Benton County Historical Society
Six miles west of Corvallis on Route 34 is the town of Philomath, home to the Benton County Historical Society (1101 Main St., Philomath, 541/929-6230, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tues.–Sat., free). Looms, carriages, printing presses, and other pioneer-history exhibits are mildly diverting, but the real star is the 1867 Georgian-style brick structure housing the collection. Just look for the imposing building on the right side of the highway as you head toward the coast.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel