Settled in 1846, Brownsville retains many homes dating 1850-1900 and several historic buildings. The Moyer House, 204 N. Main St., is an 1881 Victorian Italianate home furnished in period; phone (541) 466-3390. Off Main Street at the end of Park Avenue, Pioneer Park offers camping, fishing, swimming and other recreational opportunities as well as picnic facilities mid-April to mid-October.
Over the River-Through the Woods Scenic Byway is a 66-mile route that leaves I-5 and travels up SR 228 east through South Santiam River Canyon to the junction with SR 126. The byway connects I-5 to the West Cascade and McKenzie/Santiam Pass scenic byways.
Guide books for historical walking and driving tours are available at the Linn County Historical Museum or at the city hall on Main Street. City hall is open Mon.-Fri. 8-5; phone (541) 466-5666.