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Reviewed April 24, 2016

The High Desert Museum is highly educational, fun and entertaining! It really is a must go-to when you're visiting Bend or Sunriver...from history of the area, to live animals from snakes to salamanders to bobcats, it has something for everyone. The guided tours are very educational and informative, and its worth every cent!

Date of experience: April 2016
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HDM_Raptor, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016

Thank you for your review. You said it best, there is "something for everyone" here at the Museum.

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Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Just amazing!!!! The birds of pray show was by far the best. Loved how they had a nature walk to tell you about different plants.

Date of experience: April 2016
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HDM_Raptor, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016

Thanks for your great review. The trail signage is getting redone and we will have more plant identification signs soon.

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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding spot to visit near Bend. If you are visiting central Oregon make sure to check out the High Desert Museum! Very kid friendly. Very good interactive wildlife exhibits. Make sure to watch the otter feeding and the birds of prey. In the summer they run their saw mill, very interesting!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Jim R
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HDM_Raptor, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016

Thanks for the great review and comments about the exhibits and wildlife encounters. We appreciate your positive feedback!

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Reviewed April 21, 2016

It was so much more than I ever expected. The main building has exhibit after exhibit. The grounds and living exhibits where presented maintained extremely well.

Date of experience: April 2016
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HDM_Raptor, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Thank you for the great review and glad to hear we exceeded your expectations!

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Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a nice place to spend a few hours learning about the history of the Northwest, and the Oregon Trail. You can see how settlers, natives, and miners lived centuries ago. You can also see quite a few examples of the areas wildlife, like Bald Eagles, Bobcats, & Otters. Check the website to see any new exhibits they have coming. Also, many of the site are outdoors, so check the weather to see if you want sunscreen, a coat, or both.

Date of experience: April 2016
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HDM_Raptor, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Thanks for the great review and for pointing out that because there are outdoor exhibits, dress for the weather.

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