Natural wonders are at the heart of things to do in Prineville, Oregon
Outdoor enthusiasts have no problem finding things to do near the Country Inn & Suites, Prineville—from hiking in Oregon state parks to admiring natural wonders such as Steins Pillar, a freestanding tower of volcanic rock in the Ochoco National Forest. For a more easygoing experience in nature, head two miles west to play 18 holes of golf on the banks of the Crooked River at Meadow Lakes Golf Course. If you have the little ones in tow, you can enjoy some family bonding time while angling for rainbow trout in the youth fishing pond at Rimrock Park. You also won’t want to miss the Crook County Fairgrounds, which offers rodeo events, livestock shows, and concerts year-round.
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A.R. Bowman Museum1.05 mi / 1.69 km from the hotel
After a generous donation from Arthur Ray Bowman in 1971, the local historical society converted the Crook County Bank building into a museum that boasts a large collection of pioneer artifacts and welcomes more than 10,000 visitors annually.
Crook County Fairgrounds1.13 mi / 1.82 km from the hotel
These fairgrounds on the south end of Prineville host some of the area's biggest events. The site has camping grounds, a race course, and a pavilion tent with a stage. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property.
Prineville Skating Rink0.74 mi / 1.2 km from the hotel
Lace up your roller skates for a fun-filled day at this county-run rink, located in the gymnasium of Pioneer High School. This facility is open to the public from January to May.
Indian Head Casino38.12 mi / 61.35 km from the hotel
Pack your lucky rabbit’s foot and hope to win big at this casino featuring 500 slot machines and six blackjack tables. On-site restaurants are available when you need to take a break to count your winnings.
Meadow Lakes Golf Course1.43 mi / 2.3 km from the hotel
With nine ponds, 62 bunkers, and a course that crosses the Crooked River four times, Meadow Lakes challenges amateurs and professionals alike.
Ochoco Creek Park0.56 mi / 0.9 km from the hotel
One of the most popular public parks in the region, this nearly 15-acre green space offers two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, a skate track, a covered picnic shelter, and a playground.
Ochoco Plaza0.12 mi / 0.2 km from the hotel
Visit the Ochoco Plaza strip mall to pick up take-out food and find bargains at Phil’s Hardware, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Verizon.
Pine Theater1.06 mi / 1.7 km from the hotel
See the latest blockbuster on the big screen at Pine Theater. Make sure you get there early to buy something from the concession stand and find a good seat.
Prineville Reservoir State Park13.12 mi / 21.11 km from the hotel
Experience the scenic beauty of central Oregon at this state park that sits by the 3,000-acre Prineville Reservoir. You can go swimming or boating out on the lake, or you can opt for a post-picnic hike along the shore.
Rimrock Park1.28 mi / 2.06 km from the hotel
Spanning more than 10.5 miles along the Crooked River, Rimrock Park invites outdoors and sports enthusiasts to enjoy its fishing pond, Little League baseball field, and pedestrian bridge.
Smith Rock State Park15.95 mi / 25.67 km from the hotel
Go camping, hiking, cycling, or rock climbing in the deep river canyons of Smith Rock State Park. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, be on the lookout for golden eagles, prairie falcons, and mule deer.
Walton Lake25.87 mi / 41.64 km from the hotel
Characterized by old-growth Ponderosa pine trees and open mountain meadows, the area surrounding Walton Lake is nearly as pristine as its waters. If you’re the outdoorsy type, bring your fishing rods; the lake is full of rainbow trout and catfish.