Silverton (Oregon)Silverton is a town in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. It is located east of Salem and is the gateway to Silver Falls and several other areas of natural beauty in the foothills of the Cascade Range.
- Murals. Many of Silverton's walls are decorated with murals. They are located all about town, though most are in the downtown walking area. Subject matters range from recreations of Norman Rockwell paintings to presentations of Silverton's historical figures and cultural heritage.
phone: +1 503-874-8100address: 879 West Main St9AM - 6PM (reduced during off-season). An 80 acre botanical garden showcasing many species of Oregon flora. The Frank Lloyd Wright house on the premises is the only one in Oregon and is open to the public. A recently built resort hotel overlooks the gardens and the Willamette Valley beyond. The Garden hosts several public events through the year as well as being available for private functions. $11 adult non-member (less for members, seniors, and children).
phone: +1-503-873-8681address: Highway OR-214Oregon's most popular state park, showcasing a network of fifteen waterfalls through an impressive canyon in the verdant Cascade foothills. Numerous day and overnight facilities are available. Oregon State Parks usage fees apply.
First FridayEvery month of the first Friday of the month, a street party is held in the retail area from 7 to 9 in the evening. Local residents and visitors alike are encouraged to come out walk about downtown with several retailers opening their shops onto the sidewalks. Several free activities and attractions are available, including face-painting, local artist performances, and a classic car show. Exact activities change from month to month. Free.
For more natural beauty and stunning views, travel further east on highway OR-22 through the Santiam Pass, offering views of several mountains of the Cascade Range, toward the Black Butte and Sisters areas.