Dee Wright Observatory, Blue River

4.9
#6 of 11 in Childrens Museums in Oregon
Dee Wright Observatory is located in Blue River. Add Dee Wright Observatory to your Blue River travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Blue River day trip planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Dee Wright Observatory
map
Dee Wright Observatory Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
74 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • I have lived in Oregon my whole life and up until last Spring had not even known this place existed. We do a lot of travelling around the state which made this even more surprising to me. My family an...  more »
  • On our drive on the McKenzie Highway we stopped at the observatory which was constructed of lava rock in the 1930's by the CCC and named as a memorial to its construction foreman. There is path (Lava ...  more »
  • We were camping close to Belknap Springs and drive up to see the lava fields and observatory. It was amazing to see miles of lava and the mountains in the distance. Not alot of people were here and fo...  more »
Google
  • Who doesn't like the lava rock observatory at the summit of McKenzie Pass? One would hardly know they were in the Pacific Northwest being totally surrounded by the massive destruction of tsunami-like lava flows. Craters everywhere. Islands of forest. Snow-capped peaks. Another world.
  • So beautiful in the summer. Lots of photographers at night, but wow! So many stars...bring a blanket and someone to cuddle and the stargazing will be fantastic.
  • A gorgeous, other-worldly spot. Have been here a few times, once by biking up from Sisters and then down the other side. A super scenic area with some cool history.
  • Lava rock castle you will be glad you stopped to check out. From inside you can peer through hols in the walls at every surrounding peak. If you are on your way over the pass and the 242 is open... take the drive! It's mind blowing. Would recommend to hikers, sight seers, witches and warlocks.
  • If you come early you will see the magic of this place, it's wonderful but cold and lonely. I found what I was looking for here.
Places to stay near Dee Wright Observatory

Plan your trip to Blue River

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Dee Wright Observatory by other users

43 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Blue River BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sisters BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Bend & Sunriver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Boise, Moscow & Prineville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 39 days in Bend BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Blue River BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Sisters BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Sisters BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans