10 Things to Do in Ashland That You Shouldn't Miss

July 21, 2017 Hana Mouser

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, majestic mountains, rushing rivers, rolling foothills and dramatic landscapes, Ashland is a gorgeous little city with an arts scene as vibrant as its setting. Ashland hosts festivals for all seasons, with Christmas celebrations and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in winter, a film festival in the spring, classical music festival in summer and wine tasting celebrations in the autumn.
Restaurants in Ashland

1. Lithia Park

59 Winburn Way, Ashland, OR 97520-2735 +1 541-488-5340
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lithia Park

Reviewed By Sandra M - Ashland, Wisconsin

Right in the heart of downtown Ashland, Oregon is Lithia Park, named after the lithium in the water that runs through it. Designed by the same landscape architect that designed the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, this is a jewel. Accessible and well used by locals and visitors alike, it is especially lovely in the fall and spring. Wildlife also uses the park as no dogs are allowed, bears, mountain lions, and lots of deer have been sited and photographed.

2. ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum

1500 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520-1312 +1 541-482-6767
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum

ScienceWorks is a fun, engaging science center where kids and adults can rediscover wonder. The innovative museum features nearly 100 interactive exhibits, an outdoor garden, live science demonstrations and dynamic programs year-round that encourage children and adults to learn about more about various scientific principles. ScienceWorks offers educational programs for students and teachers, as well as public programs including workshops, lectures, birthday parties, summer festivals and science camps.

Reviewed By JCM3rd - San Luis Obispo, California

Lithia Park on a sunny day is hard to beat, but if you are in Ashland with a child on an inclement day, there is NO BETTER PLACE to be than here.

My advice: Forget about seeing everything on offer here. Yes, each display is interactive, informing, and well designed. But face facts: your kid's interests are paramount here. If he or she is looking bored with an exhibit, and you think you've given it a fair explanation, then move on to another.

What a delight this place is!

3. Ashland Library

410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520-2136 +1 541-774-6996
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Ashland Library

Reviewed By BoulderNut - Sonoma, California

We visit most libraries as we travel. This one is first class, well stocked and good condition. Just pop in and spend some time.

4. Mount Ashland

1745 Ashland St, Ashland, OR 97520-2328 +1 541-482-3644
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Mount Ashland

A small but challenging ski area with some steep terrain serviced by four chairlifts.

Reviewed By Chair369 - Portland, Oregon

Hot? Then head 20 minutes up !-5 to cool mountain weather. Believe me..bring a sweater AND a coat, even in summer. It can be windy, and 30 degrees cooler! Not the best skiing but a fun little family resort. I used to live in Ashland and we enjoyed all seasons on the mountain.

5. Dana Campbell Vineyards

1320 N Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520-9392 +1 541-482-3798
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Dana Campbell Vineyards

Dana Campbell Vineyards Tasting Room is open DAILY from 1-6 pm. We are a small estate grown winery offering a relaxed and comfortable wine tasting experience on the "other" side of Ashland. Come join your friends for award winning wines and remarkable views, play a little bocce ball or enjoy the sunsets. Inside or outside, red wines or whites, we have just the right spot for you to enjoy a tasting flight or a glass. We will package wine to go for you too.

Reviewed By 96044UB - Hornbrook, California

We brought some friends from the Bay Area up for and warm fall afternoon wine tasting in Ashland. We read chose several wineries and enjoyed them all but absolutely loved sitting in the deck sampling the 5 wines. The friendly, knowledgeable sommelier went above and beyond for service and information as we each took several bottles home. We'll definitely return with or without visitors!

6. Belle Fiore Estate & Winery

955 Dead Indian Memorial Rd, Ashland, OR 97520-9764 +1 541-552-4900
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Belle Fiore Estate & Winery

Reviewed By JudyStacia - Campbell, CA

Excellent wines within a beautiful and cordial setting and wonderful vistas to enjoy. We were taken care of by Kylie who prepared our flights dependent upon our tastes. The Viognier was excellent as was the Malbac. We had the bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil which enhanced our wine tasting. One of the servers burst out in song which only added to our delightful experience. Well worth the drive and we will return

7. Emigrant Lake

5505 Highway 66, Ashland, OR 97520-9713
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Emigrant Lake

Reviewed By 1DIDO1 - Yachats, United States

Most recent stay was 04/05/2016 - I'm "late" in posting my review ~ We camp in a "Tear Drop style RV" only 15' long w/o toilet or shower and thus rely on campgrounds facilities ~ so our critique is focused in that area.

All PROS - no CONS, just a perfect setting for a public campground without the crowding and commercialism of the private campgrounds you normally find at the KOA's or Good Sam's. The best thing is, this Jackson County public facility has full hookups, asphalt pads, sturdy well maintained picnic tables with fire ring + a newer more modern bathhouse with hot showers that have full on ceramic tiled walls ~ individual private rooms with locking doors. There is a soap dish, hooks for your stuff and a bench in each room ~ wear your clogs. You have to enter another door in same building for the restrooms and sinks [wish they had hooks and shelves in there for your stuff]. The grounds are kept neat and tidy ~and~ you have a view of the lake from every site. Best campsites are in "The Point" campground #'s 12 thru 20 are excellent, but really there's no "bad" site.

Wish they had better signage directing you to "The Point" ~ as you enter the main part of the park, there is a sign with an arrow, but it is for a different campground; you have to continue straight on the main road to reach "The Point". Also - registered campers do NOT pay the $4.00 entrance fee ~ it's included with your stay.

When / if traveling through southern Oregon, we wouldn't hesitate to stop here again ~ but strongly suggest making a reservation as it's quite popular.

8. Weisinger Family Winery

3150 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520-9142 +1 541-488-5989
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Weisinger Family Winery

Started in 1988 by John Weisinger, Weisinger Family Winery was the first winery established in Ashland, Oregon. Weisinger Family Winery produces limited production craft wines exclusively from local vineyards. Sourcing from vineyards that are mostly within 5 miles of the winery, Weisinger Family supports local growers and the local economy. The winery specializes in Tempranillo, Syrah, Malbec and Pinot Noir, as well as Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The winery is also well known for their proprietary Bordeaux blends. Weisinger Family Winery hosts wine tasting, tours, private events, and lodging at their romantic Vineyard Cottage. Hours: Daily, May-September, 11am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday, October-April, 11am-5pm

Reviewed By Chris L - London, United Kingdom

A lovely little spot to drink some exceptional wines, eat a cheese platter and listen to some great local music. I thought the staff were friendly and knowledgeable and I was given a great vertical tasting by the winemaker Eric. Highlights were the 2011 Petit Pompadour and the Syrah which went down a little too easily.

9. Schneider Museum of Art

1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520-5095 +1 541-552-6245
Excellent
48%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Schneider Museum of Art

Reviewed By 414gottago - Corvallis, Oregon

This was my first time visiting. I had looked up art exhibits to see while in Ashland.
It was a wonderful surprise to find a well curated art space here in town.The exhibit showcased outside artists. working to an environmental theme.
So enjoyed it.

parking was across the street

10. Paschal Winery

1122 Suncrest Rd, Ashland, OR +1 800-446-6050
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Paschal Winery

Reviewed By Maryann M

This winery is very relaxing and beautiful with it's scenic views of mountains and vineyards. It is family friendly and has some good mood music on the weekends for your dancing pleasure.

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