Beers, astronauts, and dogs… what do all of these things have to do with one another? Well, you’re about to find out! Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Bend, Oregon:
One of the more popular streets that you’ll visit here in Bend is Wall Street, as today it is jammed paced with places to shop, wine and dine, and more. But don’t go thinking we’re envious of New York or anything! Wall Street in Bend actually named for a legitimately wall of lava rock that once lined the street.
Mount Bachelor is one of the most common places to visit when people stay here in Bend, but did you know that’s there more hiding under that mountaintop than you may have realized? Truth is: it’s actually a volcano! But don’t worry – Mount Bachelor’s last eruption is estimated to be between 8,000-10,000 years ago and poses minimal threat to become active again in the future.
Did you know that the Bend area was once used to help train astronauts? It’s true! Because volcanic terrain can be rocky and unpredictable (much like what they thought the moon could be like at the time), astronauts frequently trained in the area to prepare for their trips. And hey, a piece of Bend even made it to the moon once! Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin placed a volcanic rock from the area on the moon during his visit.
Come for the beautiful views, stay for the brews! That’s something I always like to say when talking about Bend, Oregon and it still seems that our great tradition and legacy of brewing is still our best kept secret! Bend is home to a number of amazing local breweries that any beer enthusiast must experience on their trip to Bend, and they’re so incredible that Bend has rightfully earned the nickname Beer Town, U.S.A!
If you have any reservations about bringing your favorite four legged friend on your vacation to Bend with you I hope I’ll be able to put them to rest… because trust me, we LOVE dogs! In fact, we love dogs here in Bend so much that in 2012 Dog Fancy magazine named Bend “DogTown USA” and was named the dog-friendliest town in all of America!
So whether you’re coming up to Bend to sample all of the amazing brews or want to walk where the astronauts once did, make sure when you do that you reserve your stay with Arrived! Arrived is the premier rental property company in all of Bend, and we have a number of amazing rentals (many are pet friendly too!) all throughout the area that will be perfect to suit your needs and make your next stay in Bend truly unforgettable.
Contact us today to book your next vacation rental!