Grants Pass is where Pacific Northwest adventures begin! On the banks of Oregon’s legendary Rogue River, Grants Pass is among the greatest places in the American West for whitewater thrills, forest trails, fly fishing, friendly faces, and a dynamic local arts and entertainment scene. Come visit!

1995 NW Vine St.
Grants Pass OR 97526
541-450-6180 
www.travelgrantspass.com

 

 

See and Do

Antiques and Collectibles
Grants Pass has over 25 antique and collectible shops. Maps with listings of the items carried are available from the Grants Pass Area Association of Antique Dealers, 220 SW 6th, Grants Pass, OR 97526. Or call the Grants Pass Visitor Information Center at (800) 547-5927.

Caveman Bridge
This bridge crosses the Rogue River on 6th St. in Grants Pass. It’s listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Chinook Park
Off Hwy 199 (Redwood Hwy) to Gordon Way, left to Chinook Lane, right to park. Open year-round. Pet on leash. Day use only.

Griffin Park 
Located on Hwy 199, 6.7 miles from Grants Pass. Right on Riverbanks Road 6.2 miles, then right on Griffin Road to park. Open April 1 to September 30.

Schroeder Park 
Located on Hwy 199, 2.2 miles from Grants Pass. Right on Willow Lane, 2.3 miles to park. Open year-round

City Historic Tours
Take a guided walking tour of historic Grants Pass and share its colorful history. The Josephine County Historical Society is housed in the historic Schmidt House at the corner of 5th and “J” streets. The house contains many interesting collections of books, photos and maps. The reading and conference rooms of their research library are open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday-Friday.

Downtown Historical District
The downtown area of Grants Pass has recently been designated a National Historic District. This area is filled with antique stores and dining opportunities.

Firehouse Gallery
Located in the historic district in downtown Grants Pass at 214 SW 4th St. (541) 956-7489

Grants Pass Museum of Art
This City of Grants Pass Museum displays classic and contemporary art including works by local artists. One and two month changing exhibits featuring international, national, regional and local artwork. 229 SW “G” St. 

Jetboat on the Rogue River
Safe for all ages, a thrilling way to explore wildlife and scenery along the famed Rogue is to take a jetboat trip.  Jetboats depart from Grants Pass and Gold Beach.

Performing Arts
ROGUE MUSIC THEATER at Rogue Community College offers the finest regional musical theater in Oregon, July-August (outdoors), plus winter shows. Call for tickets (541) 479-2559 

BARNSTORMERS LITTLE THEATER is the oldest community theater in Oregon. It presents classic and contemporary plays, leaning heavily toward comedy. for information call (541) 479-3557 

STARDUST REPERTORY THEATER, and GRANTS PASS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, located in Grants Pass High School, is one of the nicest performing arts venues in the northwest. Built in 1999, the GPHS Performing Arts Center houses two theaters and three performance classrooms. The main theater seats 800 and has the largest stage in Southern Oregon. The Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce and local merchants also sponsor a series of free “Concerts in the Park” every Tuesday night, July-September in Riverside Park. (541) 476-7717

Riverside Park
Located across the Caveman Bridge. A delightful mix of wide, grassy expanses that slope down to the river’s edge and shaded playground and picnic areas. Concerts in the Park are held each Tuesday, June- August, in the early evenings, offering a variety of music artists.

Riverside West All Sports Park
This park is located on 57 acres adjacent to the Rogue River, less than two miles west of downtown Grants Pass. Riverfront access, nature trails, a pedestrian and bicycle bridge as well as wildlife viewing areas and interpretive signs make this an ideal outdoor experience.

Southern Oregon Public Market
Great place for farm fresh goods and handcrafted items. Located downtown on 4th and “F” streets. Open March-November.

Sportsman’s Park
Take I-5 to Exit 61, north on Frontage Rd (east of freeway), 2.7 miles. Day use only. (541) 476-2040

Tom Pearce Park
Grants Pass Parkway, turn south on Agness and follow directions to Foothill before going under freeway, follow signs to park. Open April 1 to September 30. Day use only. (541) 474-5285

White Horse Park
Travel west on “G” street, eight miles to park entrance on Lower River Road. Open April 1 to September 30.

Whitewater Trips
One of the exciting opportunities in Grants Pass is the chance to take a whitewater rafting or inflatable kayak trip on the Rogue River, a premier whitewater river. Outfitters provide a variety of options, including short half-day trips to longer four-day overnight adventures. Deer, Osprey, Blue Heron and River Otter are often viewed on these excursions.

Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and  Education Center
Get up close and personal with bears, cougars, wolves and more at Wildlife Images, a non-profit organization that cares for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, indige­nous to the Pacific Northwest. Tours and educational pro­grams for schools, organizations and the general public; it’s a great place for kids and adults alike! Approx 12 miles west of Grants Pass and 3.5 miles from Merlin, open for public tours and visitors all year, rain or shine, except for some holidays; reservations are required. 

11845 Lower River Rd.
Grants Pass OR 97526
(541) 476-0222
www.wildlifeimages.org

Wiseman Gallery
Located at Rogue Community College, this gallery features works from a cross section of the nation’s contemporary artists. Exhibits change every three weeks. (541) 956-7489

East, Drink and Shop 

Grand tastes, gracious touches, and a profusion of styles and settings make dining in Grants Pass unique. Celebrate the senses with dishes and delicacies from authentic Italian to classic old-fashioned hamburgers and BBQ. Go online for a list of options. www.travelgrantspass.com

Shop River Rock
This 6,000 sq ft gift shop located upstairs inside Hellgate Jetboat Excursions is an adventure all its own! Move from the garden to the kitchen and then the living room as if walking in a life-like home. With beautiful gifts and home décor items, ShopRiverRock is the perfect place to shop for Oregon keepsakes as well as Pandora, Brighton and Vera Bradley. (Located inside Hellgate Jetboat Excursions) 

966 SW 6th St
Grants Pass, OR 97526
(541) 956-5260
www.shopriverrock.com 

Spend the Night

Best Western - Rogue River

8959 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass OR  97527
(541) 582-2200
www.countryhouseinnsjacksonville.com

Lodge at Riverside
Let the scenic Rogue River become your backyard as you catch your breath in richly decorated oversized rooms. Experience the best of Grants Pass, Oregon--for quiet pleasures, whirlwind vacations or corporate meetings. Full-service meeting facility.  

955 SE 7th Street
Grants Pass OR  97526
(541) 955-0600
www.thelodgeatriverside.com 

Riverside Inn
Experience the best of Grants Pass, Oregon--for quiet pleasures, whirlwind vacations or corporate meetings. Hellgate Jetboat Excursions depart nearby. Full-service meeting facility.

986 SW 6th St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
(541) 476-6873
(800) 334-4567
www.riverside-inn.com 

The Weasku Inn
Named by Travel and Leisure as one of the country’s “Top 25 Great American Lodges” and named “Inn of the Month” by Country Living magazine, the historic Weasku Inn is nestled along the banks of the famous Rogue River. The restored 1924 lodge offers five lodge rooms and 12 richly appointed river cabins. Corporate meeting space available. Special Event, Romance, and Adventure packages available.

5560 Rogue River Hwy.
Grants Pass OR 97527
(541) 471-8000
(800) 4-WEASKU
www.weasku.com