Things To Do In Bend, OR
The little jewel of Bend is found on Deschutes River in Oregon. It is well known for its hot summers, serene river tubing, a craft beer scene, and outdoor adventures among many things. It is surrounded by a thick juniper forest with gigantic ponderosa pines in the West and majestic snowcapped mountains that add onto its already existing charm. The town of Bend was once a logging and ranching hub, and over the years it has transformed into a beautiful playground that welcomes all outdoor enthusiasts to have a good time. There are so many activities you can indulge in while here. Below are just but a few.
Visit the High Desert Museum. In the outskirts of Bend, is the High Desert Museum, a unique nature conservancy that sits on roughly 135 acres of forested land. If you are in search of the best family outing, kick start your day right here. Let your kids marvel at the site of a baby porcupine or have them enjoy some playtime at the Miller Family Ranch of 1904. Be sure to visit the Donald M Kerr Birds of Prey center and witness an array of birds of prey doing their thing unperturbed. The museum was opened in 1982 to protect and showcase the West High Desert habitat through historic sets, live animals as well as permanent and temporary exhibits. This museum has something for everyone; history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
Wind off at Tumalo Falls. Talk about astounding beauty! The 100 ft tall Tumalo Falls tower over the Tumalo Creek, creating a stunning scenery as the pristine waters flow gracefully into the canyon below. Hike along the river and marvel at the several other falls and natural rapids that await you further up. Be sure to find a spot where you can just sit and relax as you let the wind send cool breezes your way.
Go back in time at the Deschutes Historical Museum. This museum digs deep into Deschutes’ history with a special focus on American Tribal History, ancient exploration, fur trapping, and so much more. There are a lot of visual displays including artifacts, paintings, photographs, letters, sculptures and dioramas all aimed at helping you connect with Oregon’s history in a manner so real. You can visit at any day, but if you want to spice things up, be sure to take on the Bend Heritage Walk; the museum is a designated stop among six others included in the walk.
And visit Drift Spa the premier Bend Oregon Spa for a Day Spa getaway, located at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes River. We offer many modalities of massage, body treatments, organic and natural facials, clinical facial treatments and peels, as well as professional nail services.