Umpqua Discovery Center


Umpqua Discovery Center
409 Riverfront Way
Reedsport, OR 97467
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Once you step inside this amazing place, you will feel as though you’ve journeyed back in time. “Tidewaters & Time,” the Umpqua Discovery Center’s award-winning cultural history wing, introduces you to the Kuuich tribe, fur traders and European settlers of the Lower Umpqua River. Voice of historic personalities relate their memories of a tidewater town where the river meets the sea. The combination of life-size wall murals with high-tech sound and light technology provides a sensory image so real that visitors describe it as a historical treasure that is world-class. In the natural history wing, “Pathways to Discovery–Exploring Tidewater Country,” you will hike the indoor train that begins in the estuary, travel to the deep forest where kids of all ages can slide into the bear den, visit a high mountain meadow, and end at sunset in the dunes. Visitors will then enter the subterranean education room where videos are available fo viewing on elks, bats, dunes and sand. Along the trail you will enter the weather station where you can listen and view photos from weather stories of the past.

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