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By Emily Hunter | 12/01/2021 | Attractions, Indoor Activities, Museums & History, Performing Arts, Rock Climbing, Sports Venues, Things to Do

TOP 11 INDOOR ADVENTURES IN MEDFORD

Do you crave adventure, but you aren’t a fan of the cold? The Rogue Valley has several hidden gems and activities ready for you to enjoy this winter season. Explore all Medford has to offer, no heavy coat required.


Cascadia Axe Company, things to do in medford, indoor activities, glow in the dark

Looking for a fun date night, adventure with your friends, or just want to see what axe throwing is all about? Cascadia Axe Company is your one stop shop for all things fun and sharp! Southern Oregon’s premier axe throwing facility, they welcome visitors of all skill levels, and provide a throwing lesson for anyone before each session. 

To the core, Cascadia Axe Company is all about having a great time and making new friends. Don’t want to throw axes? They also provide a fun variety of board and card games you can pick out to play! Visitors are always welcome to simply come and watch others throw axes, or watch some blacksmithing/making from the viewing deck- no appointment necessary! Cascadia Axe Company even boasts a fine selection of canned beers, hard ciders, hard seltzers, wines, sodas, and non-alcoholic beverages alike that you can enjoy, axes or not.

This activity is restricted to those 18+ | 5681 Crater Lake Hwy #4, Medford, OR 97502

Rogue Rock Gym, rock climbing, things to do, winter indoor activities

Are you craving some old fashioned family fun? Medford’s Rogue Rock Gym is the perfect place to feed your adventurous soul! All ages and skill levels are welcomed, with classes and programs perfect for beginners.

Start with their “Intro to Indoor Climbing” class, and become equipped with the essential skills you’ll need to climb at the gym. Learn how to properly put on a harness, tie into the rope and belay for a partner. Practice your new skills under close supervision from a Rogue Rock Gym instructor, and enjoy a fun and inviting environment with your family and friends. Pre-register for all fun classes on their website, and let the fun begin!

Activity available for all ages | 3001 Samike Dr, Medford, OR 97501

Family Fun, rogue karting, go karts, karting, racing, race track

Enjoy the thrill of racing with your family and friends on Rogue Karting’s ultra modern, next level karts! Race at speeds as high as 40mph, and enjoy endless fun on their indoor track. Equipped with 360 protection and adjustable seats, steering wheels, and pedals, find your escape in the fast lane!

Inside, enjoy their Hi-Fi Cafe with a full selection of drinks, salads, and mouthwatering sandwiches. Discover their variety of arcade games and party packages, perfect for a large gathering or for the full family.

Riders must meet height requirement | 2065 Lars Way, Medford, OR 97501

ice skating, ice skate, winter activities,

Share some indoor fun at Medford’s coolest place in town: The RRRink! Complete with all of your rental needs, the RRRink offers different sessions designed for your skill level. From family skate to freestyle, enjoy a session skating with a loved one.

Bundle up by the fire and enjoy their selection of food at their concession stand, complete with hot cocoa and other warm goodies. Satisfy your winter cravings and enjoy a day to remember at Medford’s indoor skating rink!

Activity available for all ages | 1349 Center Dr, Medford, OR 97501

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum

Stimulate your mind and senses at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum! Located in Ashland, Oregon, the museum is filled with over 100 interactive and engaging exhibits. Dedicated to inspiring wonder and creative inspiration in visitors of all ages, the site also houses an outdoor garden, live science demonstrations and dynamic programs year-round.

Sit in on an interactive workshop, or explore the exhibits yourself and rediscover the wonders of science this winter!

Activity available for all ages | 1500 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520

Take on your family and friends in an ultimate laser tag competition. With a 4,000 square foot arena and plenty of obstacles for you to hide, take cover or ambush, compete in a close combat war zone!

Located inside the Rogue Valley Mall, Laser Ops offers daily drop-in games where you can match up with other players, or you can book your own private party package to have exclusive use of their arena.

After your match, enjoy their fully stocked arcade and gamer's lounge. Complete with Xbox, PlayStation and Switch consoles, enjoy a fun filled afternoon while watching other laser tag battles unfold on the big screen in the lobby.

Activity available for all ages | 1600 N Riverside Ave, Medford, OR 97501

Baffled escape rooms, games, attractions, family fun, friends, things to do in medford, indoor activities

It is truly baffling how much this local attraction has to offer! Become immersed in the setting of one of the many different rooms, and see if you can escape before time runs out!

Each session is one hour long, and holds clues for all of the senses to discover and piece together the way to escape. From choosing the correct chalice in DaVinci’s Secret, to proving your innocence in Jailbreak, discover if you have what it takes to unveil all of the clues and escape!

Parent / guardian must be present in rooms with those under 18 | 1600 N Riverside Ave, Medford, OR 97501

When looking for indoor fun suited for all members of your family, look no further than Lava Lanes! The bowling alley offers all of the rentals you would need, including ramps and bumper bowling settings for even the smallest of bowlers. With 40 lanes to enjoy, experience bowling like you never have before!

After your game, enjoy the large arcade where you can win fun prizes, or grab something to eat at the food window. If your party is 21 and older, you can also enjoy their 6,000 square foot sports bar. Featuring 72 TVs with 18 Plasmas and an awesome 60” Plasma Cube, enjoy an incredible viewing experience no matter where you choose to sit. The bar serves local and domestic brews, 20 options on tap and a full bar. Root on your favorite team or play pool with friends and family, and enjoy a fun evening at Lava Lanes!

Activity available for all ages | 2980 Crater Lake Hwy, Medford, OR 97504

The Rogue Valley Family Fun Center has the perfect name- because it is your one stop shop for all things fun! If the weather is right, you can still enjoy the fun activities they offer outside, such as mini golf, go-karting and the batting cages. However, all of the fun activities live indoors when winter rolls around.

Enjoy their expansive arcade with plenty of games for all ages to enjoy. From shooting hoops to defeating space invaders, win tickets at each game to buy a fun prize at the end of your day! For the little ones, a three story, soft playhouse structure awaits. Full of slides, tunnels, web crawls, twists and tangles, and a toddler only section, your kids will find endless fun in Cactus Jack’s Playhouse!

Activity available for all ages | 1A Penninger Rd, Central Point, OR 97502

Cinemark Tinseltown, movies, movie theater

Enjoy a movie on the big screen, with new and improved theater reclining seats and mouth watering concession stand. Reserve online, and pick where you’d like to sit before you arrive for an optimal viewing experience. On the app, you can also skip the line and order your food and drinks before you arrive! Feel like a true VIP and enjoy a cozy cinematic experience at Cinemark Tinseltown!

Activity available for all ages | 651 Medford Center, Medford, OR 97501

Craterian Theater Medford

The Craterian Theater at The Collier Center is the perfect place to enjoy a cozy night in while enjoying a dazzling live performance. The theater is a state-of-the-art performance venue, featuring excellent acoustics, sightlines, and an overall intimate experience. Seating up to 750 patrons, the stage can accommodate large music, dance and theatrical tours, as well as local productions. Enjoy a night you’ll never forget, and book a show near you!

Activity available for all ages | 23 S Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501

When you say festive, we say Medford! With plenty of outdoor adventures and indoor havens during winter, you are sure to find something everyone in your family will enjoy. Explore each activity with family and friends, and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in the Heart of the Rogue!

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24
Bly Manor
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FEBRUARY
24
Connor Reese at Gold Rush Brewing
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FEBRUARY
24
Old Time Fiddlers of Jackson & Josephine Counties
FREE family-friendly entertainment provided by District 4, Old-Time Fiddlers this Saturday, February 24th, from 1:00-3:00 PM. Guests are welcome to…
FEBRUARY
24
Slaphappy Comedy Night
Catch some comedy at Rockafairy on Saturday February 24! We're excited to host our first standup comedy show featuring Nic…
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FEBRUARY
24
Sportsman's & Outdoor Recreation Show
he exhibits will include fishing, camping, hunting, boats, canoes, kayaks, sups, hiking, climbing, biking, ATVs, RVs, tour guides, trucks, government…
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FEBRUARY
24
The Basics of Watercolor with Faye August
3 Sessions, Saturdays, February 17-March 2, 11:30am–2pm. For ages 16 and up. No previous watercolor experience necessary. This class will…
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FEBRUARY
26
Oberon's Open Mic Night
Oberon's Open Mic taken to a whole new level! Music, beat poetry, stories, and occasional puppet show. Sign up is…
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FEBRUARY
26
Throw Axes at Cascadia!
Looking for a fun date night, a corporate event, or just want to see what axe throwing is all about?…
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FEBRUARY
27
Wire Wrapping and Viking Knit Classes
Wire Wrapping Class Description: $35 per person, 6 max per class In this class you will have a wire wrapping tutorial and…
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FEBRUARY
28
Open Mic at the Phoenix Clubhouse
Every Wednesday 7-10pm, all ages and talents are welcome to join in on the fun at open mic night! Drums,…
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MARCH
1
Southern Oregon Cornhole
WHERE: Santo Community Center, located at 701 N Columbus Ave COST: It’s only a $15 entry fee for a guaranteed minimum…
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MARCH
2
2024 Southern Oregon Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Get ready to make a splash with the Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Oregon! This fun, zany fundraising event…
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MARCH
2
Camelback Run
15k, 5K and Kids' Mile. All races will start and finish on or next to the new Phoenix High School track! This…
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MARCH
3
Charlie's Chocolate Run
Join us at 2024 Charlie’s Chocolate Run! This family friendly event is taking place in conjunction with the Oregon Chocolate Festival.…
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MARCH
8
TMTO presents The Little Mermaid
Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a love story for the ages! This fishy fable…
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MARCH
9
FREE Family Day at the Schneider Museum of Art
Participate in hands-on arts and exploration activities to engage with the works on view at SMA.
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MARCH
15
Dave Day at Urban Cork
Enjoy the guitar sounds of Dave Day of the Mercy Duo in the Urban Cork tasting room.
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MARCH
15
Giant Spring Book Clearance Event
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MARCH
15
Third Friday Medford
Enjoy food, music, local art galleries and merchants along with an exciting silent disco! In collaboration with the vibrant artist…
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MARCH
16
Kyle Smith-Unmanageable Tour 2024
Reggae rock singer-songwriter Kyle Smith, from Ventura, California, offers his blend of Southern California style reggae with Ska, Punk Rock,…
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MARCH
16
Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Show
Our Vendors offer a wide variety of specimens, gems, and rough rock in addition to finished jewelry for sale. We…
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MARCH
16
Shamrock Run
Shamrock 5 Mile, Shamrock 2 Mile and Leprechaun Lap
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MARCH
19
OSF: Macbeth
In this powerful exploration of fate, an unexpected prophecy sends Scottish general Macbeth on a feverish and murderous quest to…
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MARCH
20
OSF: Born with Teeth
In this razor-sharp imagined encounter, William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe go head-to-head, fighting, flirting, and festering while collaborating on a…
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MARCH
21
OSF: Shakespeare & the Alchemy of Gender
A lyrical, fearless, and deeply personal one-person show Internationally renowned actor and Shakespeare scholar Lisa Wolpe has arguably played more of…
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MARCH
22
iLuminate
From the moment the lights fade to darkness, you are transported into another world…another dimension, where the music moves you…
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MARCH
23
Composing a Captivating Landscape with Silvia Trujillo
Saturday, March 23, 10am–4pm. Come and learn the basics for creating compelling artwork! Timeless art principles and design elements will…
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MARCH
23
Medford Metro Reptile Expo
This captive bred event features the Northwest finest breeders ****** lots of different species of reptiles, amphibians ,bugs ,feeders, and exotic…
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MARCH
23
Pizza & Movie Night - TMNT Secret of the Ooze
Join us for pizza and a movie! This fun for all ages event is being cohosted by Dunbar Farms and…
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MARCH
26
Melissa Ethridge: I'm Not Broken Tour
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MARCH
30
Understanding Art: An Art Talk with Kristen O’Neill
For Artists and/or Art Appreciators You’ll learn how to apply the “elements of art” and “principles of design” to artwork –…
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APRIL
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Barnstormer's Spring Market
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From artisan eats to double gold wine - the Heart of the Rogue Festival is designed to highlight and uncover the many treasures of the town and beyond. Enjoy artisan offerings, locally prepared and sourced food  and wine, and so…  Read More
Family, Outdoor Adventure, Things to Do, Trails
Whether you are training for your next major event or tuning up for the local Turkey Trot, Medford and the Rogue Valley are a runner’s paradise. With terrain to suit any runner’s needs, the region offers limitless options and is…  Read More
Artisan Foods, Dining, Farmers Markets, Fruit & Vegetable Stands, Things to Do
The Rogue Valley is a wonderland for creative cooking concepts and ingredients. While the traditional holiday feasts and cookie baking marathons behind us, consider thinking outside the culinary box and prepping your pantry with some perfectly pickled products.   Read More
Dining, Family, Food Trucks/Carts, Music, Things to Do, Wine
From artisan eats to double gold wine - the Heart of the Rogue Festival is designed to highlight and uncover the many treasures of the town and beyond. Enjoy artisan offerings, locally prepared and sourced food  and wine, and so…  Read More
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