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Linn County was created in 1847 and named for U.S. Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri, who was the author of the Donation Land Act, Click to viewer larger mapwhich provided free land to settlers in the West. Linn County is in the center of the Willamette Valley, with the Willamette River as its western boundary and the crest of the Cascades as its eastern boundary. The climate and soil conditions provide one of Oregon’s most diversified agriculture areas, allowing a wide variety of specialty crops and leading the nation in the production of common and perennial ryegrass. Linn County is also home to major producers of rare and primary metals, processed food, manufactured homes and motor homes as well as the traditional logging and wood products industries.

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Groups and Conferences are well hosted in Linn County. 

Help us bring your meetings and groups to Linn.


Top Attractions:


Iron MtIron Mountain- a wildflower mecca- Iron Mountain provides habitat for more than 300 Species of flowering plants. An interpretive brochure is available at the trailhead.  The 1.7 mile trail is recommended for late June to October.  For more information and/or directions, contact the Sweet Home Ranger District.

Santiam Slow Spokes- PO Box 739, Lebanon, OR 97355
Contact: Susan 541-259-3923
Monthly meetings 1st Thursday of each month, 7:30pm at the Lebanon Community Hospital conference center.

Scenic Byways

Over the Rivers - Through the Woods Scenic Byway


Green Peter Lake offers boating, water skiing, fishing and camping.  Quartzville recreation corridor takes visitors along its 10 mile north shore.  Further downstream is Foster Resevoir with activities for thousands of visitors during the summer months.



Historic Sites/Resources


Albany Regional Museum- 136 Lyon St SW, Albany, OR 97321 (541-967-7122)

Monteith House Museum- 518 SW 2nd Ave, Albany, OR 97321 (541-928-0911 or 800-526-2256)

Linn County Historical Museum- 101 Park Ave, Brownsville, OR 97327 (541-466-3390)

Historic Moyer House- 204 Main St., Brownsville, OR 97327 (541-466-3390)

Harrisburg Museum- 490 Smith St., Harrisburg, OR 97446 (541-995-4844)

Shedd Museum- 29990 First St., Shedd, OR 97377 (541-369-2317)

East Linn MuseuEast Linn Museum- 746 Long St., Sweet Home, OR 97386 (541-367-4580)


Other Resources

Albany Visitors Association

Fair & Expo Center

Santiam BuildingBuilt in 1997, the Linn County Fair & Expo is one of Oregon's top facilities.  With over 209,000 square feet of total building space, the Linn County Fair & Expo Center consists of the Willamette Events Center, Santiam Building, Calapooia Arena, and the Cascade Livestock Pavilion.  More than a fairgrounds, this multi-purpose complex provides groups and associations with choice facilities to hold meetings and events. Adequate on-site parking is available for vendors and exhibitors as well as the general public. Special overnight parking for recreational vehicles is also available. 

Snow Skiing/Winter Recreation

Hoodoo Ski Bowl

Golf Courses

Mallard Creek
31966 Bellinger Scale Rd.
Lebanon, OR 97355

30949 Pineway Rd.
Lebanon, OR 97355

Trysting Tree
Hwy 34 & NE Electric Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97330


We're simply the friendliest and most accommodating bunch of good 'ol folks you'll find!

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PO Box 965
Albany, OR 97322
541-928-0911  Fax(541)926-1500