Oregon August 15, 2017
Go Back In Time For A Day With This Central Oregon Road Trip
Feel like taking a trip through time? This unique central Oregon day trip will lead you to three amazing destinations: Fort Rock, the Fort Rock Valley Homestead Museum, and the Cowboy Dinner Tree. Nestled into the vast high desert of Central Oregon just 33 miles from each other, these three incredible places will give you a glimpse into Oregon’s past. Check it out:
With a drive time of only 33 minutes, this unique day trip includes an ancient geological formation, a historic ghost town museum, and a remote Old West restaurant.
The day trip begins with Fort Rock, a gorgeous volcanic rock formation surrounded by miles and miles of wide open desert. Dating back thousands of years, this unique landmark is an amazing place to explore. Pull on your hiking boots, grab your camera, and check out this incredible hidden gem on foot.
Located in the shadow of Fort Rock just a mile away, the Fort Rock Homestead Museum is a one of a kind ghost town where you'll find a collection of historic abandoned buildings that were transported to this spot from all over the area.
Take a stroll along the empty road, peeking into the windows of the 100-year-old buildings (which include a church, a general store, a schoolhouse, and more.)
When you're ready, head to the next stop: dinner. From the ghost town, it's a 30 minute drive to the Cowboy Dinner Tree, a remote, old-timey restaurant on a historic ranch in the middle outside of Silver Lake.
As you step into the restaurant, you'll feel like you've been transported back in time. You'll have the choice between two entrees: a 32 ounce steak or a whole roasted chicken along with plenty of fresh bread rolls, beans, salad, and more. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, and bring cash or a check. If you want to extend your trip, you can rent a rustic cabin on the ranch overnight.
The drive time between the three stops is only 33 minutes total. This unique, relaxed road trip will blow you away.
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