Half Day Itinerary
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (June - August)
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (September - May)
Tour Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center
The organization’s clinic, Interpretive Center, and animal holding facilities are located on 24 acres of land adjacent to the wild and scenic section of Oregon's Rogue River. Animals treated at the Rehabilitation Center range from baby squirrels and rabbits to bobcats, black bear and grizzly bears; from hummingbirds and wrens to great blue herons and American bald and golden eagles.
Location: 11845 Lower River Rd
Time: 1.5 Hours
Hours: June - August, 9:30am - 3:30pm / September - May, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Noon - 2:30pm
Tour and eat lunch in Downtown Grants Pass
One Day Itinerary
8:30 a.m. / 9 a.m. - Noon
Option 1: Tour the Oregon Caves National Monument This location is open seasonally from mid-March through November 1st. It is closed November 2nd through mid-March for the winter. Hours may vary. Check the Oregon Caves National Monument website for times.
Option 2: 8:30am, have breakfast at Taprock Restaurant followed by a 10am tour at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads (Tours offered M-F at 10am or 2pm).
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch in Grants Pass
1:30 - 5 p.m.
Option 1: Take an Applegate Valley Wine Tour including: Valley View Winery Troon Vineyard Bridgeview Winery Rosella's Vineyard Wooldridge Winery Applegate Red Winery Schmidt Family Vineyards
Option 2: Take an Illinois Valley Wine Tour including: Deer Creek Winery Bear Creek Winery Foris Vineyards
5 - 5:45 p.m. Check in to your hotel.
6 - 7:30 p.m. Have dinner in Historic Downtown Grants Pass. 8 - 9:30 p.m. Take in a theatre performance at a local theatre (Contingent upon performance dates and availability) Historic Rogue Theatre Barnstormers Theatre One Eleven Theatre Rogue Music Theatre Rogue Valley Symphony Josephine County Community Concert Association
Two Day Itinerary
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Tour the Applegate Valley Interpretive Center in Sunny Valley, OR
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Take the Historic Downtown walking tour
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Eat lunch in Downtown Grants Pass
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the Grants Pass Museum of Art and the Firehouse Gallery
4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Check in to your hotel
6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Have dinner at a local restaurant
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Take in an evening performance at one of Grants Pass' local theatres
Historic Rogue Theatre
One Eleven Theatre
Rogue Valley Symphony
Josephine County Community Concert Association
Rogue Music Theatre
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
Take a tour of The Great Cats World Park in Cave Junction, OR
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Have lunch at the famous Taylor's Sausage in Cave Junction, OR
1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Visit The Siskiyou Field Institute in Selma, OR
Depart from Grants Pass
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Visit The Glass Forge (M-F 8-5, Sat 10-4)
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Take a tour of the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Gallery One at the Museum (noon to 4, Tues-Sat)
12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Have lunch in Historic Downtown Grants Pass
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Take a tour of The Bear Hotel (call ahead to make an appointment)
*If it's the first Friday of the month, take in First Friday Live in Downtown Grants Pass.
*Also, be sure to check out Art Along the Rogue, a chalk art and musical festival that takes place the first full weekend in October.
Holiday Tour & Events Itinerary
*Information below is for 2015. Please check back as the 2016 holidays draw nearer.
Downtown Grants Pass Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival to town
December 4, 2015
Santa arrives in Downtown at approximately 6:30 p.m. The festivities start at 5:30 p.m. A wonderful holiday event featuring music from local performers, a Live Tree Lighting Ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. including a reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", and capped off with Santa arriving by train to visit with children downtown from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Events occur together in the Downtown Welcome Center parking lot. For more information, call the Towne Center Association at 541-476-5773.
Downtown Christmas Parade
December 5, 2015
Downtown Christmas Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. and will travel north on 6th Street then west on G Street, ending at the Christmas Plaza. Christmas floats, Santa and many festive delights will join in on this one of a kind parade. This year's theme is "Bright Lights & Merry Nights." For more information about the parade, call the Downtown Welcome Center at 541-476-7574. To be an entry in the parade, pick up an application in the Welcome Center or call 541-450-6180.
Magical Musical Christmas Murals
Mid-November through January 1 annually
Looking for a festive activity to entertain the kids or holiday guests? Try visiting downtown Grants Pass where a series of banquet-table-sized fiber optic murals create an old-fashioned Christmas with a technological twist.
Starting the second week of November and running through the first of the new year, the downtown area will radiate with the fiberoptic dazzle of gigantic Magical Musical Christmas Murals. Several of the oversized murals include automatic sound systems to play the old-fashioned Christmas music emanating from them. The murals are wired with miles of fiber optic cable and thousands of points of lights.
The Rogue Winterfest
December 3-7, 2015
The Grants Pass Rogue Winterfest , formerly known as the Grants Pass Festival of Trees, is an annual community fundraising event for Options for Southern Oregon, Family Friends and Kairos. The festival proceeds directly helps thousands of children, adults and families with mental health needs in Josephine County.
The 2015 festival will be at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel Annex on Spalding Avenue in Grants Pass. The venue will be transformed into a Southern Oregon Adventureland. Over thirty professionally decorated trees and holiday displays will be on exhibit.
For more information, please visit The Rogue Winterfest website.