Like most Willamette Valley Mexican restaurants, El Toro offers a fairly good value for the money. The food may not be the best in the world, but it is certainly reasonably good, and far from the worst in the city. The free chips and salsa that comes with the meal have a little more spice in them than at general Mexican restaurants that appeal to...more
Silverton does in fact have a movie theatre, which many other small towns in the Willamette Valley don't have.
If for some reason you are rained out of your camp site in Silver Falls State Park or otherwise need something to do during an evening in Silverton, the theatre is there.
However, considering the range of recreational options around Silverton this probably isn't the most likely place to want to visit for those from out of town.
But it is here, if in fact you should want something to do on an evening in Silverton.
Cherriots offers bus service in the Salem area, but a more extensive area served less frequently is operated by a service called CARTS - The Marion and Polk County Public Transit Service. The only information about this service available on the web is located on the Cherriots web site.There are several buses each week work day (weekdays excluding...more
Downtown Silverton is congested enough that they do regulate parking. The parking meters are cash only, so it would be good for you to have a few coins if you plan to park in the central downtown area (which includes only several blocks).The meters may be new electronic meters, or as of this writing there are several of the old mechanical meters...more
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Only tip here- just be careful hiking. There are some rough or steep spots and they can get slippery with mud after it rains.
Located on the banks of Mill Creek, this park features a large number of tall trees that provide shade on hot days, and a very good environment away from city noise.The park has a large covered picnic facility, a playground, scattered picnic tables, and a trail that runs along the creek for a brief distance to the southeast, and provides people...more