The 7 Best Things to Do in Oregon, United States

October 10, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Oregon in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Oregon with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Oregon

1. John Deere Historic Site

8334 Clinton St, Grand Detour, IL 61021-9499 +1 815-652-4551
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5 based on 69 reviews

John Deere Historic Site

Open March - December Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday Noon - 4 p.m. Special group tours can be arranged during the winter months.

Reviewed By Cytraveler26 - Des Moines, Iowa

Great place to venture back 180 years in time. Interesting to learn of John Deere the man and how the large American manufacturing company got its start. One gets to see the excavated site of his original blacksmith shop. Also get to see in another...MoreThanks for providing such great detail about your visit. We hope it helps encourage more fans to visit!

2. Castle Rock State Park

1365 W Castle Rd, Oregon, IL 61061-9577 +1 815-732-7329
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Castle Rock State Park

Named for a large sandstone butte along the Rock River, this park has no camping.

Reviewed By bso54 - DeKalb, Illinois

No dramatic cliffs, canyons, or waterfalls here. Just sublime beauty and wonderful trails. I have been hiking here for 20 years. This year is the most dense growth I have ever seen. Hiking yesterday, the birds echoes from the heavy growth made it sound like a jungle instead of a forrest. Very cool. Also for the first time saw 5 different species of butterflies.
My favorite part about CR is that since there is no "dramatic" scenery, there is never a crowd. Typically only run into 1 to 4 different hikers. Love it and hope it never changes.

3. White Pines Forest State Park

6712 W Pines Rd, Mount Morris, IL 61054-9515 +1 815-946-3717
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

White Pines Forest State Park

Illinois' third oldest state park is rich in history.

Reviewed By CLK56 - Park Ridge, Illinois

Started out planning to camp, but couldn't resist the log cabins. Basic, but clean and quiet. Central fire pits available for our evening camp fire. The restaurant is near by, or you can grill in the picnic area. Coffee maker in the room, and a mini-fridge.

4. Lowden State Park

1411 N River Rd, Oregon, IL 61061-9450 +1 815-732-6828
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Lowden State Park

Best known as home to the statue "Eternal Indian," this park is set on high bluffs along the Rock River.

Reviewed By Peanutprettybird - Sycamore, Il

Definitely wet in the spring for camping but a great get away place. Always good to visit the Blackhawk statue too!

5. White Pelican Inc.

123 N 2nd St, Behind Conover Square Mall, Oregon, IL 61061-1436
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5 based on 5 reviews

White Pelican Inc.

White Pelican offers canoe, kayak, SUP, and tube rentals along the beautiful Rock River in scenic Oregon, IL.

Reviewed By AnxiousTravels - Oregon, Illinois

I have taken two river trips with White Pelican, one on a canoe and one a kayak, and both were great fun. I have lived in the area for years and never realized how scenic the bluffs and woodlands are when seen from the river. The staff was super nice and very knowledgeable about the area. We brought kids and young adults on one of the trips and they loved it too. Looking forward to more adventures on the Rock in the future.

6. Conover Square

201 N 3rd St, Oregon, IL 61061-1400 +1 815-732-3950
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3.5 based on 25 reviews

Conover Square

Reviewed By Susan M - Davenport, Iowa

I discovered Conover Square by accident while visiting the Oregon, IL area and made a point of stopping there again on a recent visit to White Pines Forest State Park. Several women in my group who crochet were thrilled with The Yarn Shop and purchased numerous bags of yarn. Conover Coffee & Chocolates provides a delicious excuse to take a break after meandering through the huge former piano factory. I always manage to find an interesting item or two to purchase at Conover Square. Some of the stores sell items along the lines of a flea market & I have found many items to be what I consider overpriced. It's still worth a visit; you never know what you may find.

7. White Pines Ranch

3581 W Pines Rd, Oregon, IL 61061-9225 +1 815-732-7923
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5 based on 5 reviews

White Pines Ranch

Reviewed By Susan M - Davenport, Iowa

White Pines Ranch is primarily a "Dude Ranch for Kids". The camp offers Outdoor Education Programs involving Horseback Riding as well as the care of horses & Tack depending on the length of the Program. 45 minute Trail Rides can also be arranged and that's why I and fellow members of an Outdoor Women's group spending the weekend in the area did here. Safety is #1 at White Pines Ranch and before we ever got on our horse we were required to watch a video that covered the do's and don't about horseback riding. Riders are required to wear helmets and all rides are guided. The trail ride was relaxing & the guides happily took our photos with "our" horses. The minimum age to ride is 7. Younger kids can go on a 15 minute pony ride. Longer trail rides can also be arranged.

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