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Ranked #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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Ranked #2 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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Ranked #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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Ranked #4 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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Ranked #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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Ranked #6 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #7 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #8 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)
Ranked #9 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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Metolius River (Camp Sherman)
Ranked #10 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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Hosmer Lake (Bend)
Ranked #11 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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Pilot Butte (Bend)
Ranked #12 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Clear Lake (Sisters)
Ranked #13 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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Ranked #14 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Mountains
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Ranked #15 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #16 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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Proxy Falls (Sisters)
Ranked #17 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Hiking Trails; Waterfalls
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Ranked #18 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: No matter your ability level, The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort provides everything from pony rides for our youngest guests,... more » Owner description: No matter your ability level, The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort provides everything from pony rides for our youngest guests, multi-hour trail rides for the more advanced, and plenty of experiences in between. We also love to have guests just come by the stables, up on The Ridge, to say hello and meet the horses. Here you'll find head wrangler Chris Buller, his team of experienced wranglers, and plenty of beautiful horses waiting to take you and your family on an authentic horseback ride. « less
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Ranked #19 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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Ranked #20 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
The interpretive hub for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
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Ranked #21 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #22 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
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Ranked #23 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Other
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Ranked #24 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Biking Trails
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Todd Lake (Bend)
Ranked #25 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #26 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Parks
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Ranked #27 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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Ranked #28 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #29 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: When it comes to golf in Central Oregon, challenge, variety and value are the top priorities at Eagle Crest Resort. With two... more » Owner description: When it comes to golf in Central Oregon, challenge, variety and value are the top priorities at Eagle Crest Resort. With two championship golf courses, The Ridge Course and The Resort Courses, our tough 18-hole, par-63 Challenge Course, and our popular 18-hole putting course, links lovers are never far from their favorite pastime. Four sets of tees on each course allow the more experienced golfers plenty of challenge, and the less experienced equally enjoyable rounds. « less
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Ranked #30 of 71 attractions in Central Oregon
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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