Crater Rock Museum in Central Point renowned for being the home to the West Coast's finest rock collection. The museum displays several artifacts such as petrified wood, Native American objects, fossils, minerals and many more. Apart from the exhibit areas, the museum also houses a gift shop and provides facilities for events.
An expansive public park in Central Point, Don Jones Memorial Park is popular for its sports field, walking paths, playground, tennis and basketball courts. Besides the sporty areas, this place also has a water park open to the public between the Friday before Memorial Day and till the last Friday of September.
JCLS Medford Library is a well-stocked public library that offers books for people of all ages. They conduct several reading and storytime programs. A good place to take your kids to for getting them into the habit of reading.
Established in March 2008, DANCIN Vineyards managed by Cindy and Dan Marca specializes in artisan wines. Surrounded by a lush green landscape and characterized by a grape field and a patio, this place has struck a chord with people through its Chardonnay, Port, Barbera and Syrah.
A former sewer treatment plant, the Medford Railroad Park is a popular tourist attraction managed by Medford Garden Railroaders, Morse Telegraph Club, Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club and Southern Oregon Live Steamers. Some of the popular attractions here are Medco's "Four Spot" Willamette Locomotive, a telegraph system which is working, hopper car, HO Scale Track/Trains, caboose and many more. The most notable feature here is that visitors can enjoy a Steam Train ride.
Found at the height of 800 feet (243 meters), the Upper and Lower Table Rock are two old volcanic plateaus. A seven million-year-old andesitic lava flow is the reason behind their formation. The sites are historically significant because of the inhabitation of Native Americans approximately 15,000 years before the settlement of European-Americans. Home to nearly 340 species of flora, the dwarf woolly meadowfoam, a type of wildflower can be found near the rocks.
While in Portland, if you're willing to make the drive, it would be worthwhile to visit Grants Pass to watch a concert in the historic Rogue Theatre. The venue has stood since 1938 and is a great example of art deco architecture. It also is host to concerts of various musical genres, film festivals (such as the Rogue Independent Film Festival), and classic cult films. The Rogue Theatre is a great place to go for culture, concerts, and some family fun.
Josephine County Courthouse is an exemplary and significant structure. There is a charming and well-maintained garden in front of the courthouse. This mammoth white building can be visited to know more about the functioning of the court system here and also to collect some tidbits about the politics of the area.
Have a great time in the waters, with a group of friends or your family at the Hellgate Jetboat Excursions. Choose your ride according to your convenience and liking and spend some amazing time, enjoying the scenic beauty around you. Bird watchers will especially have fun as you can spot a variety of birds and animals on your ride.