Visitors are truly amazed when they visit Rogue River Myrtlewood in Gold Beach. Myrtlewood, a member of the laurel family, grows only on the southern coast of Oregon and the northern coast of California. A hardwood, it is excellent for carving. Products made from it are long-lasting, and come in a wide range of colors. The Rogue River Myrtlewood Carving Factory and Shop are unique in that much of what they sell is manufactured on-site. Some visitors spend hours watching the craftsmanship in action. Tours are available anytime — just ask. In addition to seeing, learning about and feeling myrtlewood, tourists can also enjoy experiencing the local color. When visiting Rogue River Myrtlewood, be sure to check out the model lighthouses; there is a wide array to choose from.