Planning Central Oregon Vacations? 5 Reasons to Stay in Bend

Plan your Central Oregon vacations in such a way that you do not miss out on any of the top attractions in the area. There are a couple of reasons why you should stay at Bend. BBOnline recommends the following attractions in central Oregon.

High Desert Museum
59800 South Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 382-4754
www.highdesertmuseum.org

The High Desert Museum will be one of the high points of Central Oregon vacations. High Desert Museum is a world class facility that narrates the tales that will unravel the past. You can observe the owls, bobcats, porcupines and other animals as they move around in an enclosed area that resembles their natural habitat. If you are traveling in a large group, make sure to call the museum from your Bend Bed and Breakfast for a reservation.

Tower Theatre Foundation
835 NW Wall Street
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 317-0700
www.towertheatre.org

Add a historical spin to your Central Oregon vacations by visiting The Tower Theatre Foundation. The interiors of this theatre are done up in the most elegant manner, and several extraordinary performances are held here. You can pick up your tickets from the box office in the theatre an hour prior to any show. Make sure you leave your Bend Inn on time. The shows here range from Chinese drummer musicals to plays and theatrical performances.

Tumalo State Park
64120 O B Riley Road
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-3586

Tumalo State Park is located right in the heart of Central Oregon and is one of the most popular parks in this area. It stretches along the banks of the Deschutes River. The park is a perfect spot for outdoor activities. There are several nature trails that you can hike. The streams are great for trout fishing and the alpine lakes will take your breath away. The park is open all year round and there is a small entry fee.

Mt. Bachelor Ski Area
Bend, OR 97701

Mount Bachelor is a form of stratovolcano in the Cascade Range. This is a popular winter tourism spot for skiing and related activities. You can hike up to this area or take the cable car. There are several activities that you can enjoy here during the winter months. Snowmobiling, sledding and skiing are just a few of them. The slopes make Mt. Bachelor a perfect skiing destination.

Deschutes County Historical Society
129 NW Idaho Ave
Bend 0R 97701
(541) 389-1813
www.deschuteshistory.org

This museum preserves the heritage of Deschutes County. You can live through the yesteryear of this region by visiting the Deschutes Museum. It carries the exhibits of the old railroads, pictures and paintings that do complete justice to the beauty of the pine forest. There is a small admission fee you will need to pay to visit this museum.