1. Riverside Park-Grants Pass Oregon
The highlight of Grants Pass is the mighty Rogue River flowing through town. Riverside Park is located right on the Rogue River and is a wonderful place to picnic and walk along the Rogue. The city is often referred to the "whitewater rafting capital" of Oregon and a mecca for Southern Oregon travel. More than 25 outfitters offer rafting adventures in Grants Pass and nearby Merlin.

2. Applegate Valley
The Applegate Valley is the middle of three adjacent river valleys extending from the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains along the California border to the Rogue River in the north. These three valleys roughly define the boundaries of the Rogue Valley AVA. In 2001, the application for American Viticultural Area (AVA) status for the Applegate Valley was authorized, making it the sixth official wine region in Oregon State.

3. Champagne Cellars
Located in the Applegate Valley wine country. Champagne Cellars is a boutique winery producing limited, award winning, estate bottled, premium champagne and still wines. This appellation produces wines of intense character and complexity. We specialize in private label champagne, and wines for celebrations and events. On-site catering for events and weddings. Located at 1425 Humbug Creek Road, Applegate Oregon 97530.

4. Jacksonville Vineyards
1,600 feet above sea level with afternoon westerly breezes that keep our clear air moving, Jacksonville Vineyards, which are in rows aligned north-south, receive just the right sun, moisture, and indeed, perfect growing conditions to give us extremely well ripened fruit each fall. Today there is growing public awareness of the wines of the Applegate Valley. Designated as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2002 for it's micro-climate, the Applegate Valley is unique and unlike any other region in Oregon.

Combined with our commitment to outstanding practices, our vineyards bear fruit that produces some of the best wine grapes grown in the Applegate Valley and are equal to some of the best wines in the world. Located about 12 miles west of historic Jacksonville on 238.

5. Historic Jacksonville Oregon
In 1966, Jacksonville was designated a national historic landmark. More than 100 buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. With a dynamic vision of the future that simultaneously incorporates its glorious past, Jacksonville is booming once again. Ask someone who has visited recently and you may here a very familiar phrase…."It's Gold!"

Here you also will find the Jacksonville Museum is in a brick and stone Italianate building built in 1883 that formerly served as the courthouse, until the county seat was moved to Medford. There is a section featuring the works of Peter Britt, as well as exhibits on the history of the Oregon and California Railroad in the Rogue Valley, mining, the Chinese, and Jacksonville history in general.

The nearby Children's Museum is housed in the 1910 Jackson County Jail. It has exhibits including old fashioned toys, walk through exhibits for a pioneer jail, kitchen and tepee and a collection of Vance Colvig memorabilia and cartoons. Vance ("Pinto") Colvig, a Jacksonville native, was the voice for many Walt Disney characters, including Goofy, Grumpy (in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), and Pluto. He was also the first Bozo the Clown. Located at 205 5th St. Jacksonville, Oregon.

6. Valley View Vineyards
Located in the nationally recognized historic town of Jacksonville, in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, Valley View Vineyard was originally established by pioneer Peter Britt in the 1850's. The name has since been restored by the Wisnovsky family for their vineyard and winery established in 1972 in the beautiful Applegate Valley nine miles from Jacksonville. The tasting room is opened from 11-5, daily. The room is located in the heart of Jacksonville. 125 East California Street, Jacksonville, OR.

7. Britt Music Festival
This is the Pacific Northwest's premiere outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon, Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, dance, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music. Britt's performance venue is a naturally formed amphitheater set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones on the beautiful hillside estate of 19th century photographer Peter Britt. Check them out at www.brittfest.org. Located in Historic Jacksonville at First and Fir St.

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