Bend is a small city on the Deschutes River, in Oregon. West are the lakes and peaks of the Cascade Mountains, with ski resorts and multi-use trails. In town, a trail leads up Pilot Butte, an extinct volcano. South, the High Desert Museum showcases the local environment, with history and live wildlife exhibits. In the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, stairs lead into the Lava River Cave, a huge lava tube. Families can enjoy the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center, Cascade indoor sports, Mount Bachelor, Sun Mountain Fun Center, Deschutes River or the Old Mill District. Even though Bend is a minor city in a big state, it boasts many outdoor activities, utilizing its natural wonders so that families can enjoy their time here.