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Skinner Butte Park

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Address: 248-298 Cheshire Ave, Eugene, OR

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An easy sight to walk or drive.

It is so simple to find and is a must for the panoramic views of Eugene the mountains and the college campus off in the distance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Mary Kay V
Roseville, Minnesota
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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is so simple to find and is a must for the panoramic views of Eugene the mountains and the college campus off in the distance.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed in Eugene at the Hilton and had a direct view of this mini-mountain from our windows. We decided to explore one evening before dinner. The directions to find the road leading up to the top was a little difficult to find, but we soon did. We don't have geographical features like this back East, so it was very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We took a later afternoon stroll around the park. Amazing play structure for the kids, bathroom facilities. You may encounter groups of "travelers", but they seemed friendly enough.

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Bandon, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was a first visit to this Park which borders the Willamette River. We walked through the Park's very well kept grass areas and went to visit the Vietnam Veteran's Moving Wall....an emotional experience for us SEA Vets.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My family and I visited this park twice on our trip to Eugene. The playground is super- very innovative. The teeter totter, for example, is really different. There is a small hill for sliding down on cardboard. We watched as a toddler in diapers climbed up with his small piece of cardboard and slid down- repeatedly. He had a great... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We visited the section of Skinner Butte Park that is by the river. The park is over 100 acres. In the river area, we took a walk by the Willamette River. This is also a popular area for bike riding. There is also a community garden in this area. There is also a historic section which has a replica cabin... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Hexagular Crystal granite 60' tall columns make fabulous rock wall for serious technical climbers with ropes, nuts, shoes, etc. The road to the top leads to a meh view. For First Amendment Buffs - the site of a city erected Cross that was outlawed by Supreme Court - now sports a flagpole.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful park and I felt safe. Went at the beginning of August to find a lot of people that have fallen on hard times camping out just off the trails going up the mountain. The trail by the water is paved and great to walk. But watch out for bikes. There is a wonderful play structure for... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Exploring Eugene, and the guide book said there were good views from here. The first thing we see are the rock climbers! Then we found a hidden hiking path to the direct left of the rocks. This is a steep one, and you will have to be very careful going up AND down! Just dirt and rocks! When you get... More 

Thank VoodooSummer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a great little park overlooking downtown Eugene. While this is a famous spot for lovers to park, the park was made most famous as one of the filming spots for the movie "Animal House" (John Belushi, et. al.)

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