Introduction to Dallas, Oregon
Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, which was founded on December 22, 1845. Before adopting its present name, the city was known as Cynthia Ann or Cynthian. It was named after Vice President George Mifflin Dallas. This area had its first settlers in 1845 and was incorporated in 1874. The first train ran between Dallas and Falls City in May of 1903.
Dallas and nearby Attractions
- Evergreen Aviation Museum
- Mission Mill Museum
- McLoughlin House National Historic Site
- Adair County Park
- Willamette Mission State Park
- Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Dallas
Dallas city offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The city has numerous parks, like Dallas City Park, Birch Street Park, Kingsborough Park and Willamette Mission State Park. The Evergreen Aviation Museum and the Mission Mill Museum are located in Dallas as well. Tourists can also visit the McLoughlin House National Historic Site, the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge while in Dallas.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Dallas Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available from Western Oregon University, Willamette University and Oregon State University.