Roseburg Journals

Roseburg, OR

A travel journal to Roseburg by Judy

Quote: Roseburg and the Umpqua Valley are located in the southern part of Oregon, on I-5. The Applegate Trail passes through this area and you can explore many years of history at the Douglas County Museum. There are several wineries in the area which offer tastings. The countryside is lovely.

Roseburg, OR

Overview

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Roseburg has rivers, waterfalls, campgrounds and hundreds of hiking opportunities. Wildlife Safari is near-by and is a great place to take the children. Drive up the North Umpqua River for a glimpse at scenery that will knock your socks off. There are lots of photo opportunities and places where you can park and hike to beautiful waterfalls. Watson Falls and Toketee Falls are two of the largest.

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This lovely Victorian home has six lovely rooms available. Our room was decorated in beautiful period furniture with floral curtains and bedspreads. We were only two blocks from downtown in a very quiet neighborhood. The Grand room has a library for guests and movies if you want. Our breakfast was delicious.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 16, 2001

House of Hunter
813 Southeast Kane Street
Roseburg, Oregon
(800) 540 7704

Roundtable Pizza

Restaurant

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Good pizza and cold beer. What more could a person want. We found the place clean with checkered-cloth covered tables. The atmosphere was typical pizza hangout, but the food was delicious. It was a great place for a fast meal and not as noisy as you might expect.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 3, 2001

Roundtable Pizza
2040 North West Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
(541) 673-2047

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This wonderful museum displays 8,000 years of the history of Southern Oregon. The photo archives of the lives of the settlers and Native Americans who lived here so many years ago and the display of native tools, etc. depict the struggles these people endured. The Applegate Trail and the pioneers who traveled it are the highlights of the exhibits.

The 1882 Dillard, OR & California Depot has been moved to the museum grounds and has a historical exhibit showing the early railroad activities of the area. The museum store and book shop as well as the research library complete this wonderful and educational experience.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2001

Douglas County Museum
123 Museum Drive
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
(541) 957-7007

Wildlife Safari

Attraction

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The drive through this 600-acre zoological park is lovely. The animals come right up to your car or lounge beside the road, especially in the early hours of the day. There are lots of opportunities for good photo shots. The grounds are very well kept and clean and the scenery is lovely.

We found the admission price a bit steep, especially for smaller kids. You can drive through twice in the same day for the price you pay, however.

We really liked watching the various animals in the ponds. The hippos and elephants were wonderful.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2001

Wildlife Safari
6 miles South of Roseburg
Roseburg, Oregon

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This stretch of highway follows Oregon Hwy 138 along a beautiful stretch of the North Umpqua River. This narrow canyon is a wonderful place for fly-fishing for steelhead trout. The scenery is outstanding and there are lots of places where you can stop and hike the beautiful North Umpqua Trail. There are several picnic areas with access to whitewater rafting and kayaking.

This is one of the most spectacular drives in Southern Oregon; so if you have the time, don't miss it!!

About the Writer

Judy

Judy
Grants Pass, Oregon

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