Other Activities

Sunriver may be best known for its biking, golf, and tennis, but there are plenty of other things to do that don't involve peddaling or swinging. Sit back and read a book or watch a DVD, get pampered at the local spa, head to the nearby gym to work out, visit a museum to learn about the area, or take in the views from a zip line. Want to add something different to your stay at Sunriver? Then check out the activities listed below.

Disc golf hole with the tee in the foreground, the target in the background, and a mowed grass fairway in between. Disc Golf

SHARC
57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver (map)
541-585-5000

Offers 9-hole, par 27 disc golf course suitable for all ages and abilities. Mid-range discs and disc putters are available for rent. Check-in at front desk prior to playing. Please respect the pace and variety of users, allow faster groups to play through, and respect the environment and adjacent private property.

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DVDXpress DVD vending machine against red background. DVD Rental

DVDXpress
Sunriver Country Store
57100 Beaver Dr., Sunriver (map)
541-593-8113

Stocks new release with titles updated every Tuesday. Browse movies by category or title (each entry shows box art, movie rating, and a brief description. To rent, select the title, press the Rent button, and swipe your credit card. To return, insert the movie into the same dispenser slot. Get or return your DVD in less than a minute.

"With new release DVDs under $2.00 per night and many hit titles available years before Netflix streaming, DVDXpress customers can always find a reason to take home a movie tonight." —DVDXpress


Room containing various pieces of fitness equipment with windows and television screens along the left side. Fitness Center

Sunriver Fitness & Aquatics
18135 Cottonwood Rd., Sunriver (map)
541-593-4427

Offers small, nice cardio and weight facility with ellipticals, rowers, upright bikes, stepmill, functional trainer, treadmills, weight bench, dumbbells, and weights. Windows and several televisions provide a diversion while you work out.

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Miniature golf course. Fun Center

Sun Mountain Fun Center
300 NE Bend River Mall Dr., Bend (map)
541-382-6161

Offers 18-hole miniature golf, batting cages, go carts (one and two seats), bowling, billiards, video arcade, and snack bar.

"Experience hours of family fun indoors and out at this amazing 5-1/2 acre facility. Sun Mountain Fun Center provides interactive fun for all ages in a clean, safe, and friendly environment." —Sun Mountain Fun Center


Library interior with shelves of books and a seating area in the background. Library

Sunriver Business Park
Sunriver Library
56855 Venture Ln., Sunriver (map)
541-312-1080

Offers a large selection of books, music and DVDs for adults, children, and teens, public-access computers, story times, rotating art exhibitions, and free WiFi Internet access. Open four days per week from noon to 6pm. Check library web site for schedule.

"Designed as a popular reading library, this 6,800 square foot space—with its soaring ceilings and cozy fireplace—is the ideal place to browse for a book or movie." —Sunriver Library


Picture of class at Pronghorn Golf School. Massage

EarthTouch Therapeutic Massage
Sunriver Business Park
56880 Venture Ln. Ste. 215, Sunriver (map)
866-320-5024

Offers deep tissue massage, myofascial release, ashiatsu barefoot massage, Chinese cupping, gua sha, essential oils, hot stone therapy, neuromuscular therapy, thai massage, and energy healing. Sixty minute to 120 minute sessions available.

"Take the time to get a relaxing, deep tissue massage nestled in the forest environment of Sunriver. Stop into EarthTouch's Sunriver studio for a massage by one of our trained massage therapists. Same day appointments welcome." —EarthTouch Therapeutic Massage


Soaking tub set into a stair-stepped, tiled, monolith with candles and towels. Massage / Spa / Salon

Sage Springs Spa
17645 Tennis Village Ct., Sunriver (map)
541-593-7891

Offers deep tissue, hot stone, shankara harmonizing, spa abhyanga, sports, foot, and maternity massage, a variety of facials and hydrafacials, LED light therapy, micro-current skin toning, various scrubs, body wraps, soaks, and shirodhara as well as salon services such as waxing, makeup, haircuts, color service, blowout, and various manicures and pedicures. Appointments required. Please note while the spa is open to the public, the fitness facilities are for club members only.

"Sage Springs Spa encapsulates the spirit of this high desert region with it's warm ambiance, signature services and indigenous products. Welcome to an escape dedicated to your complete well-being." —Sage Springs Spa


Exhibit concerning U.S. Highway 97 with photographs and display cases in the background. Museum

Deschutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend (map)
541-389-1813

Features exhibits allowing you to explore Deschutes County prehistory, the area's Native American tribal history, early exploration and fur trapping in Central Oregon, homesteading in the High Desert, the history of logging and the Forest Service in and around Bend, and life in Deschutes County over the years.

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Exhibit showing journey of the Plateau Indian Nations. Museum

High Desert Museum
59800 U.S. Hwy. 97, Bend (map)
541-382-4754

Offers over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space and approximately 29,000 items. Visitors can see a homestead and sawmill from 1904, learn about Native American culture and history, view historic and cultural artifacts from the region including clothing, tools, rare photographs, and artwork, examine an authentic DeMoss Stagecoach, see native wildlife including owls, falcons, hawks, river otters, and porcupines, and interact with historic characters sharing the stories of early Oregon settlers.

"Discover the natural world and cultural history of the High Desert through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history." —High Desert Museum


Rehabilitated hawk perched on caregivers finger with Aspen Lake in the background. Nature Center

Sunriver Nature Center
57245 River Rd., Sunriver (map)
541-593-4394

Offers introductions to the natural world hosted by naturalists. See snakes, lizards, frogs, and salamanders in the Creature Cave or visit Exploration Ridge where young scientists can play, build, and discover nature. Take a stroll through the botanical garden or visit live owls, hawks, or eagles. Bird walks, lectures, and workshops are offered in the spring, summer and fall.

"A visit to Sunriver is not complete without a stop at Sunriver Nature Center." —Sunriver Nature Center


Telescope on tripod outside the dome of the Oregon Observatory building. Stargazing

Oregon Observatory
57245 River Rd., Sunriver (map)
541-593-4394

Part of the Sunriver Nature Center, the Oregon Observatory is home to telescopes of various types and sizes up to the large Optical Guidance Systems 20-inch diameter Ritchey-Chretien telescope mounted in the dome of the Robert Glass Starport. A "Dark Skies Place", Sunriver is an excellent place to see the stars—even with the naked eye. Walk down to the Nature Center at least two hours after sunset, lie on a bench, and wait 10-15 minutes as a million stars appear.

"Feast your eyes on faraway galaxies. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebulae, and deep space binary stars. There's no better place than the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver." —Oregon Observatory


Miniature golf course. Tours—Zipline

Mt. Bachelor
West Village Lodge (map)
541-382-1709

Offers a dual-line, three-stage tour that begins at an elevation of 7,800 feet (above the tree line at the top of the Pine Marten lift) and drops nearly 1,400 vertical feet along the mountain's slope. Thrill to the Northwest's steepest, fastest, and highest zipline experience. Be sure to check the safety requirements in advance. Reservations required.

"Ride at your own pace with the zip trolley's self-controlled braking system and enjoy the thrill with your friends on two side-by-side lines on each span." —Mt. Bachelor


Four people on horseback riding along a body of water with pine forests in the background. Trail Rides / Riding Lessons

Sunriver Resort Stables
57215 River Rd., Sunriver (map)
541-241-0018

Offers half-hour and one-hour guided trail rides in the spring, summer, and fall for riders of all experience levels as well as pony rides for the little buckaroos (ages 2 to 6). Horseback riding lessons are also available for those who want to learn the basics of grooming and saddling or just want to polish up their riding skills.

"Enjoy the natural beauty of Sunriver and Central Oregon on horseback or, in the winter, on a sleigh ride. Sunriver Stables is the perfect place to saddle up for adventure." —Sunriver Resort Stables