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#1 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: State Parks

One of the great things about Smith Rock State Park is that nearly everybody can enjoy it ... it doesn't matter if you are young, old, sedentary, or a world class rock climber... more »

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#2 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Museums; History Museums
Owner description: Explore the nature, culture and spirit of the High Desert through fun, interactive, indoor and outdoor exhibits with live... more » Owner description: Explore the nature, culture and spirit of the High Desert through fun, interactive, indoor and outdoor exhibits with live animals, live historical performers, a re-created pioneer town and ranch, Western art, extensive Native American collection and special programs for all ages. « less
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#3 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Forests; National Parks
Owner description: Encompassing more than 1.6 million acres of Central Oregon, this region extends for about 100 miles with a scenic backdrop of... more » Owner description: Encompassing more than 1.6 million acres of Central Oregon, this region extends for about 100 miles with a scenic backdrop of volcanic mountains of the Cascades. « less
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#4 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Scenic Drives
Eighty-two-mile scenic byway offering the best foliage in the state.
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#5 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Geologic Formations; Monuments/ Statues; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Volcanos
One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
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#6 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Waterfalls
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#7 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: There’s no better place! The local elevation, pitch dark surrounding and crystal clear air make it perfect for star gazing.... more » Owner description: There’s no better place! The local elevation, pitch dark surrounding and crystal clear air make it perfect for star gazing. You won’t be lining up for one telescope. The Oregon Observatory is the largest astronomical viewing facility in the United States. Feast your eyes on far away galaxies. Recognize the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebula and deep space binary stars. « less
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Sparks Lake (Bend)
#8 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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Metolius River (Camp Sherman)
#9 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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#10 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Waterfalls
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Hosmer Lake (Bend)
#11 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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#12 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Mountains
Offers twelve ski trails and ski clinics to help novice to advanced skiers.
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#13 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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Pilot Butte (Bend)
#14 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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#15 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
The interpretive hub for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
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#16 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Aspen Lakes Golf Course should be on your "must play" list when visiting Central Oregon. A favorite of locals and visitors... more » Owner description: Aspen Lakes Golf Course should be on your "must play" list when visiting Central Oregon. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Aspen Lakes is a challenging but fair course that features bentgrass tees, greens and fairways, unique red sand bunkers, and mountain views that will provide a beautiful distraction throughout your round. Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest Magazine. « less
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#17 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Other
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Todd Lake (Bend)
#18 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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#19 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: State Parks
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#20 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Biking Trails
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#21 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Golf Courses
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Clear Lake (Sisters)
#22 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
This is the source of the McKenzie River and offers hiking worth exploring.
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#23 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Parks
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#24 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Mountains
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#25 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Scenic Drives
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Proxy Falls (Sisters)
#26 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Hiking Trails; Waterfalls
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#27 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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#28 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Where the “Golden Age of Golf” is HonoredWhen you play on Glaze Meadow expect to feel like you stepped back in time to the... more » Owner description: Where the “Golden Age of Golf” is HonoredWhen you play on Glaze Meadow expect to feel like you stepped back in time to the “Golden Age of Golf” when exceptional course design and architecture ushered in a new era. With slightly elevated greens, square tee boxes and deep grass-faced bunkers, the course truly transports you back in time. The newly designed Oregon golf greens are not only meant to play fast and true with significant slope, but please golfers’ senses with beautifully integrated pristine landscape. Big Meadow Golf CourseStretching more than 7,000 yards, our Big Meadow Course is one of Central Oregon golfers’ favorites, garnering a four-star rating from Golf Digest and being recognized as a Top 75 Golf Resort in the US. You won’t want to miss the perfect Oregon golf photo opportunity at the 14th hole, which gives a dramatic view of Three Fingered Jack, a jagged volcanic peak. « less
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#29 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Hiking Trails

Peterson Ridge Trail is a new Mountain Bike trail system created by the Sisters Trail Alliance.  Accessed via two wonderful areas, the trail system is well marked and meets the... more »

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#30 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: State Parks
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