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Oregon Observatory at Sunriver

57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Great sky watching

What a treat and a gem of a find. They had a large number of telescopes and some very enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liz E
Pinnacle, North Carolina
via mobile
Wonderful observatory! Great selection of telescopes

This is the best observatory for general public viewing. The observatory has a good selection of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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There’s no better place! The local elevation, pitch dark surrounding and crystal clear air make it perfect for star gazing. You won’t be lining up for one telescope. The Oregon Observatory is the largest astronomical viewing facility in the United States. Feast your eyes on far away galaxies. Recognize the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebula and deep space binary stars.
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57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a treat and a gem of a find. They had a large number of telescopes and some very enthusiastic staff. We were staying at the condos in SunRiver so we took a shuttle over. If you are driving over then you may want to...More

Thank Liz E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best observatory for general public viewing. The observatory has a good selection of telescopes for viewing and allow you to directly view in the telescopes. It is absolutely awesome! I visited at the end of May 2017. I enjoyed looking at a...More

Thank DavidROregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you stay in the Bend/Sunriver area, you have to go to the Observatory in Sunriver. What a fantastic experience! Open Wed and Sat during the non summer season and every night during the summer, the Observatory will be one of your top experiences here....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after visiting the nature center. What a cool find! The solar viewing was fascinating! There's so much happening up there! We will definitely make a night visit next time!

Thank CaL28651
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We did not find time to visit during the day, too busy enjoying activities/ scenery. Brought the kids for the evening viewing, we were able to use the telescopes, introduction to astronomy, speakers giving you the mythology and the stories that go along with each...More

Thank ladybug97124
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is so neat for anyone! We cannot wait for 2017 to view the eclipse here! I was surprised that this level of scientific equipment was available at a resort ~ but Sunriver amazing in almost every way. I like doing a bit of education...More

Thank fitlizbeth
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is an easy stop on your bike while visiting in sunriver. Go when the telescopes are open for viewing and you won't be sorry. What a great gem to have!

Thank pattycake2016
Reviewed 25 September 2016

You want to come early (1/2 hour) for parking and to get in line. We had a crowd of over a 100 and we were all able to see through all the telescopes. The volunteers who set up the telescopes were friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable....More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Fun and educational would of given them give five stars but being in a wheelchair i was not able to look in all the telescopes still very interesting and enjoyable. Thanks

Thank dave g
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went to the evening viewing. All the volunteers & staff were friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Plan on staying late as there are different activities at different times.

Thank karenz42
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Trina C
Dave, I also use a wheelchair for mobility. You mentioned you didn't get to use all the telescopes but could you at least see out of one? Were there other things to see? Was it worth going? Trina
1 October 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Some of the paths are dirt, but relatively flat. You should be able to see through some of the telescopes; some are at chair height. There is a lecture which you could see, and a laser presentation that was really... More
Rob B
Daisy, I live in Alpharetta GA heading to Sunriver Resort at end of July. Never been there. Would appreciate hearing more about what's great to do around there. Thanks R
29 June 2015|
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
Make sure and check out the nighttime astronomy program at the Observatory. They have several telescopes set-up to view the night sky with plenty of enthusiastic teachers.
Rondi J
We are staying in Sunriver...are there certain times that you are open or need to come?
5 June 2015|
Response from BRNelson90 |
I'm sorry no one answered your question sooner! They are open every day of the week except Monday 9pm to 11pm.