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Just a few minutes’ drive from Downtown Bend, the High Desert Museum of wildlife and living history is consistently ranked as a top destination when visiting Central Oregon.  We think they describe better than anyone the diversity of experiences one can have when visiting the museum. “With 135 acres and more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, [the High Desert Museum] is a “must-see” for anyone travelling through – or living in – the region.  Get a close-up view of native wildlife, such as river otters, bobcat, porcupine and badger. Talk with historic characters who share tales of early Oregon explorers and settlers. Visit an authentic homestead and sawmill from 1904. Experience a close encounter with owls, falcons, hawks and even a vulture. Learn about Native American culture and history; and delight your children with one of many fun, hands-on programs that bring history and science to life.” Plan your visit today,