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Lava Lands Visitor Center
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USD 885.00*
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Crater Lake 3-Day Tour from Portland
Ranked #11 of 120 things to do in Bend
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Owner description: The interpretive hub for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Thankfully we were going to see Fort Rock and Crack-in-the-Ground but would have loved to have the knowledge this Visitors Center would have provided. Not open until after May 1st.

Thank Scharlee P
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This area has a large cinder cone (walk or drive to the top), a lava flow (wear heavy leather boots), and the Deschutes River.

Thank sgstrauss1
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This was quite an unexpected sight, to see such an immense pile of lava rock extending over a huge area next to gorgeous pine trees tryiing to regain a foot hold. The lava rock is very jagged and sharp. I was glad there were walking trails leading through this unusual landscape. This certainly exposes how volcanic this area has been and could be again. The walking trail was very well done and the kiosks explaining the events were also very interesting.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Every time I travel south from Bend on Hwy. 97 I marvel at the cinder cone and lava field that can be seen right from the highway. If you're going to the Visitor Center make sure it's open since it is closed part of the year. I happened to be there at a time when a ranger was giving an informative talk outside the Visitor Center at the base of the cone and was amazed to learn that the lava had actually flowed out from the side, later forming the lava tubes that are accessible about 2 miles south of the Visitor Center.

Thank 4thecritters
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Has an extraordinary exhibit about the volcanic history of the area---has great illustrative exhibits about volcanology and how volcanoes are formed and types of volcanoes---and the history of the volcanic lava flows of the area.

Thank Lisa T
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