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The Best Things to Do in Central Oregon

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Central Oregon

4.6
Specialty Museums · State Parks · River Rafting & Tubing

Popular things to do in Central Oregon

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State Park
Smith Rock State Park Redmond
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Bend
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
High Desert Museum Bend
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Volcano
Newberry National Volcanic Monument Bend
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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.

Nature in Central Oregon

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Waterfall
Tumalo Falls Bend
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Deschutes River Bend
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Sahalie and Koosah Falls Sisters
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Lava River Cave Bend
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Central Oregon

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Hiking Trail
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint Bend
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Biking Trail
Trail to Benham Falls Sunriver
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Sisters
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Trail
Fall River Trail Sunriver
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Central Oregon

Forest
Deschutes National Forest Bend
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Observatory
Oregon Observatory Sunriver
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Brewery
Deschutes Brewery Bend
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Todd Lake Bend
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Central Oregon

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Specialty Museum
Erickson Aircraft Collection Madras
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
The Museum at Warm Springs Warm Springs
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Bowman Museum Prineville
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Natural History Museum
Sunriver Nature Center Sunriver
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Central Oregon

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Golf Course
Aspen Lakes Golf Course Sisters
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Golf Course
Quail Run Golf Course La Pine
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Sunriver Resort Sunriver
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Crooked River Ranch Golf Course Crooked River Ranch
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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