The Central Oregon Experience is Volcanic!

The Central Oregon Experience is Volcanic!

The Central Oregon Experience is Volcanic! Details

A passion for recreation is what brings many people to Bend, Oregon. Located in the high desert of central Oregon, Bend is famous for its many forms of recreation. Halfway between Bend and Sunriver, the area’s geographic wonders begin to unfold. Start your day with a visit to the Lava Land Visitor Center at Lava Butte. This will provide you with a great introduction to the region’s volcanic landscape through interpretive displays and self-guided tours. Do not miss learning all there is to know about the High Desert at The High Desert Museum. This natural “living” museum just 6 miles south of Bend, presents the region’s natural and cultural history with live animals, including an astounding Birds of Prey exhibit, as well as dioramas and breathtaking western exhibits and Native American art. Continue your Central Oregon experience at Smith Rock State Park. Known internationally throughout the climbing world, Smith Rock State Park is located in Terrebonne, 27 miles north of Bend and just north of the town of Redmond. After an adventurous morning find your way to historic downtown Bend. Make sure to stop by Maragas Winery’s tasting room on Colorado Avenue. Grab a bite at the historical Pine Tavern Restaurant, serving Central Oregon since 1936. Shopaholics can head to The Shops at The Old Mill for brand-name shopping (and don’t forget TAX-FREE). Bargain hunters – head to Bend Factory Stores for premium outlet shopping. Before hitting more shopping at unique boutiques or finding hidden antique treasures in downtown Bend, walk across the promenade to the tasting room of Volcano Vineyards, specializing in single vineyard designated wines and proprietary blends. Enjoy one of Bends amazing restaurants for dinner but don’t miss out on their spectacular mountain sunset.

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