Discover the outdoor wonders of Prineville, Central Oregon!

Endless recreation opportunities in this breathtaking city, from exciting watersports to scenic hiking and thrilling biking.

Cycling in Prineville

Explore the stunning Crooked River Canyon and the mountainous terrain of the Ochocos as you navigate our scenic bikeway, gravel routes, and eclectic trail systems.

Water Sports in Prineville

Experience the serenity of Crook County's waterways, where ample opportunities to fish, boat, swim, paddleboard, camp, or even stargaze, await you.

Prineville offers diverse hiking trails, showcasing lush forests, rugged canyons, and stunning vistas that cater to adventure-seekers and hikers of all skill levels.

Tee off along our tranquil fairways as you take in the beautiful landscape of the High Desert at Prineville's choice golf courses: Meadow Lakes and Prineville Golf Club.

A plethora of exploration activities for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

From its dark night activities to its iconic landmarks, rockhounding activities, diverse bird species, and off-road adventures, Prineville is a haven for outdoor exploration.

Rockhounding in Prineville

Crook County, rightfully known as the rockhound capital of the world, offers enthusiasts the chance to discover beautiful agates, jasper, thunder eggs, and other unique minerals.

The rural nature of Crook County creates the perfect environment for unforgettable stargazing, boasting excellent opportunities to observe the night sky and constellations.

Whether in town or deep in the majestic Ochoco Forest, Crook County is home to several iconic natural and historic landmarks that are must-sees when you visit us.

Birdwatching in Prineville

Are you a bird enthusiast looking for a picturesque location to indulge in birdwatching? Look no further than the Crooked River Wetlands.

Discover Prineville's Cultural Tapestry

Arts & Culture

A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum

246 N Main St, Prineville, OR 97754

Since its establishment in 1971, the Bowman Museum has created a vivid collection of pioneer history and organized programs serving more than 10,000 people annually. In 1991, its building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1996, the Bowman Museum hosted the first Smithsonian exhibit in Central Oregon. In 1997, it won national recognition from the Institute of Museum Services.

Circle of Honor Memorial

450 NE Elm St, Prineville, OR 97754

This memorial is located near the Wildland Firefighters Monument in Ochoco Creek Park. The memorial was dedicated in 2001 to honor veterans missing in action and prisoners of war from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

Crook County Library

175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr, Prineville, OR 97754

Crook County Library features a diverse collection of over 57,000 items for all ages and interests. Open 9AM-7PM Monday through Friday, 10AM-4PM on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.

Gramma Rose's Petting Zoo

13737 SE Shawnee Rd, Prineville, OR 97754

Schedule a guided tour through the only zoo in Central Oregon, where you can meet, pet, and feed all sorts of animals: kangaroos, wallabies, patagonian cavies, exotic birds, small mammals, reptiles, and more!

Pine Theater

216 N Main St, Prineville, OR 97754

Historic, renovated mom-and-pop cinema with 2 screens offering feature films, plus a concession stand.  This theater opened in January of 1938 and was closed in 1980 due to easement issues.  Reopened in 2007, this theatre is in the heart of downtown Prineville and also offers music and comedy nights.

Prineville Heritage Walk

246 N Main St, Prineville, OR 97754

Enjoy a self-led heritage walk through downtown Prineville with short descriptions along the map with the significance of each location. The first location on the tour is the A.R. Bowman Museum, and the final destination is the Crook County Courthouse. This route is designed to hit all of the interesting historical buildings but you can of course view them in any order, feel free to jump around.

Rimrock Gallery

405A NW 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754

Rimrock Gallery is a 2800 sq. ft. art gallery, which features paintings and bronze sculptures by established artists from Central Oregon, the Northwest, and beyond. The large art gallery exhibits original paintings in different styles and mediums, and bronze sculptures by nationally known sculptors.

Wildland Firefighters Monument

450 NE Elm St, Prineville, OR 97754

This memorial is located along Ochoco Creek in Ochoco Park. It commemorates the loss of 14 wildland fire fighters on the South Canyon Fire in Colorado in 1994. Nine members of the Prineville Hotshots were killed as well as five other fire fighters. There are plaques with biographies of the fire fighters and a bronze statue of a wildland firefighter. The memorial was dedicated in 1996.

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