Extreme wildlife spotting near Roseburg.

By Travel & Leisure
February 21, 2012
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The scenic town of Roseburg is the gateway to a 600-acre drive-through safari. Open year-round, the non-profit Wildlife Safari park is filled with more than 500 species originally hailing from Africa, Asia, and the Americas, including lions, bears, southern white rhinos, and more. It’s a drive through operation with open cars not allowed in the enclosures of some of the more fierce animals—and that’s a good thing, especially if you’ve got little ones in tow.

Wildlife Safari

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.

Douglas County Museum

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

Roseburg Station Pub & Brewery

The locations is part of the popular family-friendly McMenamins chain, where you can chow down on burgers and sandwiches amid railroading memorabilia.

The Steamboat Inn

Popular with anglers, this resort has riverside cabins that sleep up to six.