Visiting Information

Still Cameras Only

(Still Cameras welcome. No motion video or audio recorders of any kind are allowed in the Vortex due to copyright issues.)

Travel Information:

  • Curio and gift shop open all season
  • Large Trailer, Bus, and RV turnaround at Vortex
  • Paved road all the way
  • Antiques on display

Hours of Operation:

Open 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Seven Days a Week

Tour Information:

Tours start on the hour from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There are 20 paid admissions available per tour. Tickets are sold in person on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are available at least 3 days in advance via email at


Ages Prices
5 and Under: Free
6 - 12: $16.00
13 - 61: $22.00
62 and Above: $18.50
Credit cards accepted
Business checks accepted

Private Tours:

We are now offering private reservations year round. A private reservation includes an hour long private tour and time to look around the area afterward. Private tours are $250 and include up to 20 admissions.

To reserve a private tour please call us at +1 (541) 855-1543 or e-mail us at

Pets and Animals:

Pets and animals are not allowed in the area or on tours. The only exception to this is a fully trained service animal accompanied by a disabled person. Animals still in training are not allowed. There is shaded parking for warm days and a nearby creek where pets and animals may get a drink with supervision. What many people do is have someone in their group wait outside with the pet. This allows the rest of your group to go through without needing to leave your pet in the car on a hot day. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this policy.

Hours of operation and prices subject to change without notice.


Contact Us

The Oregon Vortex
4303 Sardine Creek Left Fork Road
Gold Hill, Oregon 97525-9732
+1 (541) 855-1543
We hope to see you soon!