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June 28, 2024

Oregon has a rich and diverse history that is exciting to learn about when you visit. Bend and Sunriver have a wealth of knowledge and history to explore. The High Desert Museum is a very popular way to walk through time in Central Oregon, but it almost goes without saying that there are many sites and museums in Central Oregon that you can visit when you stay with Village Properties at Sunriver. Here’s a preview of some of the most historic areas you should consider visiting when you stay in Bend or Sunriver, Oregon.

Deschutes Historical Museum

The Deschutes Historical Museum is a unique treasure housed in the building that was formerly Reid School in Bend. Since its opening in 1980, it has been a beacon for preserving the area’s rich history. The museum’s exhibits delve into various aspects of the region’s past, including Native American culture, explorers, pioneers, and the logging industry, offering a comprehensive journey through time.

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

The Newberry National Volcanic Monument, a natural wonder, is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Located in the Deschutes National Forest and only minutes from Sunriver, this unique landmark was established in 1990 to preserve the area’s natural beauty. The lava flow that shaped the captivating rock formation has transformed the landscape, creating a site of unparalleled beauty. The lava flows and rock formations, believed to be thousands of years old, add a touch of ancient mystery to the monument.

Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District

If you love architecture, stroll through the Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District. The area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes 17 blocks with 83 individual residential lots. There are over 100 structures worth seeing, such as the George Palmer and Dorothy Binney Putnam House, Thomas McCann House, the Robert D. Moore House, and the Benjamin Hamilton House.

Dive Into Central Oregon’s History

There is much to do, see, and learn about Central Oregon’s history in Bend and Sunriver. You can taste Oregon’s unique history and many other attractions by booking directly with Village Properties at Sunriver. We offer the best accommodations in the area, with top-notch amenities and rooms. Book directly with us at 1-844-458-4433 or online, and let us help you find your perfect stay.

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