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Cave Junction

4.7
Caves · Wildlife Areas · Specialty Museums

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Wildlife Area
Great Cats World Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Taylor's Sausage Country Store
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Cave Junction, incorporated in 1948, is a city in Josephine County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,883. Its motto is the "Gateway to the Oregon Caves", and the city got its name by virtue of its location at the junction of Redwood Highway (U.S. Route 199) and Caves Highway (Oregon Route 46). Cave Junction is located in the Illinois Valley, where, starting in the 1850s, the non-native economy depended on gold mining. After World War II, timber became the main source of income for residents. As timber income has since declined, Cave Junction is attempting to compensate with tourism and as a haven for retirees. Tourists visit the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, which includes the Oregon Caves Chateau, as well as the Out'n'About treehouse resort and the Great Cats World Park zoo.HistoryFor thousands of years, the Takelma Indians inhabited the Illinois Valley. Their culture was destroyed when gold was discovered in the early 1850s, causing the subsequent Rogue River Wars. After an 1853 treaty, most of the Takelmas lived on the Table Rock Reservation. In 1856, after the wars ended, they were moved to the Grand Ronde Reservation and the Siletz Reservation. Use our online itinerary creator: Cave Junction and all its delights await.

Side trips from Cave Junction

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Canyon
Fern Canyon Orick
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Its a Burl Kerby
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Gold Bluffs Beach Orick
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Smith River Gasquet
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

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