McMinnville, Oregon, at the heart of the bountiful Willamette Valley, is home to a celebrated historic downtown, Linfield College and the Evergreen Aviation Museum.
Everyone has done it. Passed many roadside attractions doing 65 miles per hour not even noticing the enchanting place to stop and explore.
Andrew J. Baker, who arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1843 as part of the Great Migration, planted the black walnut in 1870 next to his house, built in 1852.
Each weekend, without fail, you see limos of all shapes and sizes driving through the Yamhill Valley wine country.
In the days of strip malls and big box stores, there is a place within the heart of Oregon wine country where the 1800s meets the 21st Century.
When you enter the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum you drive down a runway, and that’s not where your flight experience ends.
Kid or not, driving up to the Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark is cool.
Don’t believe me? Where else can you drive up to a building and see a 747 sitting on top of a building? That’s what I thought.
Nestled in historic downtown McMinnville is a gallery that features Oregon artists, run by Oregon artists.