Come for Breakfast and Lunch,
                              ----------    Stay for Adventure



If you are coming to our AirEventure Fly-in Breakfast, why not turn the trip into a vacation and enjoy a few days in the Rogue Valley? Here are some of the area attractions. It’s only a start. Check out the listed websites or the Grants Pass Visitors Center web site at  for links to much more information on these and other interesting things to see and do. This page will be posted on our chapter website for future reference.
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   Historic downtown Grants Pass                            Unique shops and restaurants    

Rogue Theater. Restored downtown art-deco theater. Rock, jazz, blues, country, and more. Summer schedule not yet available.

                      Wildlife Images               

World renowned wildlife rehabilitation facility 12 miles west of town. 3 hour guided excursion. Transport bus departs 3 times daily from downtown. It also brings you back.  For complete details please visit the Wildlife Images website.

      Hellgate Jet Boat Excursions      

You owe it to yourself to do this at least once. Boat dock is conveniently located at Taprock Grille, north side of the river across from Riverside Park.  In addition to standard river excursions, both lunch and dinner cruises are offered with a stop at Hellgate Excursions' proprietary riverfront restaurant, the OK Corral on the wild and scenic portion of the Rogue River. 

Golf. Several 9-hole courses and one 18-hole course in the Grants Pass area.

Farther Afield
Fish the Rogue.         Bait fish for Spring Chinook or fly fish for Summer Steelhead. Guide services available.

River rafting. ½ day to 4 day trips.          Most operators provide transportation from local motels.


Winery Tours
Several award winning wineries call southern Oregon home. Three distinct microclimates, Bear Creek, Applegate, and Illinois Valley exist within the Rogue Valley AVA. Check them out and pick your favorites.  For a preview of the wine country visit the Applegate Valley Wine Trail website.






Historic Jacksonville
Just 45 minutes from Grants Pass through the beautiful Applegate Valley. Jacksonville looks much like it did when Jesse James robbed the local bank. Not really. That was a movie which substituted Jacksonville for the less scenic actual town. Anyway, it’s worth the trip and a visit can be coupled with an Applegate Valley Winery Tour.





Jacksonville is also home to the Britt Festival, an outdoor venue featuring big name performers throughout the summer.

Ashland Shakespeare Festival. Numerous offerings. Check their website  for schedule and ticket information.



Oregon Caves National Monument
Another day trip when combined with visits to Illinois Valley vineyards. Guided tours only. Great exercise.

                   Extend the experience with an overnight stay at the historic Oregon Caves Chateau on site.       


Rental cars are available through Rent-A-Car and they will pick you up at the airport.  If you talk to them real nice when you make your reservation, they might even have a car there waiting for you.