Railroading enthusiasts should consider an excursion on the Crooked River Dinner Train, 495 NE O'Neil Way, Redmond (tel. 541/678-3230; www.crookedriverrailroad.com). The 38-mile, approximately 3-hour rail excursion travels from Redmond to Prineville and back. Restored dining cars are the setting for dinners that may feature a murder-mystery theme. Fares are $79 for adults, $69 for seniors, and $39 for children 3 through 12. Reservations are required.
Fans of folk art should be sure to stop by the Petersen Rock Gardens & Museum, 7930 SW 77th St., Redmond (tel. 541/382-5574), 9 miles north of Bend just off U.S. 97. This 4-acre folk-art creation consists of buildings, miniature bridges, terraces, and tiny towers all constructed from rocks. The gardens, built between 1935 and 1952 by a Danish immigrant farmer, are open daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission is $4.50 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children 12 to 16, and $1 for children 6 to 11.
If, after a hard day of playing in the outdoors, you need a massage (or a facial or detox wrap), make a reservation at Shibui, 720 Buckaroo Trail (tel. 541/549-6164; www.shibuispa.com), a beautiful Asian-inspired day spa affiliated with the luxurious FivePine Lodge & Conference Center.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.