Introduction to Cottage Grove, Oregon
Cottage Grove, Oregon, in Lane county, is 17 miles S of Springfield, Oregon and 120 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city is conveniently located inside the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area. There are an estimated 8,445 people in Cottage Grove.
Cottage Grove History
The first post office of the city was established in 1855. Cottage Grove was incorporated in 1887. A railroad arrived in the city in the early 1870’s. The city is also known as the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon.
Cottage Grove and nearby Attractions
- Lane County Historical Museum
- University of Oregon Museum of Natural History
- Anna Drain County Park
- Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium
- Creswell Historical Museum
Things To Do In Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The city is home to the Anna Drain County Park. The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History, Lane County Historical Museum and the Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium are all nearby as well.
Cottage Grove Transportation
Air transportation facilities are available at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport.
Cottage Grove Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Lane Community College, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.