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The interpretive hub for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
58201 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97707
+1 541-593-2421
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Lava Lands Visitor is not to be missed. It is a beautiful building and surrounding grounds that showcase central Oregon's volcanic origins. There is also an interpretive walking path through the lava flow. There is much to see and do here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Artemis112013
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gotta check it out from the Hwy not that impressive but We advise all to take the time to Get up close and personal The visitor center is informative and the area is unique and worth a longer look than just a drive by

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lava lands has plenty of things to visit. You can drive up to the butte and view the surroundings. Especially the lava flow that goes all the way to the deschutes river and has changed it in places. There is also many hiking trails, one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LonePine46
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately, this year the visibility was bad due to wildfires. Still able to see Saturne, & the volcano

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cdavid w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Granddaughter was visiting from Texas, she had never seen a volcano before, she couldnt get over how big the crater was, which is actually small, but she was really impressed., We rode the shuttle up to the top, and then climbed up the view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cecelia P
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Great Balls of Fire! You absolutely must take the “Molten Lands” trail below the landmark Lava Butte cinder cone – part of a complex of “volcanic wonders” in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. This gentle “Molten Lands” walk amid a rocky moonscape spreading over 9...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Kathy L
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This park information centre is very good if your are interested in volcanoes, lava, and or the local geological history however the location also offers parking for the start of some very good biking and walking trails for all skill levels. One of the main...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This is a volcanic area just south of Bend. It is a National Monument with a visitors center. You can drive to the top of the cone a have a good look around the area. There are also trails to explore.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terry B
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The interpretive center is very helpful and it is fun to walk around the lava fields and see real honest to goodness lava up close. While the eruption occurred a long time ago, it looks like it might have happened in just the last couple...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Oskarduck
Reviewed August 2, 2018

It is not often that you see lava rocks, especially such an extensive amount of them in one place. It was great to walk among them, read about them and see the views from them. Worth the trip - take the time to do it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara F
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Shari W
June 25, 2016|
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Response from 1020bluestem | Reviewed this property |
The lava tube is an easy walk with the flashlight but uneven services so you just have to be careful and keep the light well lit. Good batteries. I think it was a mile down and a mile back. But you don't have to go all the... More
jeff h
June 26, 2015|
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Response from Candice C | Reviewed this property |
The new bus that takes you up to the top of the butte costs, I think, about $3 per person. It's a new function of the park because there is so little parking up there and the road is narrow. You can stay up there as long... More