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Central Oregon

4.6
Specialty Museums · State Parks · River Rafting & Tubing
The Cascade Mountains catch most of the precipitation from the Pacific Ocean, leaving residents of Central Oregon on the mountains' eastern side with an average of 300 sunny days per year for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, golfing, skiing, and rock-climbing. The weather and terrain are so inviting for outdoor activities that many people have moved to the region specifically for this purpose. The combination of plentiful sunshine and volcanic soil from the Cascades has given rise to a booming wine industry, and you'll find scenic wineries throughout the area. Bend serves as the de facto capital of Central Oregon, which encompasses three counties and numerous small towns, and offers a mix of fine dining, microbreweries, and lively pubs. Make the most of your holiday in Central Oregon by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States online day trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Central Oregon

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Mt. Bachelor Ski Area
Ski Area
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area Bend
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Smith Rock State Park ©
State Park
Smith Rock State Park Redmond
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
High Desert Museum ©
Specialty Museum
High Desert Museum Bend
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Hiking Trail
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint Bend
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Central Oregon

Oregon Observatory ©
Observatory
Oregon Observatory Sunriver
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Deschutes National  Forest
Forest
Deschutes National Forest Bend
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Oregon Trail of Dreams ©
Ski Area
Oregon Trail of Dreams Bend
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Hoodoo Ski Area ©
Ski Area
Hoodoo Ski Area Sisters
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Central Oregon

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Tumalo Falls
Waterfall
Tumalo Falls Bend
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Todd Lake ©
Water Body
Todd Lake Bend
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Sahalie and Koosah Falls ©
Waterfall
Sahalie and Koosah Falls Sisters
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Peter Skene Ogden State Park ©
State Park
Peter Skene Ogden State Park Terrebonne
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Central Oregon

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Erickson Aircraft Collection ©
Specialty Museum
Erickson Aircraft Collection Madras
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
The Museum at Warm Springs ©
History Museum
The Museum at Warm Springs Warm Springs
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Bowman Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Bowman Museum Prineville
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Artists Gallery Sunriver ©
Art Gallery
Artists Gallery Sunriver Sunriver
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Trails in Central Oregon

Tam McArthur Rim Trail
Hiking Trail
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Sisters
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Fall River Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Fall River Trail Sunriver
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Flatiron Rock Trail
Hiking Trail
Flatiron Rock Trail Bend
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Phil's Trailhead
Biking Trail
Phil's Trailhead Bend
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Golf in Central Oregon

Aspen Lakes Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Aspen Lakes Golf Course Sisters
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Eagle Crest Resort Golf Courses ©
Golf Course
Eagle Crest Resort Golf Courses Redmond
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Quail Run Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Quail Run Golf Course La Pine
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Crooked River Ranch Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Crooked River Ranch Golf Course Crooked River Ranch
4.5
Duration: 2 hours