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Oregon Observatory at Sunriver

57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Amazing views! Don't miss it!

Don't skip this!! With young kids and going hard all day... We kept putting it off and finally went... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Sean D
via mobile

Took the entire family and had a great experience. The staff is incredible - making it a fun... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Catherine F
Eatonville, Washington
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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 24 July 2016 via mobile

Don't skip this!! With young kids and going hard all day... We kept putting it off and finally went and it the kids were blown away!! Great staff and amazing views!

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Took the entire family and had a great experience. The staff is incredible - making it a fun experience for all ages. We had all ages - 2, 9, 10 and adults and everyone had fun. We were able to all look at the telescopes...More

1  Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went on a Tuesday at 9pm (they're closed on Mondays) after a bunch of cloudy days, so it was very crowded. Tip: ticket sales are in the Nature Center, so go there first! We were glad we could walk from our rental, as the...More

1  Thank tenneyt
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Really enjoyed viewing the planets and star clusters. The staff was very friendly and informative.We went to the night viewing. There were a lot of people there but everyone was patient and waited their turn for a view in the various telescopes. We saw Saturn...More

3  Thank dlr510
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We've been here a few times with our preschool and elementary school age kids and it's always fun and interesting. Would recommend!

Thank SmithFamilyTualatin
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

$8 admission. Each telescope with a knowledgable helper. Multiple scopes. Presentation was liked by teenagers (whaaaaaat!). Hey, you get to see Jupiter if in the visible sky (and moons-starlike). Put your iPhone up to the eyepiece and take a pic...see below.

1  Thank rodtodd
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Ok, so I already know that I am a geek for this type of stuff, so take this review as you deem fit. I came here with my wife and two college-age kids, and we all had a blast. We absolutely enjoyed seeing the moon,...More

2  Thank scubawakeboarder
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

During summer months I would recommend going at dusk otherwise it is hard to see much. My kids loved the giant telescopes. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Admissions also includes a half hour slide show presentation. Military ID = free admission so make sure to bring it....More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for the night viewing. The slide show was interesting but I rather spent more time with the telescopes. It was rather crowded so long wait times for some of the telescopes. The biggest problem for us (and nothing they could do about it)...More

Thank WT87
Reviewed 1 July 2016

great educational experience for the family. 10 of us went one evening during our stay at Sunriver. Adults and kids really enjoyed it.

Thank norcal86752
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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.