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Oregon Observatory at Sunriver

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Glorious night skies

Far cooler than it looks from the street. Beautiful skies, cool telescopes, passionate and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eugene, Oregon
A Must

This is one of the Best Observatories I have ever been to.. Our friends were in from out of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janese R
Sunriver, Oregon, United States
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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...more
57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Far cooler than it looks from the street. Beautiful skies, cool telescopes, passionate and knowledgeable staff. Best thing we did in Sunriver this year.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the Best Observatories I have ever been to.. Our friends were in from out of the country and found it to be an amazing place.. Enjoyed every minute.

Thank Janese R
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We signed up and became members of the observatory and the nature center because the membership gets you into OMSI in Portland as well. Because we were members, we were able to go to the Observatory on Monday night - Members-only night. We got to...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We had two twenty-somethings and felt like this was really worth the time. My husband and I had recently done a star gazing tour in Sedona, AZ for over $50 per person and this was just $10 per person. This was way more interesting and...More

2  Thank 1tip4u
Reviewed August 12, 2018

What a great night for our family reunion - a group of 12, ages 3-71! The sky was clear and the moon was "new," so there was little to no light interference. There were several telescopes that we were able to "tour," and through theme...More

2  Thank Chris K
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My 7 year old and I enjoyed this special, late night experience. They clearly love what they do at the observatory and it shows. We enjoyed going from telescope to telescope. Seeing Saturn was truly amazing. An inexpensive, must-do while in Sunriver.

1  Thank Amber R
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

A little crowded. Just there early. Summertime has mosquitoes, so be prepared. We saw space station trek across sky. We Saturn Mars Jupiter this time of year. Not great place for small kids.

Thank Lelia G
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 845pm, parked out front and were directed to the nature center gift shop to buy tickets. At around 9 we went into the observatory and also out on the rear patio to look thru the telescopes even tho it wasn't quite dark...More

7  Thank eldoradogirl
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Holy cow this was amazing! Great for all ages, very informative and friendly volunteers. Our family of 11 enjoyed seeing numerous planets, starbursts, moon shots and many more sky mysteries. This is a must see!

Thank Avmig
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This was for sure a highlight of our trip. The Oregon Observatory is awesome. The staff was very knowledgeable and engaging

Thank Kate0426
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from Avmig | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to see the preview which is in the area where you buy your tickets(highly recommended) and then see the planets it will take several hours but worth every minute. It is a great evening for kids and adults!
July 29, 2017|
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Response from bbridgetmay | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. We brought ours.