"Gateway to Silver Falls and Oregon Garden" Silverton by glabah

Silverton Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 53 photos

Silverton is a small community that for many years was thought of as just a sawmill town you had to drive through in order to get to Silver Falls State Park.

Today, the downtown area has attempted to appeal to all those people driving through town to create a resurrection of downtown businesses.

The addition of the Oregon Garden has made Silverton start to refer to itself as "Oregon's Garden City" and the added tourist traffic has increased the options in terms of attractions in downtown Silverton.

Restaurants of various types are also unique and interesting. Rather than tear down Silverton's surviving older buildings and build duplicates of what is in every other city, many of these structures have been preserved and are used as restaurants, antique stores, assorted art objects, and a number of other items.

That the historic core of Silverton remained unchanged for so many years is somewhat of a fortunate accident, and thankfully it looks like there is some desire to keeping the old charm of this interesting mill city turned tourist community.

  • Last visit to Silverton: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2015 at 2:35 AM

    Very nice town and close to popular touristic destination could help local economy. Thank you for virtual tour!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    I love these old unmodernised Main Streets :-)

    Now, I DO remember that we visited Silver Falls!! Another excellent page - thanks!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    I found the beautiful Oregan Garden on this page, something I didn't expect when I looked at your opening photo of the street. A beautiful garden, one that I would really enjoy wandering around.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2008 at 5:05 AM

    nice page mate :O)


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