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Skinner Butte Park

Address: 248-298 Cheshire Ave, Eugene, OR
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Ranked #20 of 88 things to do in Eugene
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Baker City, Oregon, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best play area near the downtown shopping, hotels and restaurants. Short walk from most anywhere near the University. Hiking, river trail and children's playground all within the park area. Water feature for children to cool off during those hot summer days.

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Eugene, Oregon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The hike to the top of Skinner's Butte is a must for anyone visiting the area. It is the Northwest at its finest. Drive south on Willamette Street until you think you've gone too far, and look for the Skinner's Butte park / parking lot on the left. The parking area has signs to help you from there. It is... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A wonderful place for adults and kids to have fun and relax. Well maintained beautiful laws and paths. Great place for kids to play. Clean bathrooms and drinking fountains. Good amenities- Garbage bins everywhere. Lovely green lawns, trees of different kinds (wish they would put a board with their names), lovely paths, the view of the river and the Willamette... More 

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Olivehurst, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My mom has pictures of my brother and I playing on the "whale" at this park from 45 years ago. We make it a habit to stop here nearly every time we are visiting. Ride up the hill for gorgeous views of Eugene, as well as the chance to slide on the "O". Lots of play areas, open fields and... More 

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is off the Willamette River Walk, and it is a beautiful hike up to the overlook which gives you views of Eugene. It is not for the faint of heart or out of shape, though, so be sure to know your fitness level before you go. There is actually a climbing wall off one of the paths on Skinner... More 

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Austin, TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Gives a decent view of Eugene, and I saw an eagle. What more can one say? It's a reasonable hike in the heart of town.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The drive to the top of the butte had a nice overlook view of the city of Eugene. There are some nice playgrounds in the park along the river that the kids really enjoyed. I would not recommend using the bathroom facilities as they are quite dirty.

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Castro Valley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

With the wife out shopping for staples for our oldest son's apartment in his last year at the U of O, my other two son's and I decided to explore Eugene a bit. The three of were dropped off at Skinner Butte Park for some hiking. Small short trails, some a bit steep but still manageable weave around the Butte.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This might be the best kid playground we have been to. The detail that the planners went to to incorporate local culture is amazing. This park, as silly as it is, was one of the highlights of the trip.

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The flora and fauna on this hike are exceptional. The trees reach all the way to heaven. Deer roam gracefully beside hikers as if to welcome us to their peaceful habitat. It felt like we were part of a timeless forest.

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