When you step into Brownsville, you’ll find a town that’s rooted in the past but brimming with life. It’s filled with historic buildings and is home to a vibrant arts community. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley, it’s the perfect place for outdoor adventures.
Click “History” above for a listing of Brownsville’s historic sites and museums. If you enjoy delving deep in pioneer history, you can explore fascinating museums and wander through pioneer-era buildings. Take a walking tour of historic sites or a driving/cycling tour of covered bridges. Movie buff? Brownsville was the main filming location for the classic 1985 coming-of-age movie, Stand By Me, and the town welcomes visitors who want to see their favorite movie spots in person.
Browse work by local painters, photographers and sculptors, or sign up to take a class at the Brownsville Art Center. Wander Brownsville shops where you can find hand-made jewelry, work by quilters and fiber artists, and vintage artwork. Living Rock studios is a Brownsville attraction unlike any you’ll experience elsewhere; it’s a castle made of stone and cement, but also a walk-through wonderland of geology, art and history.
Whether you enjoy a bike ride along a quiet country road, a high speed jet boat race, or just a place to camp, picnic, and stretch your legs, Brownsville has something to entice you. It’s located on both the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway and the Willamette Valley Birding Trail, and it’s central to both the peaks of the Cascade Range and the beaches of the Oregon Coast.