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Address: Willard Road, east of Alfalfa, Alfalfa, OR

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We were heading home from John Day when we spotted this odd roadside attraction. Strange to find such a thing in this part of Oregon. It's fairly remote and the area is... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Gold Beach, Oregon
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Gold Beach, Oregon
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were heading home from John Day when we spotted this odd roadside attraction. Strange to find such a thing in this part of Oregon. It's fairly remote and the area is farmer/conservative. Although interesting, it's probably not worth a special trip. If you decide to find it, the drive is beautiful and John Day Fossil Beds are in the... More 

Thank PatandDeb
Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I saw my first Shoe Tree on hwy 26 heading west. It was on the right side of the road at about mp 88! I was amazed! Texted my long distance runner son immediately to ask if he knew about this. My first thought was that it was connected to a 'run' However, when I googled it, I found out... More 

Thank Libi K
Oregon City, Oregon
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

As we were driving in towards Prineville from Mitchell we encountered the shoe tree! Makes you wonder what is u with these..... Easy look click and go on the side of the HWY

Thank Chargersteve
Washougal, Washington
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64 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Just Bizarre! This tree is in the middle of nowhere, yet obviously popular!

Thank Mark F
Oregon Coast
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1,049 reviews
429 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

A shoe tree is a true American oddity! If you have never seen one, they are usually large trees, often out by themselves, and they are covered in, well . . . shoes. Nobody seems to know just how these trees get picked for shoe trees, or just where or why the custom started. It is more prevalent in the... More 

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