Basin Adventures: 6 Must-See Klamath Falls Attractions

File Photo - Downtown Klamath Falls as seen from Riverside Drive. (Image by, Brian Gailey)

File Photo - Downtown Klamath Falls as seen from Riverside Drive. (Image by, Brian Gailey)

When you visit Klamath Falls, you may be wondering about the variety of attractions that are offered. While you may be going through Klamath Falls to help you get to Crater Lake National Park, the Lava Beds National Monument, or to nearby waterfalls, you won’t want to miss what Klamath Falls attractions have.

For that purpose, and to make sure you don’t miss any of the excitement in Klamath Falls, we have compiled a small list of the 6 Klamath Falls attractions you won’t want to miss. All of these are certain to provide you with a wonderful time.

File Photo - Klamath County Museum (Brian Gailey)

1. Klamath County Museum

One of the best and easiest ways to learn a lot about an area is by visiting a local museum. Considered to be one of the best and most well known in the area, the Klamath County Museum is a great first stop in regards to Klamath Falls Attractions.

The building located at 1451 Main Street is considered to be the main history building for Klamath Falls and the surrounding areas. The museum operates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays year round. It is also known as the hub for all three of the county owned museums in Klamath Falls. This includes this museum, the Baldwin Hotel Museum (which we’ll tell you about shortly) and the Fort Klamath Museum.

As the Klamath County Museum is located in Klamath Falls, this makes it an easy location to find and spend time at. Any lodging arrangements you may have can easily help you get here. This is a great way to dip your toes in the water of the Klamath Falls vibrant history, as well as being a great option to do on the colder days of the year. And if you enjoy your time here, you’ll want to stop at one of the other museums that make up some of the best Klamath Falls attractions.


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2. The Favell Museum

The next Klamath Falls attraction you will want to visit is the Favell Museum. Located along Main Street in Klamath Falls, the Favell Museum is known as the headquarters for Native American artifacts and contemporary western art.

This Klamath Falls attraction is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Featuring over 100,000 artifacts that document the lives of the indigenous people of both North and South America, the collections show a big focus on Native American tribes. Amongst the collection that dates back nearly 12,000 years, you will observe a wide variety of spearheads, arrowheads, obsidian knives, native clothing, pottery, beadwork, and ancient stone tools. This is also the home of a famous fire opal arrowhead that was found in Black Rock Desert in 1910.

You can also find original paintings from famous western painters. Among which is “The Scouts” original oil painting done by Charles M. Russell. There are also other notable works from painters such as Frank McCarthy and John Clymer.

Consider spending some time at this Klamath Falls attraction for a real and stunning view of the past. This is the perfect spot to stop for anyone who is fascinated by Native American history and Western art.


File Photo - Ross Ragland Theater (Brian Gailey)

3. Ross Ragland Theater

Among the many Klamath Falls attractions you will find, the Ross Ragland Theater is certainly one of the best examples of local arts and culture. This local performance space offers a variety of musical, theater, and dance performances in a quaint 1940’s cinema building. It remains one of the only year round, multicultural, multidisciplinary art centers that serves South Central Oregon and Northern California.

With a wide array of options always going on at the Ross Ragland Theater, you may even be able to catch a few events while in Klamath Falls. You can get tickets for any show online or by calling the box office Tuesday through Fridays between noon and 5 p.m. or Saturdays and Sundays up to two hours prior to the show starting time.

Each year around July, the theater announces its full line-up for the coming year. This is a helpful way for you to plan in advance for what you may want to take part in while in Klamath Falls

For an evening event or something to keep you warm in the winter in Klamath Falls, consider making a trip to this Klamath Falls attraction. The Ross Ragland Theater will give you plenty of options while also giving you a fun memorable evening in Klamath Falls

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