35 Best Things to Do in Bend, Oregon, with Kids Story

By Andrew Sayles

Introduction

35 Best Things to Do in Bend, Oregon, with Kids Story

This list of 35 best things to do in Bend, Oregon, with kids offers a...

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Make something cool at The Art Station

A favorite for locals and vacationers alike, The Art Station in Bend offers classes for...

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Go climbing at Bend Rock Gym

This central Oregon city's reputation for adventure sports is well-deserved, and the Bend Rock Gym...

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Get active at Cascade Indoor Sports

Cascade Indoor Sports is an excellent place for active families to have fun. For more...

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Visit the Old West at Deschutes Historical Museum

A visit with your family to the Deschutes Historical Museum is a great reminder that...

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Go exploring in Deschutes National Forest

Nearby Deschutes National Forest covers over 1.6 million acres to the west and south of...

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Check out Deschutes Public Library

Deschutes Public Library in downtown Bend has regular events that families with kids and teens...

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Take a day trip to Deschutes River State Recreation Area

After passing through Bend, the Deschutes River steamrolls northward until it empties into the stunning...

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Play and camp at Elk Lake

Elk Lake is found about twenty-five miles southwest of Bend and is full of winter...

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Learn about the region at the High Desert Museum

The High Desert Museum on the south end of town has some of the best...

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Walk through volcanic fields at Lava Lands Visitor Center

To learn how volcanic activity has shaped the region over thousands of years, take a...

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Get adventurous at Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Newberry National Volcanic Monument is located within Deschutes National Forest. It is one of the...

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Take a walk through the Old Mill District

The Old Mill District has wholly transitioned from the logging industry to becoming the commercial...

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Enjoy the panorama at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

Ancient volcanic activity in and around Bend has led to the formation of raised cinder...

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Go climbing at Smith Rock State Park

Head to Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne for some outdoor family fun. Scenic hiking...

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Get wild at Sun Mountain Fun Center

For kid-friendly things to do in Bend, Oregon, the Sun Mountain Fun Center is the...

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Play in the river with Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe in the Old Mill District can help you set up...

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Go camping in Tumalo State Park

Just four miles north of Bend, Tumalo State Park offers views of the stunning Sisters...

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Hike to Tumalo Falls

The main feature of Tumalo State Park is its impressive falls, dropping nearly one hundred...

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Rent bikes at Wheel Fun Rentals

Bike culture is prominent in this high desert city, and joining the movement is one...

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Wander the botanical gardens at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory

The Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory is a wonderful place to visit for Bend, Oregon...

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Bounce around at Mountain Air Trampoline Park

Mountain Air Trampoline Park has over fifty connected trampolines and is full of activities for...

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Jump in the pool at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

This swimming pool and fitness center is run by Bend Park and Recreation District and...

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Explore the fantastic books at Pegasus Bookshop

Pegasus Bookshop in downtown Bend is stocked with books of all kinds, but it has...

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Find a unique souvenir at Leapin' Lizards Toy Company

Leapin' Lizards Toy Company has been voted the best toy store in Central Oregon each...

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Get your sugar fix at Cravin's Candy Emporium

This is not just a sweet shop but a trip down memory lane for parents...

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Splash around at SHARC

SHARC - the Sunriver Homeowner's Aquatic & Recreational Center - is located south of Bend...

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Go skiing or mountain biking on Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor Resort has quickly become one of the premier skiing destinations in the country...

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Immerse yourself in virtual reality at Zero Latency

If there are any gamers in your family, a trip to Zero Latency will be...

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Take a drive on Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

If you want to branch out of Bend to see the surrounding area, the Cascade...

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Have a day in the park at Munch & Music

Munch & Music at the Drake Park amphitheater pairs food trucks with live music each...

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Take an electric bike tour of the Deschutes River

It can feel exhausting to explore a city on foot (especially with kids) and impersonal...

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Challenge yourself in an escape room at Puzzle Effect

Escape rooms can be a fun way to bond as a family, and Puzzle Effect...

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Go spelunking in Lava River Cave

One of the more exciting features of the ancient and ongoing volcanic activity in Deschutes...

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Discover local goods at Bend Farmers Market

Every Wednesday from early May to mid-October, the Bend Farmers Market sets up shop in...

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Go skating at The Pavilion

No matter the season or the weather, you and your kids can enjoy skating at...

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Conclusion

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