Comfort Suites Linn County Fairground and Expo
100 Opal Court NE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: (541) 928-2053
Fax: (541) 928-2592
The Hackleman Historic District is a quaint little area comprising of 228 historic buildings. Named after Abner Hackleman, the fisrt settler of the area, this district has roots which date back to 1845. It has a huge variety of architectural styles, while the most prominent being the Gothic Revival, Queen Anne and Rural Vernacular.
The most authentically restored home in Oregon, this house was built by the founders of Albany and contains its original pioneer kitchen and its original piano. Monteith House also housed the first store in Albany, OR. Tours are available.
Enjoy year round paintball fun at this venue that features 20 acres of open areas, brushy areas, ditches, and more for attack and defend games. An automated lighting system in the arena is available for night play.
Ensconced amidst the scenic environs of the Willamette Valley, Springhill Cellars is a huge wine estate that produces premium quality Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Graced with a suitable climate for wine production, the improved cultivation techniques used by the owners give the wines produced here an exquisite taste. Wine tasting sessions, wine festivals and local events are a regular feature at the Springhill Cellars. Check website to know more.
Previously a school building, the Children's Farm Home School was built in 1925 as a house for orphaned children and a school was also run on the premises, along with other facilities such as a dairy, cannery and farms. Funds were collected by selling off this produce. The Georgian Revival structure stayed abandoned for several years after being shut down in the 1980s. Now home to Trillium Family Services, the center features a family center, conference facilities, a restaurant as well as a museum.
The Soap Creek Schoolhouse is a perfect example of the one room schools that were prevalent in the bygone centuries. Dating back to 1935, this historical edifice was included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
With acres and acres of hop plantation, the Rogue Farms Hopyard is located in the charming countryside of Independence. Owned and operated by Rouge, the beer barons of Oregon, this farmland grows fresh hop, which is used in the preparation of beers. Located on the site, is a tasting room, which serves some amazing brews, that are locally made by Rouge. Educational tours of the farm are conducted, for patrons who are interested in knowing how their beer is made, and what it comes from. The bar or the tasting room has a country feel to it, and welcomes children as well as pets. A lot of small bites, and local traditional food is also available to accompany your drinks. A visit to the Rogue Farms Hopyard will enlighten you in many ways, and also allow you to taste beers, that are not found anywhere else. Please call ahead to schedule a tour, or just drop by to taste the uniqueness that they have to offer.
The Benton County State Bank Building was constructed in 1907 and since then served the community as a bank. Over the period, it was renamed several times and is also known as First National Bank of Oregon, First Corvallis Bank and Benton County National Bank. Through the time, additions and renovations were made to the building and is currently privately owned. Also, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
This building was constructed in 1925 and was designed by architects Houghtaling & Dougan. This hotel added to the National Register of Historic Places, has entertained many celebrated personalities including athletes and prominent politicians.
Overlooking the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, Ankeny Vineyard produces tantalizing award winning Pinot noir and Pinot gris.
Spread across a vast area of 127 acres, Emerson Vineyards brings forth the best of sparkling wines. This family operated vineyard always makes an attempt to inculcate organic techniques in the process of wine making. With prior appointment, you can book a tour of this vineyard, that will take you through the entire vineyard, operation center where the wines are actually bottled and so forth. At the Tasting Room, you can savor different varieties and shop for your favorite wines too. Exploring this vineyard with interesting inputs from the guide is truly an amazing experience.
One of the major vineyards in the region, Willamette Valley Vineyards has made a name on its own with the distinctive quality of their wines. The tasting room offers the visitors a chance to experience the amazing quality of these exotic products. Visitors can also arrange for a private tour which is quite engaging. You can buy bottle or two of wine from here and thus cherish the visit for a little longer.