The Grant's Pass Caveman In Oregon Just Might Be The Strangest Roadside Attraction Yet
By Catherine Armstrong|Published May 28, 2020
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
Oregon’s roadside attractions are all as quirky and wonderful as you’d expect. From a huge, red candle on the side of the highway in Scappoose, to the 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan in Portland, you’ll find dozens of head-turning oddities all over the Beaver State.
There’s a large fiberglass caveman standing in front of the Grants Pass Visitor Bureau between Morgan Lane and Vine Street in Grants Pass, and if you don’t know the story behind his existence, you might think it’s pretty strange. Turns out, there’s a charming story behind the caveman culture here.