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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

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Address: 1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541-383-5300
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Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks...
One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
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You can learn a lot about volcanoes.

Bend is surrounded by inactive volcanoes. This National Monument, located in the Newberry Crater of a giant, extinct volcano, gives you a good education on volcanoes. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Bend is surrounded by inactive volcanoes. This National Monument, located in the Newberry Crater of a giant, extinct volcano, gives you a good education on volcanoes. It is certainly worth a visit; we have visited it several times--and plan to go again.

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Bend, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place. While not as active as Mt St Helens you are in the middle of a volcanic caldera. See lava flows (cooled now), hot springs, great hiking. Go biking!

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Mesa, Arizona
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165 reviews 165 reviews
72 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This attraction is quite spread out over 20-30 miles. It would take an entire day to see everything! You are able to walk on a paved trail through the lava, take a shuttle to the top of the butte, and listen to very knowledgeable guides. We took the guide's advice and drove to the closest waterfall. We then hiked on... More 

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Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There are several different sites here, all intriguing and well worth the time. The Lava Forest is outstanding, while the Butte seems to be the big draw.

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University Place, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I'm going to be honest here. We didn't actually go in to the park as we had done it years before but instead cycled it's new bike trail which winds through Lava and the Dechutes National Forest. After 5.4 miles you end up at Sunriver where we actually cycled another 8 miles. The return trip was lovely especially after stopping... More 

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near Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We walked the Lava River Cave, drove up to the Lava Cast Forest (9 miles of gravel road), and toured the Lava Lands Visitor Center (went up Lava Butte on the shuttle bus) and walked some of the lava trails. Learned a lot about the geography and geology. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We got up early and were there at 9 to beat both the crowds and the heat (had our dog in the car). We did both. We only passed one other family in the tube. Please read: Be prepared. You will need some sort of real light (flashlight, headlamp, lantern). You must wear closed toed shoes and they can NOT... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

From panoramic views of the Cascades to the obsidian fields to the beautiful lakes to Paulina Peak, it's all wonderful.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

An amazing view and easy hikes. Bring water -- this is some altitude and very dry air. Bring a camera too!

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Unfortunately, when we were there, the road to Paulina Peak was closed and that is supposed to be the highlight of the visit. We viewed the peak, saw the lakes which developed in two craters in the volcano, and did the Big Obsidian Flow short walk. This walk was very cool with major chunks of obsidian filling the whole side... More 

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Address: Address: 1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541-383-5300
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend

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