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This southern Oregon town is situated between Medford and Grants Pass along Interstate 5.

Gold Hill is the home of the famous "Oregon Vortex" where physicist H. John Lister performed more than 14,000 experiments and explained the strange phenomena as a whirlpool of invisible energy. This community was founded in the early 1800's by miners looking to make it rich shortly after a large gold nugget was found. The town's fathers bought & sold land, traded and homesteaded until the town is what it is today.

The Gold Dust Music and Art Festival is held in June every year, and A Raging River Rock Art Paint-Out and Contest is held every spring. Other attractions in the area include: Miles of hiking trails, world famous Rogue River, fishing, kayaking & many other water sports, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Medford Jazz Jubilee and the Del Rio Vineyards.

Gold Hill is part of the Medford-Ashland, Oregon metro area.


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10/13 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.