Central and Eastern Oregon Musuems Worth Making the Trip

Published Date Author: , March 30th, 2012

High Desert Museum, in Bend, Oregon, is nationally acclaimed and is dedicated to broadening the understanding of the High Desert’s wildlife, culture, art and natural resources.

Bobcat of Eastern OregonAt daily shows and demonstrations, wildlife experts will help you learn about the Museum’s more than 100 wildlife creatures — from porcupines, golden eagles and owls, to bats, lizards, snakes and spiders.   In the Birds of Prey Center you will have a rare opportunity to get a close-up look at some of nature’s fiercest predators – owls, hawks and eagles.

Kam Wah Chung Museum. in John Day, Oregon, is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Oregon history. This structure was built as a trading post on The Dalles Military Road in the mid-1800’s. Chinese businessman Lung On and herbal doctor Ing Hay worked out of this building. Dr. Hay administered care to the Chinese gold-mine workers, pioneers, and others from the John Day area and beyond by using traditional Chinese remedies. Built to preserve the legacy of the Chinese workforce in Oregon, the museum contains artifacts and displays that share some of the trials of everyday life of these people. The museum is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call (541) 575-2800 or (800) 551-6949 for more information.

They walked for 2,000 miles…men, women, and children by the tens of thousands. The story of this journey comes alive today through the life-size exhibits at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City.  The museum offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails.Let the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild share their knowledge of these unique museums and many other natural attractions in the beautiful and vast expanse of Eastern Oregon.

Get to know our State like a local.  Select a Bed and Breakfast from where to start and end your trip.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, for a World Class City experience or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

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www.travelpendleton.com Travel Pendleton said on April 2, 2012, 9:13 am:

We would like to recommend Tamastslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon also. This is part of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Centers but the only museum that tells the story of the Oregon Trail from the Native American point of view. For more information on Tamastslikt and our other Museums in Pendleton visit http://pendletonchamber.com/local/rich-tradition/museums/

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www.hoodriverlodging.com oregonblogger said on April 2, 2012, 9:32 pm:

This is an amazing Cultural Center. Thank you for suggesting it to our readers and moving me to create a blog specific. Have stopped in a few times on my way to visit family in Baker City.

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