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Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
Southern Oregon

Make a memory and book the Northwest's #1 River Trip, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions! See the beauty of the Rogue River, jet through the jaws of famous Hellgate Canyon, experience a 360 spin and snap photos of deer, Bald Eagles and more. If you choose, stop and dine family style overlooking the Rogue at our exclusive Ok Corral, accessed by our boats only.

Hellgate is open seasonally and offers 5 different trips from $39-$64! 800-648-4874

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Oregon Coast Aquarium

Sea Otters, Sea Turtles, Sea Bird Aviary, Jellies and much more! Also offering educational exhibits and other learning resources to help students and teachers understand the wealth and fragility of Oregon's coastal resources.

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Historical Sites

Baker Cabin

The site has two historic structures -- the 1856 Baker Cabin sitting on it's original site, and the 1895 Pioneer Church, moved to the site in 1967 from Upper Logan. Horace and Jane Baker traveled west from Illinois in the second wagon train from Independence Missouri in 1846. This was the first wagon train to cross the new Barlow Road from The Dalles to Oregon City.

Ft. Vancouver
Vancouver, The Oregon Trail

Fort Vancouver was a surprising place: it was a fur trade post, but employed more people at agriculture than any other activity. It was a large business that kept order and stability by employing many different ethnic groups. It was a British establishment, but the primary languages were Canadian French and Chinook Jargon. It represented British territorial interests, yet made American settlement in the Northwest possible. In 1996, the 366-acre Vancouver National Historic Reserve was established to protect Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, as well as Vancouver Barracks, Officers' Row, Pearson Field, The Water Resources Education Center, and portions of the Columbia River waterfront.

The City of Jacksonville

Nestled in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon is Historic Jacksonville, an old western mining town. This entire town is a National Historic Landmark, where history comes to life on it's charming streets. The Jacksonville Museum takes visitors back in time as they explore the old west and learn about the pioneers who braved the Oregon Trail. The children's museum engages children in hands on learning as they dress up as pioneers, play in a true replica of a general store and old school house and experience pioneer living.

Lithia Park
Ashland - Southern Oregon

Lithia Park, which began with eight acres in 1892 as a place where the Chautauqua Association could bring entertainment and culture to southern Oregon, currently have 42 of its 93 acres listed in the National Register. Visitors approaching Lithia Park will note the towering Tree of Heaven at the Plaza entrance planted in the 19th century by--according to legend--Abel Helman's Chinese cook.

McLoughlin House
Oregon City - Portland/Metro Region

The McLoughlin House stands today as a reminder of the great contribution Dr. John McLoughlin made to the settlement of the Oregon Country. Dr. McLoughlin was chief factor (superintendent) of the British Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) based at Ft. Vancouver on the Columbia River. The fur trade brought the first permanent white settlers to the area. When the McLoughlin House faced demolition in 1909, the McLoughlin Memorial Association was formed and money was raised to move the house to a public park atop the bluff. McLoughlin's home opened as a museum in 1910. It continues to draw thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. In 1941, Congress designated the McLoughlin House a National Historic Site, the first in the West.

The Oregon Vortex
Southern Oregon

The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed. It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena, which can be captured on film.

The House of Mystery itself was originally an assay office and later used for tool storage, built by the Old Grey Eagle Mining Company in 1904. But the history of the surrounding area, The Oregon Vortex, goes way back to the time of the Native Americans. Their horses would not come into the affected area, so they wouldn't. The Native Americans called the area the "Forbidden Ground", a place to be shunned.

Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House
Willamette Valley

Built in 1888, the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House stands as a classic example of Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion of the late 19th century. The house is now owned by the city and administered by the nonprofit Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson Associates. It is open for viewing at scheduled times and for special tours by appointment.

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Outdoor Attractions

Crater Lake
Southern Oregon

Widely known for its intense blue color and spectacular views. During summer, visitors may navigate the Rim Drive around the lake, enjoy boat tours on the lake surface, stay in the historic Crater Lake Lodge, camp at Mazama Village, or hike some of the park's various trails including Mt. Scott at 8,929 ft. The winter brings some of the heaviest snowfall in the country, averaging 533 inches per year. Although park facilities mostly close for this snowy season, visitors may view the lake during fair weather, enjoy cross-country skiing, and participate in weekend snowshoe hikes. Click here for Crater Lake Institute website for further information.

Fazio Farms "Corn Maze in The City"
Southern Oregon

"Corn Maze in The City" is 6.5 acres (over 283,000 square feet) of complicated and large corn maze. The corn is double planted so you CANNOT see through!!! It's freaky. We look forward to your confusion! Pony rides, corn maze, face painting, food booths, 22' "Bouncy Slide", and pumpkin painting. Visit "HayLand", our covered out of the inevitable rain, for a parent's break hay bale maze, and hay bale pyramid. Opens the end of September through Halloween.

International Rose Gardens
Portland, Oregon

In 1888, Georgiana Burton Pittock, wife of pioneer publisher Henry Pittock, invited her friends and neighbors to exhibit their roses in a tent set up in her garden; thus the Portland Rose Society was established. Today, Portland's International Rose Test Garden is considered the oldest official, continuously-operated, public rose test garden in the United States, Although twenty-four gardens across the nation now test roses, Portland is the only international rose test garden still receiving roses from around the world to be tested in this mild climate between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountain range - and is the only North American city that can issue its awards to roses of merit throughout the world.

Japanese Gardens
Portland, Oregon

Portland's internationally recognized Japanese Garden beckons visitors from home and abroad to enter its unique confines. Little more than forty years old, it represents a melding of Japanese traditional garden forms with American hurry. These gardens have its own personality reflected in five formal garden styles set on five and one-half acres: the Strolling Pond Garden, the Natural Garden, the Sand and Stone Garden, the Flat Garden and the Tea Garden.

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Theme Parks

Enchanted Forest
Turner - Willamette Valley Region

Oregon's premier theme park of fun and amusement! Visit a world of fantasy in the beautiful lush forests of this land of enchantment. Stroll through Storybook Lane, Western town, and the English Village. Ride the thrilling Bobsled roller coaster and the biggest log flume ride in the northwest or battle dragons in the indoor target shooting ride "Challenge of Mondor". Experience the dazzling water-light show, rides and much more.

Oaks Park
Portland, Oregon

There is something for every member of the family at Oaks Park. Thrill rides, kids rides, bumper cars, and carnival games. In addition to roller skating and midway rides, there is quite a selection of carnival treats. Whether you are planning a company picnic or just a day at the park with the family, Oaks Amusement Park offers a little something for everyone.

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Oregon Zoo

Founded in 1887, the award-winning Oregon Zoo is the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi. The zoo's 64 acres are home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears. From the mist-filled Africa Rain Forest to the majestic new Great Northwest exhibits, the zoo encourages visitors to understand and experience the natural world.

Wild Safari
Winston - Southern Oregon

The only drive through wild animal park in the Pacific Northwest, Wildlife Safari enjoys a wonderful climate in a rural setting. Exotic animals roam freely over 600 acres of grasslands and wooded areas, much as they would in their native habitat, while you are on safari in your own car. After your drive through, you can visit the Village, where you can relax, eat in the White Rhino Restaurant, explore the unique Casbah Gift Shop, then take advantage of your second drive through!

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