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

July 26, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Roseburg is a city in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in the Umpqua River Valley in southern Oregon and is the county seat and most populous city of Douglas County. Founded 167 years ago, in 1851, the population was 21,181 at the 2010 census, making it the principal city of the Roseburg, Oregon Micropolitan Statistical Area. The community developed along both sides of the South Umpqua River and is traversed by Interstate 5. Traditionally a lumber industry town, Roseburg is the home of Roseburg Forest Products.
Restaurants in Roseburg

1. Wildlife Safari

1790 NW Safari Rd, Winston, OR 97496-8610 +1 541-679-6761
Excellent
67%
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27%
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4.5 based on 603 reviews

Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari is a non-profit AZA accredited zoological park dedicated to conservation, education and research since its inception in 1972. Wildlife Safari is a fun-filled family destination where you can view over 500 animals in their natural habitat roaming freely much as they do in the wild! Visitors to the park drive through a 4.5 mile trek to see animals from Africa, Asia and the America’s. This unique setting offers many opportunities to get up close and personal with animals large and small. The free Safari Village is home to over 100 unique animals, a petting zoo, beautiful gardens, the Gift Shop, Safari Village Café and the White Rhino Event Center.

Reviewed By Rachel D - Travelers Rest, United States

We really enjoyed driving through Wildlife Safari in our own car, stopping whenever we wanted, and for as long as we wanted. We got to see giraffe, hippos, a rhino, and an ostrich very close -- within 5 or 10 feet. Other animals were farther away. We actually drove through twice since the tickets allow two times through. I would recommend this for a family adventure in nature.

2. Watson Falls

milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
Excellent
77%
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Watson Falls

Reviewed By lambshaggis - Roseburg, Oregon

As one who enjoys viewing and experiencing natural waterfalls, I have managed to visit quite a few in the area. The hike to these falls is still an easy stroll for me at 73. The last scramble to get near the base of the falls is somewhat difficult as the trail seems to disappear into a jumble of rocks. And those rocks can be slick from spray from the falls so care is needed if you choose to proceed. It is one of the taller and therefore impressive falls. Well worth the short day hike.

As I write this much of the Umpqua forest is ablaze. This watershed does not appear to be affected as yet. Hopefully it will not be. Unfortunately another favorite Fall Creek falls is likely impacted, according to the latest fire maps. Highway 138 is currently closed due to these fires.

3. HillCrest Winery and Distillery

240 Vineyard Ln, Roseburg, OR 97471-9097 +1 541-673-3709
Excellent
83%
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5 based on 100 reviews

HillCrest Winery and Distillery

Oregon's oldest estate winery and the birthplace of Oregon Pinot Noir. In 2014 HillCrest was recognized by the state of Oregon and in Vienna, Austria for its global contributions to the world of fine wine. In 2003 the DeMara family, with over 36 years of winemaking and grape growing around the world, took over from the Father of Oregon wine and HillCrest founder Richard Sommer. Today they specialize in classic European varieties from France, Spain and Germany crafted using the very best of old world techniques. These include the use of patented concrete fermentors for reds, extended ageing of 2-7 years and dry farming. The DeMaras invite you to taste in their tasting room which is opened every day of the year minus the big 4 holidays. There is usually a selection of 8-9 wines that are available for tasting with many more wines for sale from the wineries library. These wines are only sold here at the winery.

Reviewed By Dianah R - Oakland, California, United States

We were pretty disappointed by the red wines in Roseburg. We enjoyed a lot of rose and white wines, but didn't care for many of their reds. Hillcrest was the only vineyard where we enjoyed the red wines. They were actually flavorful and we'll balanced. Staff was nice as well. They have the family dog running around greeting people too (very cute and friendly). I would recommend this place over any of the others we visited.

4. Stewart Park, Roseburg, Oregon

1003 NW Stewart Park Dr # 2058, Roseburg, OR 97471-1932
Excellent
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Stewart Park, Roseburg, Oregon

Reviewed By marionthomash - Roseburg Oregon, United States

I like taking my great and grandchildren here, they love the train and play area then go for a dip in the river and finish up with a picnic lunch under the beautiful "Christmas trees" as they call them. I just wish the dog owners could read the sign.

5. Abacela

12500 Lookingglass Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9067 +1 541-679-6642
Excellent
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Abacela

Abacela is a world-class, multi-award winning winery and viticulture success story. 21 years ago when founders Earl and Hilda Jones planted its first vines they had no way of knowing what the outcome would be. They were scientists with zero winemaking experience who left secure careers and trekked 2700 miles west, kids in tow, to test a hypothesis. Abacela was an experiment they hoped would answer a question that had puzzled them for years: Why doesn't America produce any fine varietal Tempranillo wine? Earl and Hilda probably weren't the first enophiles to wonder why the great grape of Spain's famous Rioja wines was mysteriously absent from American fine wine. However they were the first to approach the question with scientific rigor, form a hypothesis and then devote their lives to testing it. Abacela is the result of one ordinary family's curiosity and determination that transformed their lives, built one of Oregon's best-loved wineries and influenced winegrowing not only in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, but across America.

Reviewed By Ginny60 - Juneau, Alaska

We stopped at this winery to give it a try and the server was Jeff and he was outstanding. He is knowledgeable, professional and has a great sense of wine and humor.

6. Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards

960 Cal Henry Rd, Roseburg, OR 97471-9679 +1 541-459-6060
Excellent
69%
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards

Reviewed By LisaT503 - Portland, Oregon

We really enjoyed our visit to Reustle. We sat outside on a nice warm day, tasting wine paired with delicious bites. We found the wines to be reasonably priced for the quality, and the overall experience was just delightful. We will certainly stop here again when in the area.

7. Douglas County Museum of History & Natural History

123 Museum Dr, Roseburg, OR 97471-5308 +1 541-957-7007
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Douglas County Museum of History & Natural History

Reviewed By Deborah Q - Salem, Oregon

Was not expecting this much from a small town museum! There collections are from the local area and include mammoth bones, native american artifacts, logger equipment and artifacts. A lot of history from this area and town. Worth the stop!

8. Riversdale Valley Farm

3880 Garden Valley Rd, Three Miles from Exit 125 on I-5 Best to Call, Roseburg, OR 97471-9221 +1 541-517-6238
Excellent
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5 based on 41 reviews

Riversdale Valley Farm

Reviewed By DiannaC20 - Geyserville, California

This is my fourth trip out to Riversdale Valley Farm. I try to go whenever we pass through (I live in CA) . The owners are delightful people willing to share their treasures and their knowledge. Call ahead to make and appt. it's well worth your effort and the trip. This isn't just piles of junk. Its spotless, well organized and its a treat to see how they arrange and carefully place each piece. Their pride is very apparent. They also create a lot of very interesting things... trash to treasure kind of things. Upcycling at it's best! Two barns a small shed and lots of stuff outside too. Something for everyone from tractor parts to furniture.

9. Discovery Garden

Riverforks Park, Roseburg, OR
Excellent
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Discovery Garden

Reviewed By dcsmith010910 - Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States

A beautiful sustainable group of miniature gardens folded into one. It is run strictly by volunteer Master Gardeners from OSU Extension. Whether wishing to find peace and solace, learning about what plants work well together, composting, pruning techniques or just enjoying a stroll, this is a must go to place in Roseburg!

10. Becker Vineyard

360 Klahowya Ln, Roseburg, OR 97471-9685 +1 541-677-0288
Excellent
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Becker Vineyard

Reviewed By Gregory S - Lodi, California

I found an Umpqua Valley Wine Tour guide in the hotel tour rack and looked like a fun thing to do for the day. I like these small family owned and operated wineries because you never know what you will find. The woman behind the counter was friendly and knowledgable about the wines she was pouring. We liked all of the wines we tasted but we already had several bottles in the car. Next time we will start buying wine here before exploring other wineries. This is a bit off the paved roads and takes a sharpe eye to spot the turns but it is well worth the effort. May be the second best wines if the day.

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