Ashland + The Southwest

Ashland + The Southwest Travel Guide

Mix it up and take in a more traditional performance, too, at the open-air Elizabethan Stage.

The quality of the productions here is uniformly high. Check out something modern here; this year, perhaps Sarah Ruhl’s well-regarded Dead Man’s Cell Phone.

Lions, cheetahs, and bears are the stars of the 4.5-mi drive through the Wildlife Safari; there are hundreds of animals on the grounds.

At the “Junior Naturalists” exhibit where kids can inspect fossils and handle lizards.

The Mystery: Measuring 165 feet in diameter and known for producing intense feelings of vertigo, this curious site in southern Oregon has attracted visitors since the 1930s.

Runs annually from February to November.