Newberry National Volcanic Monument
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Halfway between Bend and Sunriver, the area's geographic wonders begin to unfold. Open seasonally, the Lava Land Visitor Center at Lava Butte provides a great introduction to the region’s volcanic landscape through interpretive displays and self-guided tours. Travel a few miles south and you’ll find Newberry Crater, an 18-mile caldera containing East Lake, Paulina Lake, Paulina Falls and the country’s largest obsidian lava flow.
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