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Ski Area
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Set on the northern face of a popular peak, Mt. Bachelor Ski Area is Oregon' s largest ski resort and the sixth largest resort in the nation,
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Tumalo Falls , Bend
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Tumalo Falls is a 97ft waterfall on Tumalo Creek, in the Cascade Range west of Bend in the U.S. state of Oregon. Additional waterfalls are up
Specialty Museum
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See indoor and outdoor exhibits of wildlife, culture, and the spirit of North America's high desert country at High Desert Museum. Take a gui
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The Bend Badlands ATV tour has been voted as one of the best outdoor activities in Central Oregon. It provides an incredible experience for guests of all ages and abilities. Our professional Outriders NW guides provide a great balance of safety, freedom and ability to enjoy the great outdoors on your very own Polaris XP 1000 RZR. Come Explore with us and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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Volcano
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Newberry National Volcanic Monument was designated on November 5, 1990, to protect the area around the Newberry Volcano in the U.S. state of
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Hiking Trail
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Bend

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Specialty Museums · River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair. The city of over 80,000 sits adjacent to a number of national forests, state parks, and designated scenic viewpoints, making it a prime spot for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts wanting to try mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, paragliding, hiking, rock climbing, and the like. The city itself showcases the surrounding natural wonders, sprawling over the land with low buildings and unassuming storefronts that contain upscale boutiques and fine cuisine. The town is known for its microbreweries. Plan the details of your Bend holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States trip planning tool.

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Places to visit with Bend

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Where to stay in Bend

Since many people come to Bend to experience the outdoors, it's no surprise that many lodges and bed and breakfasts here are designed to resemble log cabins. Consider a stay near the scenic Deschutes River for scenic views. You'll find a few chain hotels with comfortable standard rooms in the downtown area.
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