Central Oregon Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Central Oregon - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Camp Sherman

  • Resort–Sight

Surrounded by groves of whispering yellow-bellied ponderosa pines, larch, fir, and cedars and miles of streamside forest trails, this...

Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

For about 90 miles, this forest-highway loop beginning and ending in Bend meanders past a series of high mountain lakes and is good for...

Des Chutes Historical Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Originally built as a schoolhouse in 1914 from locally quarried volcanic tuff, the museum is operated by the Deschutes County Historical...

Drake Park and Mirror Pond

  • Park/Playground

At its western edge, downtown Bend slopes down to these 13 acres of manicured greensward and trees lining the edge of the Deschutes,...

High Desert Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The West was actually wild, and this combo museum/zoo proves it. Kids will love the up-close-and-personal encounters with gila monsters,...

Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Lava Lands

  • Volcano

The last time hot lava flowed from Newberry Volcano was about 13 centuries ago. The north end of the monument has several large basalt...

Ochoco Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This is a truly fantastic scenic overlook that commands a sweeping view of the city, including the prominent Crook County Courthouse...

Peter Skene Ogden Scenic Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Even the most seasoned traveler may develop vertigo peering from the cliff top into a deep river canyon. It is a view that gives insight...

Summit Prairie Drive

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The scenic drive winds past Lookout Mountain, Round Mountain, Walton Lake, and Big Summit Prairie. The prairie abounds with trout-filled...

The Cove Palisades State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Many people who drive through this part of north central Oregon are more intent on their distant destinations than on the arid landscape...

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