Bend is an Oregon jewel that offers a quaint and charming town surrounded by one of the biggest juniper forests in the western United States. Visitors can find fun in the natural forested neighborhoods around the town or stay close and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere among local shops, museums and restaurants. The High Desert Museum, for example, is popular with travelers looking to see artwork and historical artifacts as well as exhibits on natural resources, local culture and more.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you won’t want to miss out on Tumalo Falls. Right above the creek of the same name, this waterfall towers more than 30 meters in the air, and views of it are easily accessible via local hiking trails. You can venture below the surface in Bend with Lava River Cave, a prominent cave formation that formed some 80,000 years ago and is the largest of its kind in the state.

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    Bend is one of the most popular destinations in all of Oregon thanks to its endless array of outdoor adventures, from trails to live music outside. Hiking trails are prevalent throughout Bend’s geological features, like a volcanic dome and nearby mountains. Of course, the outdoor amphitheater is quite popular, as it hosts incredibly popular artists. Don't forget to check out other...

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