Walking Tours in Downtown Bend

About 2 year(s) ago by Bend Suites
Walking Tours in Downtown Bend
Discover a number of unique historical fascinations and scenic wonders, when you take a walking tour of Bend. One of the West's oldest and most beautiful cities, Bend enjoys a rich history, which provides a compelling day of educational fun for the whole family.
Begin at the Des Chutes County Historical Society, which features the iconic Reid School building, constructed over a century ago. Browse through old photos and explore decades of National Forest Service history and pioneer living within this interesting school-turned-museum.
When you've finished there, journey to the G.P. Putnam House, home to one of the state's greatest entrepreneurs. Just downstream from the Newport Bridge, you'll discover the old power dam, which provided the town with its very first power source. The damn also features Mirror Pond, which provides a nice area for outdoor recreation. Another premier attraction for your tour, the Liberty Theater boasts its own impressive backstory, which includes a role as a popular WWII entertainment venue and one as a Sears, Roebuck & Company store.
Various printed fliers and guide books are available to help you explore the town afoot. You can also get a more personalized approach by visiting the Bend Visitor Center on most Fridays and Saturdays. There is also a convenient app available for iPhones and Android devices. To download the app, visit http://www.visitbend.com/blog/2013/12/05/take-your-smartphone-for-a-scenic-stroll-in-downtown-bend-with-a-cool-free-app-from-the-des-chutes-historical-museum/.
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