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Kerby

Travel to Kerby Oregon

Kerby, Oregon, a small town with a rich historical tapestry, is conveniently accessible for those seeking a retreat into the past combined with the serenity of nature. From the bustling city of Portland, the drive south to Kerby takes approximately 4 hours, leading you through Oregon’s verdant landscapes and into the heart of the Illinois Valley. Driving from the California border near Crescent City takes about 2 hours north, providing a scenic trip up the coast and through the mountains. For air travelers, the nearest major airport is in Medford, Oregon, just a 1.5-hour drive away, offering a quick gateway to this quaint and cozy town.

Embrace History at the Kerbyville Museum

Kerby is a destination that history enthusiasts will not want to miss, notably the Kerbyville Museum. This historical gem offers a deep dive into the region’s pioneer roots, with artifacts and exhibits that tell the tale of Oregon’s bygone gold rush era. As a visitor, you’ll be transported back in time, walking through a preserved post office and a schoolroom, allowing you to experience the rich cultural heritage that Kerby proudly conserves.

Discover Nature’s Classroom at Deer Creek Center

Another compelling reason to visit Kerby is the Deer Creek Center for Field Research and Education. This ecological haven serves as a research facility and a hub for nature lovers and students of the environment. Trails weave through the property, offering opportunities for bird-watching, botany, and enjoying the tranquil beauty of the region’s diverse flora and fauna. It’s a place where education and conservation intersect, providing an enriching experience for all who walk its paths.

Artistry Among the Trees at It’s a Burl Gallery

Art enthusiasts will find themselves enchanted by Kerby’s It’s a Burl Gallery. This unique art space is nestled amongst the trees, showcasing intricate woodwork and handcrafted sculptures that celebrate the natural beauty of wood. Creations range from functional art to whimsical pieces that spark the imagination, all crafted by local artisans. It’s a Burl, which is more than just a gallery; it’s a testament to the town’s creative spirit and talent within its community.

Things To Do

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Illinois Valley

Deer Creek Vineyards

Deer Creek Vineyards of Southern Oregon produces award winning, premium handcrafted wines, ensuring a unique, handcrafted touch in every bottle […]

2680 Deer Creek Road
Selma, OR. 97538
541-597-4226
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Taylor Sausage

At Taylor’s Sausage, we’ve mastered the art of crafting sausages using locally sourced ingredients and traditional techniques. Our legacy, spanning […]

202 So. Redwood Hwy.
Cave Junction, OR. 97523
541.592.5358
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Certified Angus Beef hand cut steaks. Outstanding Prime Rib. Handcrafted soups, sauces, dressings.

33105 Redwood Hwy
O'Brien, OR. 97534
541-596-2202
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Outside view of a Treehouse

Each with its own unique theme, guests stay in state-of-the-art treehouses at Vertical Horizons – Treehouse Paradise. Each morning your […]

3305 Dick George Road
Cave Junction, OR. 97523
(541) 592-4751
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Kerbyville Inn

The Inn features 5 suites, two with spa tubs. All units have private bathrooms and private entrances. Each suite also […]

24304 Redwood Hwy.
Cave Junction, OR. 97523
541-592-4689
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Illinois Valley

Whisper Canyon Ranch

Whisper Canyon Ranch has 70 beautiful acres tucked into the mountains of Oregon’s Illinois Valley. The perfect place to disconnect […]

2249 Reeves Creek Rd
Selma, OR. 97538
503-724-7481
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Collie Bar Trail

This trail provides access to the Illinois Wild and Scenic River at Collier Bar from the Illinois River Trail #1161 within Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  […]

Cave Junction, OR.
541-592-4000
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Bolan Lake Trail

This trail takes you from the Bolan Lake Campground to the Bolan Mountain Lookout. The world-renowned biodiversity can be seen from […]

Cave Junction, OR.
541-592-4000
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Eight Dollar Mountain is one of the most significant botanical sites in Oregon, representing a major area of species endemism […]

Cave Junction, OR.
541-592-4000
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