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High Desert Museum

#1 of 95 things to do in Bend Features Animals
59800 S Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702-7963
+1 541-382-4754
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US$ 685.00*
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3-Day Tour from Portland to Crater Lake
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The museum, set on 135 acres of pine forest, has something for everyone. Explore the nature, culture and spirit of the High Desert through fun, interactive, indoor and outdoor exhibits. Encounter live animals, interact with living history characters at the Miller Ranch, visit the 1904 sawmill. See what life was like for pioneers, enjoy Western art and an extensive Native American collection. Special programs and events for all ages.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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59800 S Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702-7963
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+1 541-382-4754
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my 7 year old grandson to this place. He was thrilled by the live animal shows. He could saw would, use old tools, watched the saw mill operate and much more. We spent 4 hours and then the heat got to us and...More

Thank Swissabroad
Reviewed 5 days ago

They have very well done exhibits both inside and outside. The porcupines are fun to see. One was sleeping on a tree branch and then woke up and came down it is fun to watch it walk around. The burrowing owl exhibit is fun as...More

Thank William B
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for your 5-star review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the wildlife. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the grandkids and had an exceptional experience. From the live animals and reptiles, to the kids area where they found hidden treasures and animals in the rocks, to the LIVE historic exhibit - it was action packed and kept their attention the entire time....More

Thank BendBlazerFan
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your visiting and your 5-star review. We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The outdoor exhibits include raptors, otters, and other animals of the high desert. There is also a recreation of an early pioneer settlement. There were several areas where kids could do activities (cross cut saws, pumping water)....More

Thank Patsy B
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for your 5-star review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the exhibitions. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

$48 for a family of four. Enjoyed the raptor show. The kids enjoyed everything which was great. Lots of interactive learning options for them.

Thank familytravellerz
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice look at the wildlife and history of the high desert region. Be sure to arrive in time and pay the extra fee for the raptor show. The raptor show is one of the most amazing animal shows I have ever seen.

Thank Molly B
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Raptors of the Desert Sky program. Thank you for recommending it and for your 5-star review. We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Raptors of the Desert Sky program was one of the best shows of live animals I have ever seen. I'm not generally a fan of birds, but I do find birds of prey more interesting. This show is highly informative and the speaker's sound...More

Thank Andy-S_Ramblin-Man
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the Raptors of the Desert Sky program. We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to come here on a whim and I am so glad we did. What a fun and unique experience! My 5 year old son loved the homestead and loved hearing the stories the people told. Very neat to see all the animals up...More

Thank erykah282
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for your 5-star review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the wildlife. We hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a great Museum.. So interesting and well laid out.. The raptor show was educational, the Otter as well was nice. The Home Stead cabin, the saw mill was very interesting ..We stayed almost 5-6 hours. we even ate at the museum and that...More

Thank UgaSanDiego_cal_
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your visiting and your 5-star review! We are so pleased you enjoyed programs, wildlife and exhibitions. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a first-rate interpretive center dealing with many aspects of the high desert West. There are sections on the Oregon Trail, on desert and mountain wildlife, and a large and well-balanced section on the Indian peoples of the Great Basin. There is a fair...More

Thank James M
HDM_Communications, Public Relations Manager at High Desert Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your visiting and your 5-star review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the exhibitions, particularly the WWII exhibition. We hope you visit us the next time you are in Bend.

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sparkypepemoomoo
13 April 2016|
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Response from Ed258536 | Reviewed this property |
Military Discounts: Active and retired military personnel with government ID receive 10% off their family's admission. The Museum accepts all major credit cards. The best way to see the Museum is to design your own... More
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Swass3
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Response from HDM_Communications | Property representative |
Hi - Our summer rates are: Adult $15 Adult $12 Senior (65 plus) $12 Senior (65 plus) $10 Youth (ages 5-12) $9 Youth (ages 5-12) $7 Child (4 and under) Free We also allow... More
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