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What to Do in Bend, Oregon | Tourist Attractions | Things to Do

Tucked neatly between the snow covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the inspiring high desert plateaus of Central Oregon, Bend, Oregon has evolved from a sleepy lumber town to an international mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and people in search of active and healthy vacation experiences and tourist attractions.

Whether you're seeking the world-class river activities, the hiking and biking opportunities on endless ​miles of trail around the city, the pristine beauty of trail running on Bend's cutting-edge Urban Trail System, a living history trip to the High Desert Museum, or simply enjoying the vibrant energy of a hip, cosmopolitan mountain town, people from around the world visit Bend to get outside and to be inspired by the Bend lifestyle. Follow the links below to discover tourist attractions in Bend, Oregon. 

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  • Ouzel Outfitters

    Phone: 800.788.7238 Visit the Website
    Ouzel Outfitters Ouzel Outfitters is a Bend-based company offering trips on a wide variety of rivers in Oregon. Choose from the Rogue, Deschutes, McKenzie, North UmpquaJohn Day, or Owyhee Rivers. From half & full-day trips or weekend getaways to fully-outfitted vacation-length adventures, they have the perfect trip for you. Few experiences rival a whitewater rafting trip for creating quality time family vacations. Ouzel Outfitters also has raft & equipment rentals available in Bend for the do-it-yourself rafter. They look forward to hosting you for a memorable rafting adventure!
    Ouzel Outfitters
  • Discover Downtown Bend Oregon

    Phone: 541.788.3628 Visit the Website
    Discover Downtown Bend Oregon Downtown Bend: You Always End Up Here!
    Over 200 shops and restaurants featuring the best of Central Oregon all situated in our beautiful historic downtown. There’s always something to do – fun festivals, farmer’s market, parades, and more. Get all the information you need about downtown Bend happenings and events at
    Discover Downtown Bend Oregon
  • Cascade Center of Photography | Photo walks, Half and Full Day Guided Tours

    2660 NE Hwy 20 Suite 610 #212 Bend, OR 97701
    Phone: 541.241.2266 Visit the Website
    Cascade Center of Photography | Photo walks, Half and Full Day Guided Tours

    "The Cascade Center of Photography offers a wide variety of Photo ToursPhoto Workshops and one-on-one tutoring for all ages and levels of expertise! Explore Central Oregon with one of our seasoned professional photographers and experience local attractions through our Bend photo tours such as the Bend Historic District, scenic waterfalls and rivers of the Cascade Mountains, unique rock formations of the High Desert, and the incredibly clear night sky. Sign up for one of our favorite itineraries or create your own!"

    Cascade Center of Photography | Photo walks, Half and Full Day Guided Tours
  • Goody's Chocolate & Ice Cream Factory Tour

    1111 SE Division St, Bend, OR 97702
    Phone: 541.385.7085 Visit the Website
    Goody's Chocolate & Ice Cream Factory Tour

    Voted one of America's 10 best ice cream factory tours by Frommer's! Step inside a chocolate and ice cream museum and journey through history to get the complete story behind these tasty treats. Self- guided or $2 guided tours with free ice cream and chocolate samples!

    Goody's Chocolate & Ice Cream Factory Tour
  • Spend the Day in Sisters, Oregon

    Phone: 866.549.0252 | 541.549.0251 Visit the Website
    Spend the Day in Sisters, Oregon

    Come experience the hospitality of the Old West. Take a stroll through downtown Sisters and explore the one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries, antiques stores, book shops, and restaurants. Visit with the store owners and find that unique souvenir, special gift, or inspiration for your next project. Let the kids play in the park and explore the trails right from town. Every day is a special day in Sisters – only 20 minutes from Bend.

    Spend the Day in Sisters, Oregon
  • Sunriver Resort | Summer Fun

    17600 Center Dr, Sunriver, OR 97707
    Phone: 800.852.9177 Visit the Website
    Sunriver Resort | Summer Fun Just 15 miles south of Bend at the base of the Cascade Mountains, Sunriver Resort offers unlimited opportunities for families to play and explore. Our ​marina, ​bike ​barn, ​ropes ​course and ​stables are open all summer and offer you the opportunity get out and enjoy the authentic beauty of Central Oregon. Visit the Sunriver Nature Center or Oregon Observatory to learn about the natural habitat of the area and beyond. Make a stop at  Sage Springs Club & Spa to pamper yourself, dine at one of restaurants, or play world-class golf on one of our four, T1 Bent Grass Greens, Courses. Whatever your summer wish list entails, you’ll find it at Sunriver Resort!
    Sunriver Resort | Summer Fun
  • Airborne Outback Adventures

    Phone: 541.280.4561 Visit the Website
    Airborne Outback Adventures Come explore the sheer beauty of Central Oregon from the air! Look no further than Airborne Outback Adventures with a Smith Rock or Mt. Bachelor intro flight -- "window seat guaranteed." Airborne Outback Adventures has over 30 years of experience, FAA certified aircraft and pilots. We are ready to take you on your flight of a lifetime. Give us a call today to make your reservation!
    Airborne Outback Adventures

    61535 S Hwy 97, Suite 13, Bend, OR 97702 (Fred Meyer Shopping Complex)
    Phone: 541.389.8359 Visit the Website
    WANDERLUST TOURS | DAILY SNOWSHOE, CAVE, MOONLIGHT & STARLIGHT SNOWSHOE, & BREWERY TOURS Throughout the ​summer, Wanderlust Tours offers ​Daytime ​​​Canoe Tours, daily at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with Moonlight and Starlight Canoe Tours offered nightly. You can also enjoy The Bend Brew Bus or Local Pour Tour if a relaxing day around town strikes your fancy. Wanderlust Tours excels at vibrantly sharing the the cultural and natural history of this spectacular area on each and every tour. Tours are open to all experience levels and come complete with a world-class naturalist guide.
  • Brasada Ranch | Conde Nast's Best Resort in the Pacific Northwest

    16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd, Bend/Powell Butte, OR 97753
    Phone: 855.789.3958 Visit the Website
    Brasada Ranch | Conde Nast's Best Resort in the Pacific Northwest Voted Conde Nast's Best Resort in the Pacific Northwest, Brasada Ranch is an 1,800-acre resort and lodge located just east of Bend, and features suites and cabins that meld rustic elegance with understated luxury. The resort features suites and vacation rentals, golf course, spa, horseback riding, athletic center with multiple pools, bike rentals, hiking trails, kids’ programming, and more. Brasada Ranch is an ideal escape for families, couples and golf groups, and also features meeting and event space ideal for weddings, corporate retreats, and more.
    Brasada Ranch | Conde Nast's Best Resort in the Pacific Northwest
  • Fly & Field Outfitters | #1 Resource for fly fishing central oregon

    35 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702
    Phone: 866.800.2812 Visit the Website
    Fly & Field Outfitters | #1 Resource for fly fishing central oregon Fly and Field Outfitters is a complete, hands-on Oregon fishing guide service and outfitting operation that offers one-of-a-kind fly fishing experiences in some of the most scenic landscapes throughout Central Oregon. If you’re visiting Bend and are looking for the perfect afternoon outing exploring the local waters, try a Walk and Wade Trip or a Deschutes River Day Trip with our professional guides. Or if you’re looking for a longer expedition, bring a group for our Deschutes Camping Trip or an Oregon Steelhead Fly Fishing guided trip. For more information call 1-866-800-2812 or email info@flyandfield.com.
    Fly & Field Outfitters | #1 Resource for fly fishing central oregon
  • High Desert Museum | Wildlife and Living History

    59800 S Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97702
    Phone: 541.382.4754 Visit the Website
    High Desert Museum | Wildlife and Living History Voted the #1 attraction in Bend by TripAdvisor! Set on 135 wooded acres, the High Desert Museum is home to more than 100 wild animals including birds of prey, porcupines, badgers, otters and a bobcat. Living history characters transport visitors to the Old West. Permanent and changing exhibits tell the story of the High Desert, plus fantastic events.
    High Desert Museum | Wildlife and Living History
  • Riddle Routes

    Riddle Routes

    Clue-solving hunts around town 

    Discover What Lies Ahead
    If you love Amazing Race, trivia, and scavenger hunts, you’ll love Riddle Routes! Exercise mind and body with this interactive game, which guides you through town using a variety of clues. Solve each riddle to get to the next clue destination on the route, earning  points and rewards as you go. Learn fun facts about the town’s history and discover local favorite spots along the route. Are you ready to explore? Let the game be your guide! 

    Riddle Routes
  • Sun Country Tours

    531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702
    Phone: 541.382.6277 Visit the Website
    Sun Country Tours Looking for an unforgettable adventure during your visit to Bend? A whitewater rafting adventure is something everyone in your group will remember for a lifetime. Sun Country Tours has rafted the beautiful rivers of Oregon since 1978, and is one of the most respected outfitters in the West. The Big Eddy Thriller – our most popular trip – is only minutes from Bend and easily fits into a morning or afternoon so you can experience other fun things, like ​stand ​up ​paddle ​boarding and ​floating the ​river. Call us for ideas!
    Sun Country Tours
  • Bend Brewfest

    Bend Brewfest It’s never too early to mark your calendars for the annual Bend Brewfest, every August, at the gorgeous Les Schwab Amphitheater. Boasting over 85+ breweries and serving over 200+ beers, the Bend Brewfest is a three day extravaganza, you won’t want to miss. Every June, we celebrate craft beer month with the Fermentation Celebration in the Old Mill District. This beer walk has live music and is a celebration of Central Oregon’s incredible beer culture. Unique low production samples are available from over 25+ local breweries.
    Bend Brewfest
  • 4 Peaks Music Festival | 2018

    21085 Knott Road Bend, OR
    4 Peaks Music Festival | 2018 Back at the Stevenson Ranch for 2018! Stay tuned for additional info and date announcements!
    4 Peaks Music Festival | 2018
  • Tower Theatre: Music. Comedy. Dance. Movies

    835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703
    Phone: 541.317.0700 Visit the Website
    Tower Theatre: Music. Comedy. Dance. Movies Are you a fan of world-famous musicians or independent film festivals?  Do you enjoy attending forward-thinking conferences and lectures?  Does your family enjoy mariachi or acrobat shows?  Then, the Tower Theatre is the place for you! With more than 200 events a year, the Tower puts you in the social center of arts and culture in Bend. Be engaged, inspired, and entertained – experience the theatre today.
    Tower Theatre: Music. Comedy. Dance. Movies

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