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High Desert Museum, Bend

4.7
#1 of 190 in Museums in Oregon
See indoor and outdoor exhibits of wildlife, culture, and the spirit of North America's high desert country at High Desert Museum. Take a guided tour of The West, past dioramas of historical settlements, through a fort, and into a mine. Learn about Native American cultures, get close-up with the animals of the region, and see a collection of 18,500 objects, from artifacts to vintage cars. There's a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating on site that offers sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, and soups. Plan to see High Desert Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bend sightseeing planner.
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4.7
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  • This small museum is worth multiple visits. There are indoor displays of the local history and wildlife, and many outdoor displays such with animals such as river otters; plus shows with animals in re...  more »
  • We're travelers and visit museums wherever we travel. This one is unique; besides the historical exhibits both inside and out, there are a number of live animals and raptors on display. Nice cafe and ...  more »
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  • This was a fun family activity for the Bend area. Our 9 year old loved seeing all the animals and being able to run around, read and learn. Husband and I also enjoyed all the exhibits, art and fun things to see. Great way to spend a few hours on any given day, and good family fun!
  • The “cuddle party” (river otters) was the show stealer here. Excellent area with fresh air and plenty of walking exercise as well. The best time to go is after a good snow fall to watch the otters play in it.

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