7 Wonders of Oregon

The 7 Wonders of Oregon features seven iconic natural wonders of Oregon: the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, Crater Lake, the Painted Hills, the Wallowas and Smith Rock.

Travel Oregon—the Oregon Tourism Commission— provides information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and enhance visitors’ experiences. The 7 Wonders campaign is meant to encourage travel exploration throughout our entire state.

Smith Rock and the Painted Hills are two great options for a day trip from Bend. At Smith Rock, towers of volcanic ash rise like spires for hiking, climbing and bouldering. Smith Rock also offers mountain biking, river access or an easy day hike with the kids. Best seen in the late afternoon, the Painted Hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications of yellow, gold, black and red soil.

Once you see them for yourself, it’s pretty easy to understand why Smith Rock and the Painted Hills are two of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.

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UPCOMING BEND OREGON EVENTS

If you’re visiting Bend for our 7 Wonders of Oregon, check out our event calendar for the latest events in Bend. See the full event calendar here.

LCD Soundsystem – LIVE IN CONCERT

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Riley Green – LIVE IN CONCERT

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Portugal. The Man – LIVE IN CONCERT

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sarah McLachlan – LIVE IN CONCERT

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Maren Morris – LIVE IN CONCERT

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Third Eye Blind – LIVE IN CONCERT

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW – LIVE IN CONCERT

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Vampire Weekend – LIVE IN CONCERT

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jordan Davis – LIVE IN CONCERT

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Cage The Elephant – LIVE IN CONCERT

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sam Hunt – LIVE IN CONCERT

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Charley Crockett – LIVE IN CONCERT

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Foreigner and Styx – LIVE IN CONCERT

June 30 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Slash – LIVE IN CONCERT

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Avett Brothers – LIVE IN CONCERT

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stick Figure – LIVE IN CONCERT

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MATT RIFE – LIVE

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bush – LIVE IN CONCERT

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Stray Cats – LIVE IN CONCERT

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Gipsy Kings – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm