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Lava Lands Visitor Center

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

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Educational for both the young and young at heart!

I've always been fascinated by earthquakes and volcanos and this was a perfect stop for me. While in Bend visiting family (who had never been here) we stopped and looked in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Silicon Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always been fascinated by earthquakes and volcanos and this was a perfect stop for me. While in Bend visiting family (who had never been here) we stopped and looked in the visitor center (great information) and then took the trolley to the top of the volcano and was able to see the lava for great distances. What an amazing... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a good place to go to for the day. A mile hike to explore the history of the volcano and then drive to the top for spectacular views.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We decided to check this place out since it's a national monument and we love our national parks and lands. This was only 15 minutes from our hotel in Bend. We showed up at the booth with our national parks pass and the sweet lady told us we were lucky and that today was the last day of the season,... More 

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Thank Jade M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

awesome views from the top of the butte. Center was well-designed and informational. Make sure that you go to the lava cave before it closes for the season, we just missed it.

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california
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

lots of lava rock with a nice trail with views from the top. easy to traverse and close parking. near to sunriver

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We hiked a beautiful trail through the land of the lava. Definitely a unique place to visit. In October, it's often cold, windy or snowy in the higher elevations. We had layers, hats and gloves, so we were comfortable while hiking. The Visitor Center is only open on the weekends in October, which is the case for most of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Visitor centre was shut and you had to drive in the exit to access the car park. Many people turned away probably not wanting to drive in the wrong way . The road to the peak was also shut which seemed strange. So very disappointing to arrive and find you could not drive up the road. I could not find... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The visitor center is okay on the inside. The real reason you want to visit this place is to drive up to the butte and see everything from the top...it is incredible. Do yourself a favor and go see the majesty of this place!

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Thank Erica I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The highlight of this stop is the short drive to the top of Lava Butte, where you will get a 360 degree view of tremendous snow-capped mountains and vast expanses of forests interspersed with rivers and buttes. Definitely worth the $5 entrance fee for the view alone. In the summer, due to the higher volume of visitors, you must take... More 

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minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a must stop visitors center. Knowledgeable rangers staff the center and are a wealth of information. They will discuss a route so you can maximize your visit.

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