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Great views for a great value!

We had two twenty-somethings and felt like this was really worth the time. My husband and I had... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
Shocked and Overjoyed

What a great night for our family reunion - a group of 12, ages 3-71! The sky was clear and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris K
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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...more
57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had two twenty-somethings and felt like this was really worth the time. My husband and I had recently done a star gazing tour in Sedona, AZ for over $50 per person and this was just $10 per person. This was way more interesting and...More

1  Thank 1tip4u
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great night for our family reunion - a group of 12, ages 3-71! The sky was clear and the moon was "new," so there was little to no light interference. There were several telescopes that we were able to "tour," and through theme...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 7 year old and I enjoyed this special, late night experience. They clearly love what they do at the observatory and it shows. We enjoyed going from telescope to telescope. Seeing Saturn was truly amazing. An inexpensive, must-do while in Sunriver.

Thank Amber R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little crowded. Just there early. Summertime has mosquitoes, so be prepared. We saw space station trek across sky. We Saturn Mars Jupiter this time of year. Not great place for small kids.

Thank Lelia G
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 845pm, parked out front and were directed to the nature center gift shop to buy tickets. At around 9 we went into the observatory and also out on the rear patio to look thru the telescopes even tho it wasn't quite dark...More

5  Thank eldoradogirl
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Holy cow this was amazing! Great for all ages, very informative and friendly volunteers. Our family of 11 enjoyed seeing numerous planets, starbursts, moon shots and many more sky mysteries. This is a must see!

Thank Avmig
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was for sure a highlight of our trip. The Oregon Observatory is awesome. The staff was very knowledgeable and engaging

Thank Kate0426
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Wow, how amazing. Largest number of telescopes at a private observatory in the country. Globular galaxy clusters 25million miles away. Jupiter and it’s 4 visible moons, Saturn, duo stars next to black holes!!! Constellation layouts.... Do not mis this.

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Observatory at Sunriver is Awesome! They had several telescopes set up looking at a variety of things... the people manning the facility were helpful and provided a lot of information. This is a must do when staying in Sunriver.

1  Thank Ralph C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It was dark and crowded when we went, but it was totally worth it. I saw stars and systems that I had never heard of, along with the old favorites. The volunteers are awesome and knowledgeable. Thank you!

1  Thank Lichenlover
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Avmig | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to see the preview which is in the area where you buy your tickets(highly recommended) and then see the planets it will take several hours but worth every minute. It is a great evening for kids and adults!
30 July 2017|
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Response from bbridgetmay | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. We brought ours.