Discover Grants Pass
Grants Pass is known for it's amazing beauty and the famous Rogue River! Enjoy jet boat rides, fishing and and countless outdoor activities. It is considered the "gateway" to the Oregon Coast and the Redwood Forest. Grants Pass has also become known for it's unique culture; enjoy downtown shopping with many antique stores and eclectic boutiques, award winning wineries, and fine dinning such as Matsukaze, Musashi's, Pongsri, and more.
Many summer activities include the Saturday Growers Market, Boatnik Festival, First Friday Art Walk, The Rogue Music Outdoor Theater, the Barnstormers Theater which offers Plays year-round.
THE ROGUE RIVER
Home of Hellagte Canyon, where many famous television scenes were filmed such as Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid, Rooster Cogburn and more. Hellgate Jetboat Excursions can take you though miles of the upper and lower Rogue River. There are plenty of rafting companies to pick from, whether you are whitewater rafting or just takin' it easy. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy along the way.
Journey back in time to an Era Gone Bye. Pioneer town, Outdoor exhibits, Steam Engine Tractors, Stage Coaches, Buildings, Mill works. An indoor Museum features "Oregon Memories", including Debbs Potts (former Governor) historian information, antiques. and more.
Applegate Trail Interpretive Center
Applegate Trail Interpretive Center provides a first hand look into the local area, history, fabulous displays, gold mining, history theatre & more. Located right beside the Museum is Fort Leland and the Grave Creek Covered Bridge rich in history regarding Martha Leland, Indian Wars, gold & more.
Oregon Vortex - House Of Mystery
The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed. It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena, which can be captured on film. No matter your education or profession you will find a challenge to all your accepted theories.
Upper and Lower Table Rocks are located in Sams Valley near Medford & Central Point. Table Rock was a sanctuary for Takelma Indians. The two Table Rock mesas are both Open all year and No fee to hike them . The 125-foot-thick andesite rims capping these U-shaped mesas are remnants of a lava flow that snaked down the Rogue River Valley 9.6 million years ago from vents east of Prospect. Since then, erosion has worn away the softer surrounding rock, leaving the hard andesite perched 800 feet above the plain.
OTHER LOCAL INTERESTS:
Jacksonville - Home of the Britt Festival - 40 minute drive
Ashland - Home of the Shakespeare Festival - 1 hour drive.
The Oregon Caves - about 2 - 3 hour drive.
The Redwoods and Oregon Coast - about 2 - 3 hour drive.
Seven Feathers Casino - about a 2 hour drive.
Crater Lake - is a 4 - 5 hour drive.