Remember One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest? It was filmed at the Oregon State Mental hospital, part of which now contains the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health. This museum features antique hospital furniture, Rorschack inkblots and stories of the filming site. The museum is open Tue, Fri and Sat noon to 4PM.
The Reed Opera House, formerly a theatre is now a great collection of small shops, (can you say Gelato?), great eateries all under one roof of the repurposed building. Find Kilts, books, and pastries here.
Not far from Premier RV Resort is the Willamette Valley Cheese Company where you can taste dill Havarti or Chipotle Chedder. This is a family owned and operated artisan dairy and well worth a visit.
Wineries from the elegant Willamette Valley Vineyards to the Bethel Hills Winery have tasting rooms where you will find some of the best wines in the country. Within 10 miles of Premier RV Resort you will find over 20 wineries. Some have small deli’s so you can plan to have lunch on premise. Firesteed is located just north of Rickreall off Hwy 99W. The winery has a nice tasting room and is known for its quality wine. Plan to come for a wine tasting get away and go to their vineyard along with many more in the area.