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Klamath County

Klamath County has a long history of attracting adventurers and their families looking to start a new life or just to experience the wonders of the Great Basin or the splendor of the many different geological areas that make up our region. The home of Oregon’s only National Park, Crater Lake, the area hosts a wide variety of activities for all of our visitors. Wilderness areas and wild areas abound. Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, and Biking are just a few of the more active pursuits. If bird watching and canoeing are more your speed then you have found a birding mecca. The wildlife refuges and the great basin are home to hundreds of species of our feathered friends, so the birding opportunities are countless. For more information on activities in our area visit http://www.klamath.org/visitors/todo

The resort can recommend a host of well-planned family and group activities from a list of local guides, outfitters, or attractions. If you’re a business looking for a location for retreats, meetings, and activities to make your group work more cohesively, we can put you in touch with a nearby world class ROPES course.

From golfing to visiting national monuments, Southern Oregon and the Rogue River Valley have many attractions for all ages. Please browse the links on the left to see highlights of this area, and if you have any questions please contact the resort at lowoffice@aol.com or call us at 866-201-4194 for more information. During the Winter season e-mail will be answered daily and messages are returned every few days.

Ashland, Oregon is just a 37 mile drive down the picturesque Dead Indian Memorial Road where you might consider a visit to the world renowned  Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Also, the Championship Arnold Palmer Golf Course at the Running Y Resort is only a 20 minute drive down HWY 140 E, and the beautiful Eagle Point Golf Course is less than an hour away. So adventure abounds in and around this beautiful resort nestled in the Southern Oregon Cascades. Any vacation here will be long remembered with pleasure and delight.

The Ross Ragland Theater
218 N 7th St., Klamath Falls
Phone: 541.884.LIVE (5483)

The former Esquire Theater (movie theater), built in 1940′s and renovated 1989 is now the Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center. It is a year-round, multi-cultural performing and visual arts center serving both South-Central Oregon and Northern California.   Boasting a 740-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium, this art-deco style building with its six-story tower is a notable historical landmark. The Ragland features live performances with artists from around the world ranging from jazz, classical music, ballet, Country Western stars, Broadway shows, and other musical theater classics. There are adjoining Banquet Facilities for 250+ in the Cultural Center with small studio theater accommodations (up to 100 seats) and audio and video capabilities. See more at http://www.rrtheater.org

The Favell Museum
125 West Main Street, Klamath Falls
Phone: 541.882.9996

The Favell Museum, located in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is situated halfway between two of the West’s great scenic wonders, Mt. Shasta and Crater Lake, on US Highway 97. Klamath Falls and the surrounding high desert areas of Southern Oregon are noted for outdoor recreation, hunting, fishing, boating, and camping.

The Favell Museum is a rare treasure based on a boy’s interest in collecting artifacts from Western heritage. The museum was built to showcase Gene Favell’s private collection and to share it with all who visit. The museum has been expanded to include other personal collections and Western art by many prestigious and well-known artists. Today, the museum is run by a private, non-profit foundation.

A visit to the Favell Museum is a must for anyone who loves the West and enjoys learning about Western art and Native American artifacts. The Favell Family’s philosophy is well summarized in the museum’s mission statement, which is carved in redwood and hangs over the museum entrance. See more at http://www.favellmuseum.org

Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

Klamath County Museum:
1451 Main St., Klamath Falls,
Phone: 541.883.4208

Klamath Basin history comes alive at the Klamath County Museum in downtown Klamath Falls. The former armory was built in 1932 and features art deco elements. It was a popular venue for major musicians and groups in the 1940′s and 50′s. The displays include Indian artifacts & dioramas, taxidermy birds, relics from pioneer days, and classic photographs of life a century-ago in Klamath County.

“Forests for Everyone – Klamath’s Living Legacy” is the theme of a new exhibit that opened in March of 2010 at the Klamath County Museum. The new 1,700 square foot exhibit explores the diverse woodlands that are found across Klamath County’s rugged landscape. A crawl-through log gives youngsters a chance to discover what animals can be found in downed trees, and interactive panels will allow visitors to hear sounds of the forest or see how modern mapping techniques help foresters manage timberland’s. See more at http://museum.klamathcounty.org/

Hours:
Tues. – Sat. 9am – 5pm

Fort Klamath Museum and Park
51400 Highway 62, Fort Klamath
Phone: 541.381.2230; 541.883.4208

Remnants of early Klamath Basin settlements are offered at the Fort Klamath Museum and Park about 30 miles northwest of Klamath Falls. The fort was established in 1863 to provide protection for pioneer settlers. It became famous after the Modoc Indian War when Captain Jack and three other Modoc leaders were held, tried, hanged and buried at the post. The museum and park are open with periodic reenactments.

Hours:
June – Sept. / Mon. – Thurs. 10am – 6pm

Collier Memorial State Logging Museum
46000 Highway 97 N, Chiloquin
Phone: 541.783.2471, 800.551.6949

The unique outdoor logging museum about 30 miles north of Klamath Falls contains an array of equipment and items that display the region’s logging history from the mid-1800′s to the late 1900′s. The grounds include a pioneer village and are a part of the larger park, which offers camping, picnicking, trails, fishing, and day-use. See more at http://www.collierloggingmuseum.org/

Tulelake Museum of Local History
Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds
800 S. Main Street
Tulelake, CA. 96134
Phone: 530.667.5312

History from the Tulelake Basin, including the communities of Tulelake, Malin and Merrill, are featured in the museum located in the office of the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds in Tulelake, CA about 26 miles south of Klamath Falls just south of the Oregon-California state line. Items from the region’s homesteading years, military veterans, Modoc Indian War and Tule Lake Internment Camp are featured. Hour-long videotape tours are offered.

Lava Beds National Monument
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. As one of the longest continually occupied areas in North America, the history and cultural legacy of the beds stretches back thousands of years. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake Shield Volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. Lava Beds Monument is just west of the Wildlife Refuge and has more than 450 lava tube caves, the greatest concentration in North America. In addition, the monument encompasses the main battlefields of the Modoc Indian War (1872-1873) and nearby is the site of the WWII Japanese Internment Camp outside Tulelake, California. Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields & campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you! See more at http://www.nps.gov/labe/index.htm

Upper Klamath Refuge
Upper Klamath Refuge was established in 1928 and is comprised of 15,000 acres of mostly freshwater marsh and open water. These habitats serve as excellent nesting and brood rearing areas for waterfowl and colonial nesting birds including American White Pelican and several Heron species. Bald Eagle and Osprey nest nearby and can sometimes be seen fishing in Refuge waters. A boat is a must for those who wish to explore this refuge. A marked canoe trail is open year-round and canoes may be rented nearby. See more at  http://www.fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges/upperklamath
Klamath Marsh NWR
40,646 acres of refuge provides natural marsh habitat for important nesting, feeding, and resting habitat for waterfowl, while the surrounding meadowlands are attractive nesting and feeding areas for sandhill crane, yellow rail, and various shorebirds and raptors. There is canoeing available according to this downloadhttp://www.fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges/

Lower Klamath Refuge
Established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, Lower Klamath Refuge is our nation’s first waterfowl refuge. This 46,900 acre Refuge is a varied mix of shallow freshwater marshes, open water, grassy uplands, and croplands that are intensively managed to provide feeding, resting, nesting, and brood rearing habitat for waterfowl and other water birds. A marked 10-mile auto tour allows visitors year round access to great wildlife viewing opportunities. The Refuge also has a number of photoblinds which are strategically situated for great early-morning photography. See more at http://www.fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges/lowerklamath/lowerklamath.html

Tulelake NWR
The Tule Lake Refuge encompasses 39,116 acres of mostly open water and croplands. A 12-mile auto tour route, a paved or graveled all-weather road, allows wildlife observation year-round. Obtain updated information about recent bird sightings at the Tulelake Visitor Center. Large geese flocks, grebes, herons, egrets, hawks and eagles. Barn Owls, towhees, Canyon & Rock Wrens, Juniper/Oak Titmouse, White-throated sparrows, and Northern Mockingbirds regularly seen on this refuge.

Kla-Mo-Ya Casino
34333 Hwy 97 N., Chiloquin
Phone: 1-888-552-669

How the Kla-Mo-Ya got their name, The Klamath Tribes include the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskins. The casino is located about 22 miles North of Klamath Falls on Hwy 97. Kla-Ma-Ya offers over 350 slot machines from the  penny slots, 2-cent, nickel, quarter, dollar, and $5 slots.  You can enjoy blackjack, they offer double deck or six deck shoe games. The two-deck and six-deck games both are dealt out of a shoe, but they have different table rules. On the two-deck shoe, the player can hold his/her cards with one hand. On the six-deck shoe, the player’s cards are dealt face up and can not be touched. Table hours: 10 am – 2 am daily. For Dining; try the Peak to Peak Rotisserie & Lounge  with a new expanded menu and daily lunch specials. See more at html http://www.klamoyacasino.com

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