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Address: U.S. Hwy. 97, Bend, OR
Phone Number: 541-593-2421
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The interpretive hub for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

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It's like another world

This place is like stepping onto another planet. The lava stretches out almost as far as you can see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Henry E
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Allen, Texas

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Allen, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is like stepping onto another planet. The lava stretches out almost as far as you can see!

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Central Point, Oregon
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Seriously one of the prettiest sites I've seen. Even with a 3 and 5 year old the walk wasn't too bad to the view point, although I did carry a child back on my shoulders. Only bummer is that they didn't have any water for sale on site; who doesn't have water to purchase in the middle of summer in... More 

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Thank Ryan F
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This place was so cool. A great little walk with stunning views. A must stop and see the lava flows type of place!!

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Kingman, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

lots of information at the center the people works very nice knows lot of the history building very good

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a "must do" when spending some time in Bend. It is a great family outing or something fund to do as a couple.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This topography is a contrast with thick lush trees on one part, and the dry rough cinders and lava outflow on the other part. We hiked to the top after driving up the access drive to a small parking lot that includes time designated passes to control the crowds and parking situation. We got to go up into the lookout... More 

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Clinton, Mississippi
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Outstanding natural attraction with amazing views of the lava field and cinder cone. This is a fascinating place to visit as they offer so many interesting displays and informative signs as you walk along the lava path or go up to the cinder cone. Visitor center is very helpful and informative. The caldera about 30 minutes away is fantastic to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We arrived just in time to be able to drive to the top of Lava Butte. The road is narrow so they manage the number of people going up and down. What a view into the caldera and what a panoramic view of the surroundings! The only reason I wouldn't give it a 5 is some of the signage either... More 

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Middletown, DE
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The folks working here are very knowledgeable and friendly. It was interesting learning about the area.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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174 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We have driven up the Lava Butte several times. Now you have to take the shuttle bus for $2 plus cost of park entry. We walked the rim of the Butte

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