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Young children and teens may not enjoy the Shakespeare Festival that Ashland is famous for, however, there are other attractions in and around Ashland that your family is sure to enjoy.
The biggest attraction here for family travel is Lithia Park. Lithia Park has been a part of Ashland for over 100 years, and today consists of 93 acres. There are pleasant walking paths where you can enjoy hours of relaxation and beauty in this scenic city park. Children can have fun on the playground equipment here and also may enjoy feeding the ducks, geese and swans that swim in the small pond.
A highlight to many who visit Lithia Park is the Lithia Fountain. Water is pumped from nearby Lithia Spring to a community fountain at the corner of the park. Lithia water contains a high concentration of natural minerals, and is not to everybody's taste - but you must try it at least once!
Downtown Ashland has many small, enticing shops which sell a variety of interesting goods. There is the Ashland Bakery & Cafe for a slice of pizza and yummy desserts and the Ashland Fudge Co. is bound to have something your family will enjoy. The book shop down a few doors from the fudge store specializes in children’s books. There are many art stores here, as well as a couple of museums.
Just outside Ashland you'll find a wealth of activities including, hiking, biking, horseback riding, wineries and scenic drives. The historic "old west" town of Jacksonville is just a few miles away, as is southern Oregon's only ghost town, Buncom .
For a complete list of lodging, please check TripAdvisor's review page for Ashland Hotels. At the top of the page in the "Property Type" box, be sure to check other lodging choices such as B&Bs. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g29...
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Lithia Creek in the park in summer: