- Our list of the best things to do in Salem, Oregon, features the top 172 nearby activities — including 85 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Salem, OR has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 36 things to do within the city of Salem, OR , followed by 136 popular activities in nearby cities, including Dundee, Albany, Dayton, Newberg, McMinnville, Keizer, Aurora, Canby, Carlton, Molalla, Corvallis, Wilsonville and Welches
Four basketball hoops, a youth-sized baseball diamond, and tennis court make Bob Newton Park popular for sport-based recreation. The site which is spread over nearly six acres also has playground equipment and picnic tables.
38% 8 votes
6700 Field of Dreams Way NE, Keizer, OR 97303 MoreLess Info
A minor league baseball team in the San Francisco Giants farm system, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Professional Baseball plays in the Northwest League. The team holds a series of special events and promotions throughout the season.
Overlooking Mt. Hood, Methven Family Vineyards offers wine tastings featuring wines including Chardonnay, Garnay Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The estate villa is available as a bed and breakfast and events, like weddings, can be hosted.
Erratic Rock State Natural Site displays a 90-ton rock that was deposited during an Ice Age flood. The site features views of the Oregon Coast Range a paved trail for hiking and an orchard that provides bird watching opportunities.
85% 27 votes
16250 SW Oldsville Rd., McMinnville, McMinnville, OR MoreLess Info
The Yamhill Valley Vineyards is the oldest winery in Oregon. It is a 150-acre estate located along the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains. They offer wine-tasting events for their locally fermented Pinot blanc, Pinot gris and Pinot noir wines as well as other varieties.
95% 1058 votes
500 N.E.Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128 MoreLess Info
The place to get to know about the history of aviation and space travel, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum displays numerous military and civilian aircraft as well as spacecrafts. Both adults and children will surely have fun exploring the museum.
78% 185 votes
460 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128 MoreLess Info
The Winds & Waves Waterpark is one of the attractions located within the Evergreen Museum. It is 70,000 square feet educational indoor water park where children can learn about the power of water and, at the same time, enjoy themselves with the wave pool and water slides.