Central Point is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, in the Rogue River Valley. It is a part of the Medford metropolitan area. Central Point is home to the Crater Rock Museum with the world-class collection of minerals, collection of petrified woods, Native American artifacts, fossils and more. TouVelle State Recreation Site is a popular park on the bank of the Rogue River and at the foot of Table Rocks and a great destination for fishing, bird-watching, hiking, picnicking and swimming. Rogue Creamery produces organic cheeses and world-famous blue cheese that has won numerous international awards. Laurel Hill Golf Course is a beautiful 9-hole golf course designed in 1977. The best time to visit Central Point is in July, during the famous Jackson County Fair.
1.Crater Rock Museum
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Crater Rock Museum is a 12,000-foot museum operated by non-profit Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society. The museum showcases one of the best collection of rocks, gems and minerals on the West Coast. It includes a world-class of minerals, collection of petrified woods, Native American artifacts, fossils and more. The museum has a nice gift shop with the local artists’ artworks, a community meeting rooms, a workshop and exhibit areas. Guided tours are available by appointment. The museum rooms are available for rent for meetings and social gatherings. From time to time, the Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society offers classes such as a course on the basics of shaping and polishing stones to be used in the jewelry making.
2002 Scenic Ave, Central Point, OR 97502, Phone: 541-664-6081
2.TouVelle State Recreation Site
TouVelle State Recreation Site is a 51-acre state park located near Central Point, Jackson County, Oregon, about 9 miles from Medford, on the bank of the Rogue River and at the foot of Table Rocks.. The park is a popular destination for fishing, bird-watching, hiking, picnicking and swimming. There is a boat ramp at the lower end of the Rogue. The adjacent Denman Wildlife Refuge teems with local and migratory birds. Salmon and Steelhead run through the river seasonally on treks to and from the ocean. The park is great for family gatherings or group picnics and has a large picnic shelter great for large groups, several smaller shelters, four horse shoe pits and several volleyball courts.
Table Rock Rd, Central Point, OR 97502, Phone: 800-551-6949
3.Ledger David Cellars
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The Ledger David Cellars’ Varner-Traul Vineyard in Talent, Oregon was established in 2007 by David Traul and Lena Varner. The vineyard is located in an area known as the Wagner Creek Sub-basin and is part of the Rogue Valley Appellation. Over 15 acres of grape vines were planted in 2006, producing white varietals Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and red varietals Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Petit Verdot. Wine lovers are invited to visit the Cellar’s Le Petit Tasting Room and enjoy their signature Chenin Blanc and other estate wines. Ledger David Cellars is located in Central Point’s Artisan Corridor that offers the region’s most award-winning cheese, wine and chocolate, between the famous Rogue Creamery and Lillie Belle Farms gourmet chocolates.
245 N Front St, Central Point, OR 97502, Phone: 541-664-2218
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Established 85 years ago in the Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley, Rogue Creamery produces eight handmade blue cheese recipes, cheddar cheese and TouVelle. Over the last half century, their blue cheeses have received numerous international awards and are often called ‘the best blue cheese in the world.” The creamery uses certified sustainable whole milk from Rogue Creamery’s dairies located along the banks of the scenic Rogue River. Rogue Creamery dairy is USDA Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. Rogue Creamery is dedicated to holistic, organic, and sustainable cheese-making processes. Their local dairy owns 68 certified organic grazing acres in Josephine and Jackson counties.
311 N Front St, Central Point, OR 97502, Phone: 541-665-1155
5.Laurel Hill Golf Course
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Laurel Hill Golf Course was designed in 1977 by the late Harvey Granger who moved to the Rogue Valley in the early 60’s. The course has an elegant rustic clubhouse, nine challenging holes of golf and a picturesque driving range. Laurel Hill is a popular golf course because it is challenging enough for expert players, but short enough not to scare beginners. In addition, Laurel Hill has forty years of experience devoted to providing great golf together with great food and drink and a friendly atmosphere. In addition to challenging golf, the course is known for great natural beauty. The majestic oak, fir and pine trees create a cathedral-like feel and provide the abundant shade to offset the summer heat. The course is open to the public year-round.
9450 Old Stage Rd, Central Point, OR 97502, Phone: 541-855-7965
6.Art 4 Joy
Art 4 Joy is a Southern Oregon’s most popular art studio and mobile art party facility. Family-owned and operated, Art 4 Joy was established in 2015 in order to make creative exploration and expression available and fun to the community members of all ages and all skill levels. Art 4 Joy offers a range of activities such as ‘paint your own pottery’, kids art camps, social painting, special art events, in-school art programs and private parties. They organize special events and celebrations that include art activities. They offer professional photography services for all your photo needs, from portraits and events to commercial and sports action.
970 Biddle Rd, Medford, OR 97504, Phone: 541-630-5500
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