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Best things to do in Benton County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“For the full Block 15 menu experience, you will want to go here. No Reservations and could have a lengthy wait time. Really great food and rated as the #1 place to eat in Corvallis.”
35 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great hike. You can start at several trail heads and there are many trails to take.”
27 locals recommend
University
“Finally, if you'd like a 90-min guided walking tour, schedule one here: https://visitosu.oregonstate.edu/visit-campus Or, take an in-depth self-guided tour: https://precollege.oregonstate.edu/sites/precollege.oregonstate.edu/files/self_guided_osu_tour_map.pdf”
26 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Located just outside Corvallis in the Siuslaw National Forest. The absolute best spot to catch a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Great for dogs and kids - bring a jacket, it's colder at the top.”
22 locals recommend
Bar
“Best place in Corvallis to watch the sunset from the rooftop. Beer drinkers will enjoy the microbrews, food is also good! https://skyhighbrewing.com/”
19 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A favorite of many who love craft beer! Another fantastic spot to meet up with friends. Kid friendly. Outdoor seating available. Next door to Four Spirits. ”
14 locals recommend
Food
“Saturdays during the summer and Wednesdays during the winter. Local and fresh fruits, veggies, breads, honey, meats... ”
21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Their Strawberry Supernova and Tapas/happy hour are the best! *Happy Hour ends at 5:30! Reservations are recommended for dinner”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best breakfast, brunch or lunch spot in town. Weekends definitely hot the bloody mary bar they set up!”
15 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a must see! It is so much fun. Hand carved animals that are absolutely beautiful!”
10 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Delicious vegetarian food (w/vegan options) all cooked home-style out of a cute house. They make and sell their Sunburger patties that are sold in most of the local grocery stores. If its nice out, check out the patio.”
16 locals recommend
Park
“McDonald-Dunn Research Forest is located a short 15 minute drive N of the OSU campus. Because of its proximity to campus, this Forest is extensively used for university instruction & research. Four distinct forest management themes, even-aged, two-storied & uneven-aged, plus reserved old-growth stands, allow side-by-side comparisons of the effects of implementing these themes. The Forest's non-motorized recreation opportunities in close proximity to the Corvallis community result in over 175,000 non-motorized recreation visits each year. Go to the McDonald-Dunn Forest website to download different hikes. (There are all different level hikes)”
12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“I worked for Kroger/Fred Meyer for 20+ years, so this is where I grocery shop. This is a small Fred Meyer store with limited apparel, home and toys, but it has the groceries I need at the price I want.”
18 locals recommend
Cinema
“Small, locally owned (and somewhat quirky) theater showing independent films. Open every night. Food and adult beverages served.”
13 locals recommend
Park
“With over 1200 bushes and 250 different varieties of roses, the park's rose garden is a beautiful sight not to be missed. This park also has nature and hiking trails, the Avery House Nature House, an area for compost demonstrations, children's play structures including a decommissioned steam engine for exploration, and a large horseshoe pit field.”
10 locals recommend
Café
“Open 7 am - 6 pm, every day. Try the cortado for a perfect blend of espresso and milk. *All goods come from Oregon-based companies. ”
10 locals recommend