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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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We went to Lava Lands Visitor Center. There are various exhibits. I liked the short movie exhibits that showed the lava flow the best. One can also take a shuttle bus from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Lava Lands Visitor Center. There are various exhibits. I liked the short movie exhibits that showed the lava flow the best. One can also take a shuttle bus from there on the summer from there to explore further. There is also a gift shop. It also serves as an information center.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our visit to Bend we did a 35 mile mountain bike ride along the Deschutes River from Bend and decided to make our half way point the Lava Butte. After over 3 hours of riding to get there, the climb in hot temperatures was brutal but the view was completely worth it! We were the only ones there until... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since Eastern Oregon is made up mostly of ancient volcanoes and lava flows, it makes sense to learn more about them. For the cost of admission, the Visitor Center offers walking paths in and around the huge flow of lava with interpretive signs informing you of what you're seeing. Add the free Ranger Talk at 11:00 and 1:30 and you'll... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus to the top of lava butte. The bus ride was only a couple of dollars and was a quick stop. Very interesting place.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here with an hour to kill and ended up spending 2-3! Shuttle to lava butte leaves every 20 minutes right behind visitor center. $2 exact change for each person required (they will make change in visitor center if needed). The lava lands are behind the visitor center and we spent an hour walking in them! Really neat with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice short trip to the top and enjoyed the views. Park was well maintained and staff was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun place to visit. The visitor center will keep you occupied for a while with all of the displays and information to teach you about the surrounding attraction. The The hikes are nice and the one we went on was not too bad for kids, definitely a must see if you're in the area!

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Federal Way, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the ranger is well trained, as expected, but the hours are shorter than you think if you're doing this as an add on attraction as you drive by rather than the point of your day. Great and informative exhibits and nice references to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to the efforts.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So 7000 years ago a volcano erupted leaving this huge lava-flow area that has been turned into a recreational area. I've never seen a lava flow like this so it was unique and interesting. Great 1.4 mile hike up to the top of the overlook. I took the shuttle to the top and walked down since it was like 100... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The REI staff at the Old Mill District store, strongly recommended this and the Lava Cave hike. So glad we did this!! We had been hiking in Olympic and Rainer mountains for last week and this was a great change. The web-site says to wear "light jackets"...NOTE: Wear parka's!! This is over a 2 mile hike in low 40's that... More 

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