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Lava Lands Visitor Center

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Address: 58201 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97707
Phone Number: 541-593-2421
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The interpretive hub for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

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I learned so much!

This visitor center is not large, but it has very good exhibits. They explain volcanic activity and what happened in this area. Behind the center, there is a trail through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kathy K
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Oviedo, Florida
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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This visitor center is not large, but it has very good exhibits. They explain volcanic activity and what happened in this area. Behind the center, there is a trail through the lava with informational signs along the way. Great spot for taking photos, too. You can catch the shuttle to Lava Butte here, which costs $2 for a round trip.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unique experience to walk along paths surrounded by black and rusk colored lava. Fair incline in parts but worth the effort. Take the $2 bus to the fire lookout on top of the Butte and admire the 360 degree view.

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Visitor's Center can be skipped as it's not very informative. Take the shuttle for $2.00 to Lava Butte. Lava Butte is part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. You can see the vegetation and view the area of Lava Butte. The tour takes about 20 minutes.

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Thank Calitripgirl
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stop could be improved by an a narrated interpretive movie about the events that formed this area. The silent video of Hawaiian lava and eruptions was nice but meh? We've been to Volcanos National Park and wanted site specific stories. This area is spectacular and comparable to the big island outside of lava viewing. Play it up please! The... More 

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Thank Unrulymom
Grand Junction
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center wasn't much. The cave tour was pretty neat, but got boring as there isn't much variation. Bring a jacket.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the convenient, comfortable, air-conditioned bus to Lava Butte. It's worth it for a great 360 view of the area. Entertaining and educational driver.

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there just in time to catch the shuttle bus. The ride to the top is $2 per person. There is a $5 fee per car for the Newberry Crater area but that includes this area, the Lava Cave area and the Newberry Crater area around Paulina Lake, so for $5 you and your family can spend an entire... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Very interesting nature and good views from Lava Butte. At first we thought hike there but there was about 80F and we took the bus.

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Ridgecrest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor's center contains a wonderful exhibit of volcanoes and the Newberry volcano in particular. In addition, for $2, you can take the shuttle up to the top of Lava Butte, one of the 400+ cinder cones spawned by the Newberry volcano. The views are good and the signs and exhibit are informative.

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North Branch, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lava Butte is part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. My wife and I visited Lava Butte during our Pacific Northwest vacation. During the off-season, you can drive your car to the top of Lava Butte, but during the peak / summer season, only the tour bus is allowed to drive to the top. You are allowed to walk to... More 

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