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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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Description: The interpretive hub for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

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A Beautiful Place

A beautiful place to spend some time. Abled bodied people will have a lot to do. Those with mobility issues can still look around, but won't be abled to see it all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
TheTickTockMan
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Salem, OR
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Salem, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place to spend some time. Abled bodied people will have a lot to do. Those with mobility issues can still look around, but won't be abled to see it all.

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to start and get information and planning advice. If you can, check out the ranger talk at the back of the building, very informative and fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is really cool! There's a mountain bike trail that I have risen multiple times during my vacation that leads into here and it's beautiful and amazing. My family and I also did the cave tour which was sweet as well and put me out of my comfort zone (in a good way)

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great trails and friendly and efficient bus system to take you to the top of the lava cone. We had a great time. Clean bathrooms are available as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

$5 entry per car, $2 per person bus ride if you decide to travel to the top of the volcano. You can walk it if you like and want the exercise. Excellent trails with descriptive signs along the way. Well worth a visit. Stark landscape and interesting views.

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Sunriver,Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You have to pay to drive to the top of the lookout, but it is a stunning view, and the grounds (lava beds) are kept in great shape by the Forest Service. A great place to walk, though they've done the modern forest thing of paving walkways instead of leaving rambling dirt trails. Really, I'm not afraid of getting dirty.... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great for families and everyone a like. I visitor center full of knowledgable and very helpful park staff awaits at the base on the butte. Touring the visitior's center, you get to see vulcanism in details and plenty of information about the area. With limited parking at the top of Lava Butte, they began running a bus service to the... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Friendly help. Cheap shuttle service was worth it in the heat. Amazing views. Loved it. Interesting and informative. Go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Staff was friendly and helpful. Dogs were allowed everywhere except the visitor center building and the Lava River Cave. Benham falls were beautiful but make sure you have mosquito repellant as they were plentiful and hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed the visitor's center with the history of volcanism and displays immensely. They have an entire library of volcanic books and very helpful and knowledgable park rangers there. They have started a pilot program to run attendees to the top using a bus service on busier days as the upper parking lot fills fast. Once at the top, you... More 

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Address: U.S. Hwy. 97, Bend, OR
Phone Number: 541-593-2421
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend

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