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Bend is a city in and the county seat of Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is the principal city of the Bend Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bend is Central Oregon's largest city and, despite its modest size, is the de facto metropolis of the region, owing to the low population density of that area. Bend recorded a population of 76,693 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, up from 52,029 at the 2000 census. Wikipedia

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Day 1
Bend itinerary, High Desert Museum
 12     16     30     10
  Duration: 4 hrs

The High Desert Museum is located near Bend, Oregon, United States. Opened in 1982, it brings regional wildlife, culture, art and natural resources together to promote an understanding of natural and cultural heritage of North America's high desert country. The museum includes indoor and outdoor exhibits of wildlife in natural-like habitats along with traveling exhibits and living history demonstrations. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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Bend itinerary, Pilot Butte
 19     20     30     10
  Duration: 2 hrs

The Pilot Butte Inn was a hotel building in Bend, Oregon, in the United States. Designed by American architects Tourtellotte & Hummel, the inn was built in 1917 and exhibited American Craftsman style architecture.

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Bend itinerary, The Bend Store
 2     30     30     1
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Bend has more breweries per capita than anywhere else around, thanks to flawless volcanic water that makes for great brews.

Bend itinerary, Drake Park
 10     47     30     1
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Drake Park is a 13-acre park in Bend, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was named for Alexander M. Drake, the original owner of the site.The park is a popular downtown community gathering place and hosts many events, including the Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration. Features include nearly one half mile of riverfront on Mirror Pond, acres of open lawn, an outdoor stage, restrooms and small picnic tables. A major renovation project for the park was completed in 2003.

Day 2
Bend itinerary, Smith Rock State Park
 56     82     30     10
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Smith Rock State Park is a state park located in central Oregon's High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. The day-use area of the park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The park also has a camping area as well that accommodates tent camping only. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels.

Bend itinerary, Smith Rock
 8     16     30     10
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Smith Rock State Park is a state park located in central Oregon's High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. The day-use area of the park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The park also has a camping area as well that accommodates tent camping only. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels.

Bend itinerary, Monkey Face
 4     13     30     2
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Smith Rock State Park is a state park located in central Oregon's High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. The day-use area of the park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The park also has a camping area as well that accommodates tent camping only. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels.

Bend itinerary, Terrebonne
 1     13     30     1
  Duration: 1 hrs

Terrebonne is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is part of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,257 at the 2010 census.

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Bend itinerary, Crooked River
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Crooked River Gorge is a 500-foot-deep gorge located around Warm Springs and Smith Rock State Park, Central Oregon, United States. The gorge is surrounded by 400-foot cliffs filled with a variety of wildlife. The upper part of the Crooked River Gorge, which are also popular among climbers, are made of columnar basalt cliffs eroded by the Crooked River since the Newberry volcanic eruption 1.2 million years ago.

Bend itinerary, Tumalo
 15     13     30     2
  Duration: 3 hrs

Tumalo Falls is a 97-foot waterfall on Tumalo Creek, in the Cascade Range west of Bend in the U.S. state of Oregon. Additional waterfalls are upstream along Tumalo Creek and a tributary, Bridge Creek and its Bridge Creek Falls. All of these falls are within the Deschutes National Forest.The United States Forest Service manages the Tumalo Falls Day Use Area about 14 miles from Bend by forest roads. In addition to waterfall views, the day-use area has picnic sites and a toilet and offers access to trails for hiking and mountain biking.

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Day 3
Bend itinerary, Deschutes River
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Deschutes River in central Oregon is a major tributary of the Columbia River. The river provides much of the drainage on the eastern side of the Cascade Range in Oregon, gathering many of the tributaries that descend from the drier, eastern flank of the mountains. The Deschutes provided an important route to and from the Columbia for Native Americans for thousands of years, and then in the 19th century for pioneers on the Oregon Trail. The river flows mostly through rugged and arid country, and its valley provides a cultural heart for central Oregon.

Bend itinerary, Cultus Lake
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Cultus Lake is a natural lake in Deschutes County in the U.S. state of Oregon. Formed by a glacier, it is located in the high Cascade Range in the Deschutes National Forest. The name is from the Chinook Jargon and means variously bad or worthless, or simply "in vain". In the early 19th century, the lakes in this area abounded with beavers.

Bend itinerary, Three Sisters
 84     13     30     1
  Duration: 2 hrs

The Three Sisters are closely spaced volcanic peaks in the U.S. state of Oregon. They are part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Cascade Range in western North America extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California. Each more than 10,000 feet in elevation, they are the third-, fourth- and fifth-highest peaks in Oregon. Located in the Three Sisters Wilderness at the boundary of Lane and Deschutes counties and the Willamette and Deschutes national forests, they are about 10 miles south of the nearest town, Sisters.

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Bend itinerary, Broken Top Club
 2     11     30     0
  Duration: 2 hrs

Broken Top is a glacially eroded complex stratovolcano. It lies in the Cascade Volcanic Arc, part of the extensive Cascade Range in the U.S. state of Oregon. Located southeast of the Three Sisters peaks, the volcano, residing within the Three Sisters Wilderness, is 20 miles west of Bend, Oregon in Deschutes County. Eruptive activity stopped roughly 100,000 years ago, and currently, erosion by glaciers has reduced the volcano's cone to where its contents are exposed.

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Day 4
Bend itinerary, Old Mill District
 25     59     30     0
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Old Mill District is a historic area formerly occupied by two lumber mills in Bend, Oregon. Encompassing approximately 270 acres along the Deschutes River, the Old Mill District is now a mixed-use area known for its shops, galleries and restaurants. It draws thousands of visitors and employs more than 2,500 people. The area underwent significant development since the mid-1990s, when the land was purchased by developer Bill Smith, president of William Smith Properties.

Bend itinerary, Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Deschutes Brewery is a craft brewery in the northwest United States, located in Bend, Oregon. Founded 32 years ago in 1988 as a brew pub, it is known for such products as Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. In 2008, the brewery opened a second pub in Portland's Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery now ships beer to 28 states, the District of Columbia, and around the world from its main brewing facility located on the banks of the Deschutes River.

Bend itinerary, Bend Whitewater Park
 0     18     0     0
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Located in the Old Mill District, the Bend Whitewater Park not only offers surfing, but you can also hit the chutes for whitewater kayaking.

Bend itinerary, Riverbend Park
 3     20     30     0
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Riverbend Park in Bend, Oregon along the Deschutes River, in the Old Mill District, is a fun place to hang out, paddle board, run/walk, shop or eat.

Bend itinerary, Bend Brew Bus
 0     24     0     0
  Duration: 1.5 hrs

Located between the snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the high desert plateaus of Central Oregon, Bend really has it all, and then some. Since Bend is sooo well known for its craft beers, you can’t leave town without taking part in the fun for at least a little while. You can always check out the Bend Ale Trail if you want to sample a bit of everything Bend wants to offer.

Day 5
Bend itinerary, Sahalie Falls Viewpoint
 0     13     30     0
  Duration: 3 hrs

Sahalie and Koosah Falls is another great Oregon waterfall hike for families because it’s good for all skill levels.

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Bend itinerary, Tamolitch Falls (blue Pool)
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  Duration: 1.5 hrs

The Tamolitch Falls, now a seasonal waterfall, once had a constant flow on the McKenzie River in Lane County, Oregon. The site is located in the Willamette National Forest. In the 1960s, water was diverted for hydroelectric use from the stream above the falls; that section of the stream, as well as the falls, ceased to flow except during periods of heavy runoff or when water was diverted from the dams upstream. When this is not the case, the stream goes underground and now emerges below the falls.

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