59800 S Hwy 97, Bend Oregon 97702
541-382-4754 Fax 541-382-3256
This private, nonprofit institution is located six miles south of Bend and ten miles north of Sunriver
. A living museum, its emphasis is on the natural and cultural history of the arid Northwest. Enjoy live animals and life-size dioramas of the 1800s settlement of the West, as well as an interesting display of Native American life.
The main facility is highlighted by the 28,000 square-foot Earl A Chiles Center on the Spirit of the West. Its Hall of Exploration and Settlement productions depict eight time periods in the West's development.
The museum produces a variety of program and hands-on learning opportunities. It is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Other History nearby:
(Prineville) A R Bowman Memorial Museum
(Bend) Deschutes County Historical Society
(Bend) Deschutes Historical Center
(Bend) High Desert Museum
Request a Free copy of the Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Oregon Coast, which will be delivered to your USA postal address. Also request a free first issue of Oregon Coast magazine and sign up for coast deals.
12/15 Coming to The Bend area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.
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.
Corvallis Fall Festival Corvallis OR September28-29 Corvallis Fall Festival is one of the Northwest's premier arts and crafts fairs with music and entertainment throughout the weekend admission.