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Between the Spruce Goose, an indoor water park and sprawling vineyards, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum already has a lot to offer. But now partially under new ownership, the McMinnville museum might have a lot more to brag about.
A hotel, amphitheater and campground are among the big ideas in the works at the Evergreen campus, which will host a grand opening of its new event center spaces on Wednesday. All of it comes courtesy of Falls Event Center LLC, a Utah-based company that purchased several museum buildings and a sizable chunk of land during a bankruptcy sale last summer.
Utah-based Steve Down Cos. initially bought land in Rocklin for its new event venue – called The Falls Event Center – but the organization sold that property and instead built its center in Roseville.
Roseville’s city leaders had expressed interest in using the facility, Down said, and government business is important to making his business pencil out. The Falls in Roseville, 240 Conference Center Drive, opened in January and it’s Down’s second event center in the region. His group opened the The Falls in Elk Grove, 8280 Elk Grove Blvd., in October 2014.