There are a variety of tourist attractions which include: boat rides on the Rogue River, The "Oregon Vortex", the nationally recognized, Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Britt Music Festival, Jacksonville Historic Site, Wildlife Safari Animal Park as well as history and art museums.
Berries, Fruits, and Vegetables
This region is often referred to as the berry capital of Oregon with blackberries, raspberries, and huckleberries at the top of the list. Several fruit stands and farmers markets with locally grown produce can be found in the Caves Junction area throughout most of the summer. Tomatoes, corn, and potatoes are among the most common vegetables sold. Apples, pears, and cherries are the common fruit. The region is also gaining a reputation for growing grapes.
During the summer and fall, the city of Grants Pass has a Grower's Market with many local farmers selling organic produce and hand-crafted items.
The valley hosts many local events during the summer.
June: Iron Horse, Shining Stars
July: Bluegrass Festival
August: Blackberry Festival
September: Labor Day Parade
Did You Know?
Dragonflies and damselflies are ancient creatures that have lived on Earth far longer than mammals. They have sophisticated eyes, over twenty to thirty thousand per head. Dragonflies are fast fliers; the blue-eyed darner can fly 48 feet per second while chasing prey. Most can fly far, even able to survive crossing a sea or ocean, if they have to.