Experience the history of the Columbia River Gorge and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition on a cruise aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. We board from Marine Park at Cascade Locks, in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Enjoy riverboat cruises on our authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler, providing 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas. Watch Native American tribes fish from their legendary platforms as they have for centuries.
The Dalles Dam was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1952-57. At 260 feet high and 8,875 feet long, it is the longest concrete and fourth largest power-producing dam in the U.S. The hydroelectric facility produces enough electricity to serve a city the size of Seattle. Located at the head of the slackwater pool created by Bonneville Dam, it impounds a reservoir that provides ship passage 25 miles upstream to John Day Dam. Visitors can take a train ride from Seufert Park Interpretive Center.
The 48,200 sq. ft. facility won an American Institute of Architects Honor Award for its appealing design. The Center is situated on a 54-acre point of land adjacent to the Columbia River and the Historic Columbia River Highway. The site provides walking trails, a pond, and scenic overlooks. Its location in The Dalles, Oregon is an ecosystem transition zone, facilitating the interpretation of both the rain forest west of the Cascade Mountains and the arid region to the east.
Whether it is a 2 or 4 hour scenic train ride for the whole family or a romantic dinner for two, you will find excitement and adventure on the Mount Hood Railroad. Murder Mystery Dinner Trains and Seasonal Festival trains are just some of the special events happening on the Mount Hood Railroad.
Most seasons are composed of three performances and the Missoula Children's Theatre in the summer. The Theatre Company sponsors the Shelia Burke Memorial Scholarship and also donates to the Historic Civic Auditorium Restoration Fund.
The Theatre Company holds productions locally in The Dalles. All involved with the making of the productions including directors, cast, and all technical support are entirely non-paid volunteers from the Gorge area.
We traverse four rivers, each offering different levels of excitement and fantastic Northwest scenery. We will help you choose a river that is perfect for you. Since the quality of our guest's experience and safety is of utmost importance, you will be provided with a professional experienced river guide in a State Of The Art Raft (SOTAR), wetsuits, booties, class five PFD life jackets, and helmets.
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Columbia Wine Tours is covering The Dalles, OR and Lyle, WA
World famous windsurfing in the Columbia Gorge. Big Winds has the largest lesson and rental center in the Gorge. We have everything you need to get started with windsurfing, and can help you improve your current skills as well. We have a huge selection of high-performance rental and demo equipment, an outstanding Kids Camp, specialized women's clinics, and the most knowledgeable staff around.
Guided fishing trips on the Columbia and Deschutes Rivers in Oregon. Walleye, Sturgeon, Trout, Steelhead, Salmon.
Take a tour of our unique collection of pioneer and military artifacts and antique wagons at one of the old west's most pivotal places in history. You will enjoy viewing our exhibits and walking on the grounds of this military fort, built during the 1800s.