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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
541-383-5300
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We spent several days enjoying all of the sights within the Newberry Caldera area. This is a little more of a physically demanding area to fully enjoy, but very worth the effort. A great place to start is with the Lava Lands Visitors Center, which has a small, but informative display area to explain the natural history of the area.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Newberry National Volcanic Monument has several sections which are not adjacent to each other, and it takes some time to drive between them. The major sections are the area around the Lava Lands Visitor Center, which gives you access to a hike through a surface-exposed lava flow (asphalt paved trail which is, for the most part, very accessible) and... More

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Take a cool ride up the Newberry Caldera and overlook where this massive hole remains. Look out at the views of the Cascade range and see how far the rumble flowed. Then go back down to the Visitor's center for a little gift shop and listen to the Ranger talk about the Volcanic eruption. We found a shady spot for... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Bend, OR is a very unique place for a variety of reasons. The area is filled with many natural transitions both in scape and in cultural surroundings. If you find yourself travelling through the beautiful state of Oregon I would highly recommend visiting among a variety of places, the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Just a short distance outside of bend,... More

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Newberry Monument is a large area with alot of beautiful places to explore. We had very little time, and only managed to see the excellent visitor's center and drive up Paulina Peak for an amazing view.

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Bend, Oregon
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We hiked all the way around Paulina Lake. It was 7.14 miles per my handheld GPS, (the sign says 7.5 miles). It is mostly lake level with one steep uphill part around the north side of the lake, (depending on whether you are going clockwise or counterclockwise.....) There are some man made hot springs pools on the east end of... More

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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed in Bend and took the drive to Newberry Volcanic Monument. Start at the Visitors Center which is about 15 minutes south of Bend. The ranger we met was so knowledgeable and friendly, plus the exhibit gives you a good overview of the area. Go early and drive to the top of Lava Butte. They only let 10 cars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Oregon keeps this a secret & the Lack of signs or only local who even knows its there is testament to that. But do not miss at least the cinder field which I am sure lots of visitors see from the road & wonder what it is. The Obsidian fields (When you can find them!! No signs again!) are worth... More

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Newberry National Volcanic Monument has a broad exposure to all types of volcanic activity. The visitor's center has a good pictorial paper and diorama that shows all the features. Shield cones, cinder cones, volcanic tube (1 mile), obsidian cliffs, high elevation glacial lakes. The roads are great and you can get close to major sites without walking your b%#... More

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Baltimore
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Amazing views up the hill. Need to get a pass w a time since they only let 10 cars in at a time. We'll worth a wait. Better to go early. Quarter mile around the rim w great views of snow capped mountains. The visitor center was small. Saw interesting birds in the back because they put out food and... More

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