We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 101 Park Avenue, Brownsville, OR 97327
Phone Number:
+1 541-466-3390
Website
Today
01:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 01:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Small museum with an incredible amount of items of interest.

This small gem is full of interesting and varied items. I love the scenes that are realistically set: the store, the hair dresser, the doctors office, Many of these were local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
I9185HOrobertb
,
Lebanon, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
Lebanon, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This small gem is full of interesting and varied items. I love the scenes that are realistically set: the store, the hair dresser, the doctors office, Many of these were local businesses. The little movie theater in the old train car is delightful. If you are doing local family history, there is much material available to help out. Very well... More 

Helpful?
Thank I9185HOrobertb
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
164 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Otherwise know as the Brownsville Museum, it's on a side street off the main street, and situated inside the old railroad depot (moved from its original location) and some railroad cars. It's crammed full of history from the time off the wagon trains and after, and has an original wagon that crossed the USA. There's also mocked up shops and... More 

Helpful?
Thank MK13AL
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

On many occasion traveling I-5, we've seen signs for the Brownsville Pioneer Museum aka Linn County Museum, and on this trip we finally decided to check it out with our pre-teen grandson. Are we glad we did! This isn't too far off the highway, and presents a loving tribute to the pioneers of Linn County within the old train station... More 

Helpful?
Thank Leebot
oregon
Level Contributor
389 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We dropped into Brownsville looking for this museum ,talk about a cute looking old town! The museum was easy to find an old Train Depot and old train cars next to a cute park. The Museum had really well thought out cute displays . The research room is right in the open and accessible to visitors so if you have... More 

Helpful?
Thank simpleyme
Pershore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here, it is a great little museum with a variety of things to look at and learn but without being overwhelming with too much information. The balance was just right. The lady on duty at the museum, June, was extremely knowledgeable and full of interesting facts. We stopped by for about 45 minutes and so glad... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank LJBWorcester_UK
Brownsville, Oregon
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

The museum is in a rail car and they have it full. There is another one that has a part of the old local theater in it. The keeper is very knowledgable and for a museum it is the best I've been to for a small town. Highly recommend. I might add that after a visit there, there is antique... More 

Helpful?
Thank chadddd
Wolf Creek, Oregon
Level Contributor
42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

I love learning about Oregon history. I'm glad I finally made it to Brownsville for the Linn county Museum. The volunteers on duty were knowledgeable and willing to answer all my questions. The museum is well done with many interesting displays spanning different time periods. I took the time to assemble all the gear in the miniature covered wagon which... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lunette F
Chicago
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

My mom and I recently stopped in this county museum while we were driving south through Oregon on I-5. We noticed a billboard on the side of the road and, after looking up great reviews on TripAdvisor, decided to make the short detour into Brownsville. Getting to the museum from the highway was very easy -- don't let its location... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shannon S
Brownsville, Oregon
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is a great place, there’s no addition price and the best in the county. Always enjoyable and totally worth visiting.

Helpful?
Thank OpinionatedMan
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
185 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Brownsville is small town beautiful. It is where Stand By Me the movie was filmed. The museum is VERY large with all sorts of historic stuff to see. You can watch "Stand By Me" in the back in the small theater. They also have walking map tours for filming locations. Very helpful staff. Don't pass this place up!

Helpful?
Thank jayhawkgrant

Travellers who viewed Linn County Museum also viewed

 

Been to Linn County Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Linn County Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?