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Explore Oakland

Our whole downtown is within four blocks. Park, walk and enjoy!

Many of our shops feature unique antiques and vintage collectibles.

Fill up at one of our eateries. Sit down for a delicious meal, with soda, wine or beer. Or grab a coffee or smoothie to go. Top it off with a sweet treat!

Every day is a good day to visit Oakland. Spend the day browsing the many antique & gift shops. Pick up a copy of the Historic Walking Tour Map at the Museum and enjoy a day of history.

Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for special events / happenings in Oakland all year.

Historic Oakland

Want to see an Oregon town as it was a hundred or so years ago? Oakland is one of the best preserved collections of classic 19th Century brick buildings in the state of Oregon, and well deserves its status on the National & State Registers of Historical Places.

After being amazed at the 1890’s buildings in Oakland’s downtown district, visit the Oakland Museum for more surprises about the unique little town and its history. Rooms full of furniture typical of many early Oakland homes, a bank exhibit, post office, general store and more. There is a clothing display, toys, photographs, tools and stories of Oakland’s history. This was established in 1969.

Open 7 days a week 12:30-3:30 (closed holidays)

The Oakland Museum is operated by volunteers and publicly supported with donations. There is no admission charge. Don’t miss this delightful step back in time.

Parks

Come out and play at one of our city parks!
Oakland City Park – lush grass surrounded by shade trees, picnic tables, Paul Tamm pavilion, and new playground equipment
Kanipe City Park – five acres of pleasant walking trails along a small creek; Disc Golf course
Stearns Park – features privacy, picnic facilities, tables and barbecues
Railroad Park – generous parking along Hwy 99, picnic tables and easy access to historic downtown

Mildred Kanipe County Park is a 1100 acre county park east of Oakland with its wild rolling hills, grasslands, and mixed woods, the original orchard, barns and cabin. It offers horseback riding, picnic sites, several miles of hiking trails and scores of wild peacocks offer photo opportunities. This park was donated by Mildred Kanipe to Douglas County and is now maintained and operated by Douglas County Parks Department. Strolling through this beautiful park reserve, you will appreciate the preservation efforts. The perfect location for your outdoor wedding and reception. Only 8 miles and a beautiful ride too! This Park now offers horse Camping / RV sites for overnight lodging.