Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center

Southern Oregon

Animal lovers shouldn't miss this nonprofit rehabilitation center for native creatures in trouble. It's about 13 miles from Grants Pass, near Merlin; visits are by tour only (reserve a day ahead).

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2. Applegate Trail Interpretive Center

10.91 MILES

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3. Oregon Vortex

20.35 MILES

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4. It’s a Burl Gallery

21.99 MILES

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5. Kerbyville Museum

22.17 MILES

A surprisingly good museum for the tiny town of Kerbyville, 2 miles north of Cave Junction, with fascinating old relics from Native American baskets to…

6. Great Cats World Park

25.88 MILES

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7. Oregon Caves

27.25 MILES

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8. Jacksonville Cemetery

28.31 MILES

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