Central Oregon features numerous attractions that will amaze and inspire a wide range of visitors. While enjoying recreational activities,
discover the wonder and rich area culture through its myriad of art galleries, museums, restaurants, shopping malls and special events.
Arts and Culture
The art scene is alive and well in Central Oregon. Check out the latest paintings, sculptures, photography and more on display in galleries,
retail shops, offices, sidewalks, community theaters and concert venues.
Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
One of the “prettiest” road trips that you’ll take, this 66-mile historic forest-highway begins and ends in Bend, with the breathtaking Cascade
Range serving as a backdrop.
High Desert Museum
The museum offers exhibits detailing the natural world and cultural history of the West’s High Desert. Spread amongst 135 acres and more
than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, the museum features indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife, and living history demonstrations.
The largest ski resort in the Cascade Range, Mt. Bachelor features Nordic and downhill skiing, snowblast tubing, sled dog rides and snowboarding.
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Located just south of Sunriver, this 7,000-year-old cinder cone has more than 50,000 acres of lava flows and hiking trails along with Paulina and
East Lakes. Take in the stunning 360-degree view of the Cascades across the high desert plateau from Paulina Peak.
Old Mill District
Shopping, dining and entertainment experiences abound including the Les Schwab Amphitheater, which can accommodate up to 8,000 for concerts
and special events. Located south of downtown Bend at the historic site of one of the largest mill operations in the world.
Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory
Get a glimpse of our local wildlife and stargaze into our clear, night skies.
Enjoy dining, shopping and family fun experiences at this outdoor entertainment complex.
Bend has more than 65 miles of walking trails for you to take in the great outdoors.
Walking Trails – Dog Friendly
Bend’s walking trails also allow our four-legged friends. Several parks have off-leash areas. Please abide by all rules.