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Destination guides > North America > USA > West Coast > Oregon > Bend


This small, but fast-growing, city in central Oregon is a good base for outdoor activities and skiing and hiking at nearby Mt Bachelor.

Practical information

Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau

917 NW Harriman Street, Bend, OR 97701
Tel (541) 382 8048 or 877 245 8484
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm

Coming & going

Greyhound buses stop at the Lava Lanes Bowling Center at 1555 Forbes Road. Central Oregon Breeze (website buses run between Bend and Portland with a stop at Portland Airport.

Local transport

The Bend Area Transit System (tel (541) 322 5870; website runs Bend's local bus service. A one-way fare is $1 and a one-day pass costs $2.

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

High Desert Museum

The High Desert Museum has exhibits about the art, culture and wildlife of Oregon's high desert. The museum is noted for its outdoor exhibits that include a recreated 1860s town.

59800 S Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702
Tel (541) 382 4754
Admission $15-18 (valid two days)
Open 9am-5pm daily

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