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Corvallis, Oregon is in the heart of the Willamette
Valley. Home to Oregon State University, it is the quintessential
college town. The wide streets, sheltered by ancient trees, red
brick or white masonry buildings and its location along the Willamette
River make Corvallis a handsome city. This central location makes
Corvallis an ideal place to stay as you explore other areas such
as the Coast Range, nearby towns and wildlife areas.
The 500 acre Oregon State University campus
is the state's oldest institution of higher education, and the
center of much of the town's activities. Activities on the park-like
campus include theater productions, concerts, films, art exhibits,
and all types of college sports. There are bookstores, restaurants,
craft boutiques and other shops along the edge of campus.
Da Vinci Days is a three day festival held
in Corvallis in July, celebrating arts, science and technology.
Activities include a children's village, kinetic sculpture races,
and great musical performers.
Running and biking are favorite pastimes
in Corvallis. Bike lanes are included on most streets, and there
are routes along the Willamette and Mary's rivers. Trails for
hiking or biking are available in Avery Park (15th Street and
US 20), or in OSU's Peavy Arboretum (8 miles north on Hwy 99W).
Corvallis is also close to the Siuslaw National Forest, a 630,000
acre forest that includes the Oregon Dunes National Recreation
Area. There are campgrounds, hiking, picnic areas, fishing, hunting,
and many more activities available in the national forest.