Eugene Family Activities

Fun for the Whole Family

With the majesty of the Cascades and the beautiful flora of the Pacific Northwest, Eugene is the perfect place for a family to trip to experience the outdoors. There are dozens of Eugene family activities you can partake in while staying at Red Lion, and when you're back in town, visit some of the many dining options throughout the city. Here's our list of the best things to do in Eugene with your family:

Go Geocaching

Geocaching combines technology with outdoor adventuring. Track down geocaches, or "treasure stashes," and then record your finds online. The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Geo Tour offers four editions that stretch from the Oregon Coast to the Cascades. Each edition showcases a variety of natural wonders and historic landmarks. Geocaching is a fun way for families to explore the regional landscape and see its signature flora and fauna. 

Chase Waterfalls 

As the snow melts, creeks and waterways swell, creating spectacular waterfalls. Hike short trails to viewing platforms across the region to view these eye-popping wonders. Sweet Creek Falls in the Oregon Coast range has multiple falls and kid-friendly trails. Salt Creek Falls and Sahalie Falls have viewing platforms just a short walk from their parking lots. Show your children the jaw-dropping beauty in nature in the scenic Pacific Northwest.

See Rare Birds

The Cascades Raptor Center houses dozens of rare birds, including hawks, eagles, owls, and raptors. You'll get up close and personal with these majestic creatures, and your kids will love being just a few feet from their favorite animals. Information signs along the path let you and your kids learn more about the gorgeous birds. It's a great place to educate children on the beauty of nature and animals. 

Shop for Toys

What family trip is complete without a stop at the toy store? The Elephant's Trunk is an exciting toy store where kids can find a selection of exciting toys. Friendly staff and a wide catalog of silly, crazy, and fun toys will unlock the inner child in everyone. It's the perfect ending for a long day of adventurous activities in Eugene.

Get Scientific

The Science Factory is Lane County's only children's museum, and it has education fun for everyone in the family. Kid can learn about science through hands-on experiments, and they can also discover astronomy in the Exploration Dome. Check out Recyclotron, a recycled exhibit where kids try to keep balls from falling into the landfill, and the Tot Spot, where toddlers can play in an ocean-themed boat play structure.