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The Corvallis Region goes along the North Pacific Ocean and north past Pacific City and McMinnville. The south border goes past Scottsburg and Reedsport. On the east side of the border, cities such as Lebanon, Halsey, and Monroe are within the border. Inside the destination are the cities of Corvallis and Salem, along with the Siuslaw National Forest. The area has many forests and mountains, along with beaches and sand dunes. Average weather in the region is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. During the winter months, the temperature is usually in the mid-forties. It often rains in the colder seasons and is more humid than in the summer.[6]Animals in the area include Columbian white-tailed deer, ringtails, burrowing owls, sea otters, gray foxes, black bears, gray wolves, and cougars.[7] Some activities to participate in the area are art museums, the Willamette River Water Trail, and the Avery Helm Historic District Walking Tour.[3] Some more attractions include the Riverfront City Park, Oregon State Capitol, the Enchanted Forest, and the Gilbert House Children's Museum.[4] Because of the mountains and sand dunes, there are a number of trails that people can go hiking on.

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Corvallis Region is home to Corvallis and Salem, which are both cities in the area. Activities to do inside of Corvallis are the Willamette River Water Trail, the Azure Fine Art Gallary, the Art in the Valley Gallery, and the Avery Helm Historic District Walking Tour. During the Willamette River Water Trail, people take small canoes and ride them down the river. While going down the river, there are many sights, including things like forests, meadows, cities, and farms. It is also possible for people participating in the trail to see wildlife in the forests and meadows as they go along. 

The Azure Fine Art Gallary and Art in the Valley Gallery are both places where people can go and view artwork of various artists and painters. Most of the artwork comes from different time periods and from various distinct places. The Avery Helm Historic District is one of many historic districts in Corvallis. Other historical buildings can be found and toured throughout the city.[3] In Salem, there are many attractions such as the Riverfront City Park, Oregon State Capitol, the Enchanted Forest, and the Gilbert House Children's Museum. The Riverfront City Park is home to Salem's Riverfront Carousel. The park also has hiking trails, playgrounds, boat docks, and a view of the Willamette River. 

The Oregon State Capitol is a popular place for people to see. The building is made out of marble. On the top of the building is a statue of a pioneer. In front of the building are carvings of men with horses. There are also trees around the historic building. The Enchanted Forest is a theme park where families can go. The park has rides and explorable attractions that kids and adults can enjoy. The Gilbert House Children's Museum can be a good place for parents to take their children. The museum has various activities that children can participate in. There are also special events that the museum holds, such as Summer Block Parties, classes and workshops, and Science Night for Adults.[4] 

The Siuslaw National Forest is another activity that people can participate in. The forest consists of multiple hikes and trails. Some of these trails go through the forest, while others go down by the sea. Also included in the park are sand dunes that people can explore.[5]In Corvallis, a lot of the jobs involve retail trade. Other jobs in the area include things in manufacturing, construction, and finances. Corvallis depends on its locals and members to have jobs and to keep them functioning. Because of the more hills and mountains, Corvallis focuses less on agriculture and farming and more on trading and selling.[9]


The Corvallis Region is located in Oregon. It goes along the North Pacific Ocean, up past Pacific City and McMinnville, then down to Scottsburg and Reedsport. Cities included in the region on the east side are Lebanon, Halsey, and Monroe. One of the notable geographic features within the destination is the Siuslaw National Forest. Additionally, from Corvallis mountains can be seen. In general, the area has hills and is surrounded by mountains. It also has some beaches and forests. The region has many trees in it. A part of the destination is also comprised of sand dunes, which houses many animals. Some of the animals in the area include ringtails, pacific fishers, chum salmon, Columbian white-tailed deer, burrowing owls, gray foxes, and sea otters. In the forests, animals such as black bears, gray wolves, and cougars can be found. 

While the destination does not have many water sources, it is close to the ocean, which is home to many different types of fish and animals. The region also has sand dunes, which consist of hills of sand. Within the area is the Siuslaw National Forest, which houses many animals and environments[7]. The general weather of the destination is an average of 70 degrees Fahrenheit from July to October. During the colder months, such as November, December, and January, the temperature usually drops to the mid-forties. The chance of rain is higher from December to March and lower during the spring and summer. While it does snow occasionally, the snow almost never sticks to the ground. Humidity is often high during the colder months and lowers during the summer months when there is hardly any rain. The best time to visit Corvallis based off of weather conditions is from mid-May to the end of September.[6]


The first home in Corvallis City was built in 1846 for a man named Joseph C. Avery. However, he wasn't the only one who settled on the land that is Corvallis City today. Many settlers came and built homes in the area. When gold was discovered in California in 1848, the number of people moving to the area declined drastically. Later, in 1849 Joseph Avery opened a store. He was the person who named the town Marysville. Years later a meeting was held to change the name of the town to either "Thurston" or "Valena." Instead, it was decided that the city would be named Corvallis, a name that had been positioned to be the new name of Salem.[1] 

Over the years that followed, the population of the city grew to what it is today, which is around 58,028 people.[8] Salem was first inhabited by Native Americans. Then, in 1812, European settlers came to the area. The settlers and the Native Americans both used their surroundings for hunting, fishing, and catching to provide for themselves. The first American settlement that was permanent was the Jason Lee Methodist mission, which happened in 1840. The missionaries established the Oregon Institute in 1842 in the area that would later become Salem. In 1844 the mission was stopped, and the townsite was established. Salem became the capital of the territory in 1851 and was officially made the state capital in 1857.[2]

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