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Grants Pass is the seat of Josephine County. It lies along Interstate 5 between Roseburg and Medford.

Grants Pass was named when settlers constructing the town's main road heard news of General Grant's capture of Vicksburg in 1863. It was incorporated in 1887. In 1968 the Rogue River, which runs through town, was designated by Congress as a National Wild and Scenic River.

Today Grants Pass, population 17,500, is the hub of a region producing flower bulbs, nuts, fruits, vegetables and dairy products. It also boasts significant lumbering enterprises. The city is the river region's center and a popular departure point for many downriver raft trips. Hellgate Canyon, northwest of the city, marks the Rogue River's entrance to the coast ranges.

The downtown area has been designated a National Historic District. The Grower's Market is one of the largest open-air markets in Oregon. The Boatnik Festival is held in May.

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G W Auction | Riverside Inn Resort & Conference Center |
Art Andrews Gallery 7 | Firehouse Gallery |
Education McCain Institutes | Hellgate Canyon |
History Josephine County Historical Society | Griffin Park |
Public Libraries Josephine County Library System |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts River Shore Resort Motel |
County Parks Departments Josephine County Parks |
Real Estate Joe Redd Realtor |
RV campgrounds and dealers Spalding Pond Campground | Have A Nice Day Campground | Schroeder Campground | White Horse Campground |
Science Siskiyou National Forest |
Shopping Bentwood Furniture |
Sports and Sporting Events American Cart & Harness, Inc. | Native Run Fly Fishing | Orange Torpedo Trips | Oregon Gold Trips | Pine Flat Trail |
Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Images Animal Rehab Center |

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10/24 Coming to The area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Azalea Festival Brookings OR May24-26 The community-wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts and BBQ's
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.