Comfort Suites Linn County Fairground and Expo
100 Opal Court NE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: (541) 928-2053
Fax: (541) 928-2592
Arts & Museums
A huge collection of Albany memorabilia, photographs, and artifacts are located at this museum including a shoeshine stand that was popular in Albany for decades.
Located within the premises of the Western Oregon University, the Jensen Arctic Museum is a grandiose museum that is wholly dedicated towards acquainting visitors with the life and ecology in the Arctic region. The museum houses an impressive collection of nearly 4000 exhibits that includes artworks, artifacts, paintings, photographs and several other objects that recite the history and culture of the place as also throw light upon the natural history of the Arctic circle. The Jensen Arctic Museum hosts various events and activities for children so as to introduce them to this undiscovered end of planet earth. Check website for details.
Located a few steps away from the Bush House Museum, the Bush Barn Art Center is a grandiose exhibition space that is managed by the Salem Art Association. The gallery on display has a vast collection of paintings, artworks and craft items that reveal the creative talent that the region possesses. Started with an aim to promote indigenous talent, the Bush Barn Art Center plays host to various expositions, sales-cum-exhibitions and other art-related activities that are frequented by art enthusiasts from every nook and corner of the region. Call ahead to know more.
The Bush House Museum, a splendid Victorian mansion, formerly served as a home to the family of Asahel Bush II. Bush was an influential personality of the region who amassed a fortune by founding the Oregon Statesman newspaper as well as the Ladd and Bush bank. The Bush House Museum is a tastefully decorated Victorian house, built in the late 19th century, that displays original furnishings, artifacts, exhibits and a plethora of things used by the family then. Since 1953, the Bush House was transformed into a historic museum and has been managed by the Salem Art Association. The organization hosts various art festivals, exhibitions and other art-related events in the Bush House Museum. Check their website to know more.
This museum depicts the region's unique cultural and natural history through exhibits that include the teenage years of Herbert Hoover and the pioneer lives of farmers, teachers, and businesses. Research library is also on site.
The Mission Mill Museum displays an array of wonderful artifacts that are a must see for all. Housed inside The Willamette Heritage Center, the Mission Mill Museum can be toured through the week with the help of guides. To know more, check the website.
Part of the Willamette University, this museum of art has a wide range of exhibits focusing on American art. The permanent collection is a vast resource of art works from relatively recent times which is surely not to be missed. 'Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery' has an interesting collection of artworks and artifacts from all over the globe which attracts a lot of visitors. Exhibitions of varied themes are also a regular feature here. Please visit the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, if you want to know more about art in general.
This museum primarily aims at entertaining children to develop a thoughtful inquisitive mindset to the outside world. With a range of exciting and inventive activities and displays, A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village achieves its mission. The museum exhibits are quite interesting with the major ones being American Flyer Train and City of Salem Paddlewheeler. Various art courses and workshops are also held regularly at this unique place. A visit to this place will be equally fulfilling for the young ones and grown ups.