Lava Lands Visitor Center, Bend

4.6
#11 of 94 in Things to do in Bend
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  • A real learning opportunity. If you aren't familiar with the geology of central Oregon this the place to learn. The discussions with the rangers tell the story then you can to the top of Lava Butte an...  more »
  • The lava lands national monument is very like the surface of the moon so it’s where the US trained their astronauts on how to walk on the surface of the moon. It is a must see and is free if you have ...  more »
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  • This is inspiring in its own way. To get the full experience, be sure to spend some time here silently pondering the enormity of what happened. While small at geological scales, it must have been a sight to behold all those thousands of years ago.
  • I've volunteered here 2 summers in a row and found the staff and other volunteers to be very knowledgeable and committed to providing info and great service to the public. A lot of people come to Lava Lands Visitor Center as they're passing by so they don't know much about the monument. It's always fun to show them the table map and highlight the great hikes and activities available at the monument, which extends about 15 miles south to Newberry Caldera (with Paulina and East Lakes).

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