Top 200 Places: The Oregon Garden

The Oregon Garden
879 W Main Street
Oregon 97381

Popular and educational, this 80 acre botanical garden displays thousands of plants in more than 20 specialty gardens. There is an amphitheater for their annual Summer Concert Series, picnic areas and a cafĂ©, a seasonal tram that allows you to get on and off anywhere in the gardens, and they are also host to many other planned events and activities throughout the year. Some of the spectacular scenery includes an educational forest with a 400 year old Oak tree, a children’s garden, a refreshing water garden, a rose garden with a fountain and a view, a sensory garden, the Lewis and Clark garden, and many more, but unusual for public gardens-there is a Pet-Friendly Garden where “Max” the yellow lab (statue) welcomes all the canine guests. Dogs of all sizes are allowed throughout the park for no additional fee, and they can ride the tram too. Dogs must be on no more than an 8 foot leash, be well behaved, and cleaned up after at all times.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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