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Grants Pass

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Grants Pass is a city in Southern Oregon.

The slogan for the city is “It’s the Climate,” and nothing could fit the town better. Grants Pass has been known in the winter to receive sun, rain, and snow all on the same day! Its climate is very similar to that of nearby Medford in Jackson County.

One of Grants Pass’ greatest achievements is being one of the most caffeinated cities in Southern Oregon. It is home to the originators of Dutch Bros. and stickers adorn almost every car’s bumper or window.

Understand[edit]

Tourist Information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Interstate 5: Grants Pass is accessed from I-5 through Exits 55 & 58. Fun fact: this is the westernmost stretch of Interstate highway in the continental United States.
  • OR Hwy 99 goes through downtown Grants Pass from I-5 (Exit #58) via NE Scoville which becomes NE 6th St. From downtown go north on NE 7th St to return to the freeway. SR-99 passes through downtown Grants Pass as NE 6/7th St and east towards Medford as Rogue River Hwy. Hwy 99 runs parallel to I-5.

By bus[edit]

  • 1 Greyhound Lines, (bus stop) A-1 Market at 605 NE 7th St (NE 7th St and 'B' St), +1-800-231-2222. Greyhound travels primarily on Interstate 5 between Portland and Sacramento via Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Roseburg, Grants Pass, Medford, Weed, Redding, Chico, Red Bluff, Oroville and/or Marysville. Tickets must be pre-paid & pre-printed from online or purchased from a full service depot elsewhere as the A-1 Market does not sell bus tickets. The old bus station on NE Agness Ave is closed
  • 2 Southwest Point (Oregon Point) (operated by Klamath Shuttle), (bus stop) Walmart @ 135 NE Terry Ln (the bus stop is along 'F' St (Spalding Ln) between Terry Ln & Agness Ave, outside of Walmart's truck loading docks), +1 541-883-2609. Goes southwest towards Brookings via Crescent City and other towns along US Hwy 199 and east to Klamath Falls via Gold Hill (Ray's Food Place on 868 2nd Ave); Medford, Ashland and White City along SR-66 & 140. Passengers can also transfer to the Amtrak Coast Starlight Train in Klamath Falls. Local JCT buses also pick up at the same stop (#20 & 35).

Get around[edit]

On rainy days you may find yourself wanting to drive around town, but on warm sunny days it is nice to walk through historic down town.

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • 1 Josephine Community Transit (JCT), (main bus stop) NE 6th Ave & 'B' St, +1 541-474-5452. JCT operates local buses in/around Grants Pass (Rt #10, 20, 35, 40); to Selma & Cave Junction (#50); Merlin, Sunny Valley & Wolf Creek (#80); and to Medford (#100). The main transfer point (single stop) for all bus lines is at Anne Basker Auditorium, next to the Josephine County courthouse on NE 6th Ave & 'B' St

By taxi[edit]

See[edit]

Grants Pass is known for its 1 famous caveman statue. In early 2005 it was vandalized, but now once again stands tall on its pedestal near the intersection of NW Sixth St. and Morgan St.

  • 2 Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan, 1345 Redwood Ave. Next to Oregon Tarp Co. in front of the Cedarwood Saloon
  • 3 Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW G St., +1 541-479-3290. Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM.

Parks[edit]

Spend the day by the river at beautiful parks. Feed the birds on the Rogue River at Riverside Park near the center of town, or take a walk through the All Sports Park, stopping on its bridges to catch a glance at the fish and frogs.

  • Riverside West All Sports Park (Lincoln Rd & Webster Ln), +1 541-471-6435.

Do[edit]

  • 1 O'Brien's Rogue River Rafting, 5556 Lower River Rd, +1 541-476-2404. 7AM-7PM. Guided Oregon whitewater rafting trips on the Rogue River. Enjoy full or half-day rafting and kayaking trips, family raft camps or teen raft camps. $70 and up.
  • 2 Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, 966 SW 6th St, +1 541-479-7204. Offering exhilarating excursions down the Rogue River. Take in the beauty of Southern Oregon, spot a bald eagle, view osprey flying high overhead, notice deer relaxing in the brush, or just admire the green trees, steep cliffs and luxurious houses along the side of the river.
  • The Farm, 51 S. Stage Rd, +1 541-535-1316. The Farm provides an opportunity for children and adults to interact with farm animals and exotics alike. Ride a gorgeous Welsh pony. Bring home a Christmas tree and have your picture taken with Santa. Browse through The Farm's gift shop, sip a cup of delicious hot cocoa or cider.
  • O.A.R.S. (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists), toll-free: +1-800-346-6277. One of the most established whitewater rafting outfitters in Oregon, O.A.R.S. has been guiding guests down the Rogue River since 1969. Join a family-friendly white water rafting vacation deep within Oregon's forested wilderness on the Rogue River. Trips run from May through August and range in length from 3, 4, 5 and 6 days.

Buy[edit]

Shopping Centers[edit]

  • 1 Grants Pass Shopping Ctr, 959 NE D St (one is off of D Street, and another off Allen Creek Road), +1 541-474-0858. For a variety of shopping needs, including clothing and computer accessories.

Historic Downtown[edit]

Shop in historic downtown. Enjoy a walk down ‘G’ street, shopping in all the boutiques. You’ll find many apparel shops, craft stores, and furniture shops.

Eat[edit]

One of the first things you may notice when you visit Grants Pass is the numerous pizza and fast food restaurants that appear on almost every corner, but upon a closer look you will see more.

American[edit]

Asian[edit]

  • 3 The Blue Monkey Noodle House, 144 SE 7th St, +1 541-295-8844.
  • 4 China Hut, 1434 NW 6th St, +1 541-476-3441.
  • 5 Hong Kong Restaurant, 820 NW 6th St, +1 541-476-4244.
  • 6 Hunan Garden, 929 NE D St (Grants Pass Shopping Center), +1 541-474-7333.
  • 7 Matsukaze Japanese Restaurant, 1675 NE 7th St, +1 541-479-2961.
  • 8 Pongsri's Thai Restaurant, 202 Redwood Hwy, +1 541-955-1662.
  • 9 Royal Barge Thai Cuisine, 120 SW H St, +1 541-474-6942.
  • 10 Thai BBQ, 428 SW 6th St, +1 541-476-4304.
  • 11 Taroko Asian Tapas Bar, 414 NW 6th St, +1 541-474-7108.

Italian[edit]

Mexican[edit]

Middle Eastern[edit]

Seafood[edit]

Other[edit]

Drink[edit]

When you feel like you need an alcoholic beverage, Grants Pass has that covered, with multiple bars to choose from.

Sleep[edit]

Grants Pass has a variety of hotels, motels, sand motorhome and RV parks.

Hotels[edit]

Camping[edit]

RV parks[edit]

Campgrounds[edit]

Go next[edit]

When it's time to leave, aim for the I-5. Go north for the Portland Airport, or south for the Medford airport. If you want to make plans to go somewhere new or need advice, there are many travel agencies available for you to visit.

Nearby attractions[edit]

  • Great Cats World Park, 27919 Redwood Hwy., Cave Junction (~31 mi away)
  • Oregon Caves National Monument (~48 mi away)
  • The Oregon Vortex, 4303 Sardine Creek Rd., Gold Hill, (~12 mi away)
  • Big Goofy Black Bird , 1810 W. Main St., Medford, (~24 mi away)
  • Eagle Nabs Fish , 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville, (~33 mi away)
  • Ship Ashore - Little Museum , 12370 Highway 101 North, Smith River, California (~57 mi away)
Routes through Grants Pass
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