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.

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

Iliza Shlesinger – LIVE

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gipsy Kings – LIVE IN CONCERT

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

St. Vincent – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Trampled By Turtles – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tyler Childers – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Walker Hayes – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Megadeth – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mt. Joy – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Beach Boys – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Kaleo – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dave Matthews Band – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

311 – LIVE IN CONCERT

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Iration and Pepper – LIVE IN CONCERT

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

Train & REO Speedwagon – LIVE IN CONCERT

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lindsey Stirling – LIVE IN CONCERT

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Doobie Brothers – LIVE IN CONCERT

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HOZIER – LIVE IN CONCERT

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jason Aldean – LIVE IN CONCERT

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Chromeo & The Midnight – LIVE IN CONCERT

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Theo Von – LIVE IN CONCERT

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm