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Lava Lands Visitor Center

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

experience the view of many mountains, from a singe view point, the view point and the drive is amazing, as a guy who loves to drive .. i loved it

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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

Thank patty752
Chico, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank JCDurham
Grants Pass, Oregon
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195 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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 

Thank 4cents-worth
Clinton, Mississippi
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124 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Thank traveler564
Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank draePDX
Middletown, DE
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170 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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.

Thank bjdav
Knoxville, Tennessee
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165 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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

Thank Charlotte T
Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My contact with the visitor center was positive. The ranger at the gate gave me an exceptional full color brochure, and explained the locations on the map. I had a special interest in the Lava River Cave, and he showed me how to find it. It was a great trek down the cave. The visitor center was small, but the... More 

Thank JonDrury

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