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Old 06-07-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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One museum comes to mind---the Oregon Trail museum outside Baker.

If they like camping and outdoors activities (hiking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.) they are countless.

There are "dude ranches" if you want the full tourist cowboy treatment...some are pretty luxurious.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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There are a number of things in Central and Eastern Oregon to see that you'll not find anywhere else in North America, Hells Canyon in Eastern Oregon, the deepest canyon in the Northern Hemisphere. Albert Rim out side of Lakeview, the largest exposed fault escarpment in the world and of course Crater Lake, the deepest lake in North America. There are allot of things to do while on your journey to these places.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Albert Rim out side of Lakeview, the largest exposed fault escarpment in the world and of course Crater Lake, the deepest lake in North America. There are allot of things to do while on your journey to these places.
Don't let my Grandpa hear you calling it Albert! I got in a bit of trouble at the age of five saying that. Abert Rim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Taken about this time of the year, three years ago. Right in the "middle" of the Rim. There is a rest stop and historical sign right here.



From near the "South" side - at least what is accessible by road. Also known at Hang Glider Point, where Route 140 climbs to the top of Abert Rim.

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Old 06-19-2011, 12:04 AM
 
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Default Plenty of Activities

There are plenty of activities in Eastern Oregon that I am sure your kids will enjoy. Here are some other suggestions in addition to what has already been posted:

Wallowa Lake
Wallowa Mountains
  • Mirror Lake
  • Aneroid Lake
  • Eagle Cap
Anthony Lakes and Elkhorn Mountains

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Hells Canyon
Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

Wildhorse Resort and Casino

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Clarno Unit
    • Hiking
  • Painted Hills Unit
    • Hiking
  • Sheep Rock Unit
    • Cant Ranch Museum
    • Thomas Condon Paleontology Center
    • Hiking
Fossil
Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

Sumpter Valley Railway (http://www.srvy.com/ - broken link)

Eagle Cap Excursion Train


Pendleton Woolen Mills

Steens Mountain

Take a drive through the Blue Mountains

Raft the Grande Ronde River, John Day River, or lower Deschutes River

Ghost Towns: Shaniko, Granite, Greenhorn, Antelope, Sumpter, etc.

Cities/Towns: Pendleton, Hermiston, La Grande, Baker City, Joseph, Sumpter (see dredge), John Day / Canyon City, Fossil

And much, much more...


I suggest looking at this thread too: Eastern Oregon Roadtrip

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Old 12-05-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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The Interpretive Center in Baker, Oregon is a fun way for kids to learn about the Oregon Trail.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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Just hear that the Oregon Trails Interpretive Center (in Baker City) is cutting back its hours this winter. Check before you go....
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Just hear that the Oregon Trails Interpretive Center (in Baker City) is cutting back its hours this winter. Check before you go....

WINTER 2011-2012 SEASONAL SCHEDULE: Dec. 5 - Feb. 12 open Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open other times for prescheduled group tours of twenty or more. (broken link)
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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They changed back to 9-6 as of April 22nd!
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario might interest you, too. An hour down I-84 is Boise, Idaho with the Discovery Center, Boise Hawks baseball and a nice zoo and park with two museums (historical and art) within walking distance.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Jefferson County Oregon
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If I were you, and never seen this side of the state and wanted a smaller spot but with things to do and see ... Pendleton Oregon !!
Not only do they have the round-up every year that is known everywhere, but they have the underground!
Look up Chris Sykes who is a business owner there, he does tours and knows where to go and he could set you right up if you choose to go that route!
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