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“Knows their stuff”

Sunriver Nature Center
Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Sunriver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Sunriver Nature Center features interpretive exhibits, live birds-of-prey, amphibians and snakes, meteorite exhibit, educational programs, botanical garden, and nature trail. Winter hours: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday through Saturday
Tualatin, Oregon, United States
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Knows their stuff”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Quaint and informative, this little gem of a place, along with the planetarium, offers great hands on information about local animals, reptiles and plants. The planetarium has wonderful viewings and info as well. Kids camps and adult classes are short and very fun with lots learned!

We have visited many times over the years!

Visited June 2014
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Sunriver OR
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place to learn about the area and the night sky”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Observatory was fun. Great views of the meadow. Nice nature walk around lake Aspen. The exhibits change regularly

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Erdut
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Bend, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Go to the High Desert Museum instead”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

It is something to do if you dont want to leave resort property. I think the High Desert Museum is way better and is only a few minutes away.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Steve C
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Vista, California
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95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is a great place for kids to learn about nature, see some wildlife and for adults - there is plenty to learn about the location. See their raptors up close and personal - great experience.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Lisa G
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Albany, NY
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123 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Very Well Done Nature Center”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Sunriver Nature Center is relatively small, but it could easily be considered a gem. Size is less important that the quality. The Eastern Oregon high desert is a fascinating place, and this nature center helps visitors understand the unique ecosystem. The displays are well done and highly informative. Although there is a strong "kid component" I noticed that the adults in our group were just as interested. The bird watchers among us were fascinated by the array of feathered friends that we don't get to see elsewhere.

A particular treat was getting to see the eagle that was in rehab. That is a seriously big bird, and I do mean "big!" We also saw two species of owls on the day of our visit. The view of the river is excellent. There are hiking trails, too.

If you are in Sunriver, be sure to stop at the Nature Center.

Visited May 2014
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