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Prineville is known as the Rockhound Capital of the World for good reason. Hundreds of tourists descend on Crook County every year to prospect at one of the 10 publicly accessible rockhound claims maintained by the chamber of commerce.

Location: Prineville Oregon 97754 Telephone 541-447-6304

Other Science nearby:
(Prineville) Brennan Palisades
(Bend) Deschutes National Forest
(Prineville) Ochoco National Forest
(Redmond) Petersen's Rock Gardens
(Bend) Pine Mountain Observatory
(Prineville) Rockhounding around Prineville


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12/12 Coming to The Prineville area
John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival Burns OR April11-14 Enjoy witnessing the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin of southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds, from waterfowl and songbirds to raptors and cranes.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival Stevenson WA June25-28 Amazing talent, workshops, instrument contests and raffle, fine craft and food vendors, a merry beer garden, and nightly dances.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.
Huckleberry Festival Bingen WA September6-8 Music, parade, kids games, entertainment.