Albany is a city located in the Oregon state, being at the same time the county seat of Linn County. Albany is the largest city in the Albany-Oregon region, and the 11th largest in the state. Calapooia River and Willamette River are crossing Albany, which allowed for the development of many industries. Albany was established in 1848, but since then, the city knew a thorough expansion.
Now, Albany is home to more than 50.000 residents, according to the 2010 census. In fact, Albany is the fastest growing city in the Albany-Oregon area. The tourism industry has also developed a lot in the recent years, because Albany provides numerous cultural and leisure opportunities, as well as many parks and entertainment options.
Top Attractions within Albany
Thomas and Walter Monteith House, or the Monteith House Museum, dates back to somewhere around 1848. Being one of the oldest buildings in the Albany-Oregon region, and the first frame house built in Albany, no wonder that it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Albany Presbyterian Church and Rectory, more commonly known as Whitespires, was built in 1891, in a Carpenter Gothic style. This beautiful white church was also added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Lexington Park is a beautiful park in Albany, spanning on 5 acres and proving the residents and visitors with many facilities. One of the greatest initiatives related to the park location was the Legacy Forest program, designed to honour the work of individuals and organizations, trough commemorative tree planting.
Monteith Riverpark is located at the mouth side of the Calapooia River. It is the perfect recreational place, as it gives you the chance to spend a relaxing day with your family, admiring the sights and enjoying many activities. Speaking of activities, the park has plenty biking and walking paths, playing areas, gazebos, pavilions and wide grass areas. The River Rhythms concert series is also held here.
The Albany Civic Theatre is one of the oldest facilities of the kind in the Albany-Oregon region. A particularly interesting fact about the theatre is that it never stopped operating, even if it has a tradition of more than 20 years.