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Wallowa Lake Tramway

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Address: 59919 Wallowa Lake Hwy., Joseph, OR
Phone Number: 541-432-5331
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When visiting Wallowa Lake the Wallowa Lake Tramway is a "must do!" We had fun riding up and down the mountain in the swiss-built tram cars. The day we went up was sunny, clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer P
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Puyallup, Washington
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip Advisor lists 9 attractions but does not indicate that 6 of the 9 attractions are closed for the winter beginning in October. The Tram was closed. The State Park was closed. The railroaders closed Oct 4. The Pack Station was closed. The boat rentals were closed. We discovered many other attractions in Joseph that are not listed on Trip... More 

Thank PacNWTraveler72
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting Wallowa Lake the Wallowa Lake Tramway is a "must do!" We had fun riding up and down the mountain in the swiss-built tram cars. The day we went up was sunny, clear and beautiful. The trails at the top are easy and well marked with lots of interesting informational plaques all over describing the terrain and wildlife. We... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Lenore, Idaho
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

if you're anywhere near Joseph, Oregon, you MUST visit this tramway.....spectacular views, great lunch at the top of Mt. Howard...can't get any closer to nature than this! Plan to spend at least two hours to hike, eat, and just gaze at the fabulous scenery....There's a reason it's called America's Alps for a reason!

Thank JulieGG1029
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

stunning ride up Mt Howard. Staff were friendly and helpful. Well worth the money for the breathtaking panorama

Thank Honeysucklerose61
Nampa, ID
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112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had a perfect day and enjoyed it. The views of course are fantastic, especially with a bright blue and clear sky. We were surprised (pleasantly) by the extent of the hiking trails around the area. We did them all – it took about 4 hours of walking plus some time for lunch. The walks were slow to take photos... More 

Thank Nampa_Guy
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The trip up the tram is wonderful. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and safety aware. It is a photographers dream. There are interpretive sites and trails to take when you reach the top. A nice café is there with better food than you usually get at this sort of attraction.

Thank sue_zOregon
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Good value to see 4 states at the same time. After a little hiking you can enjoy a meal or just a drink at the cafe while drinking in the view.

Thank Fontainekf
Portland, Oregon, United States
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Wow the view is so worth the trip up. Sit back and enjoy the view on the ride up. Then hike around the top. Wear good shoes to be on a trail.

Thank Mary R
white salmon wa
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158 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I've been on the tram several times although the last 2 times we've been there we haven't gone because of the expense. $60 for 2 is ok if it's your first time,and you really do need to go at least once,but we've seen it and so we opt out. I don't like heights that well so it's a bit scary... More 

Thank kiannahsmom
Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have been going to Wallowa Lake for almost 30 years, and have been up the tram countless times. One of the absolute best was a special night ride they had for a meteor shower. If they offer this again, DO IT. You will NOT regret it. If you see clouds or haze, don't bother, the view won't be good.... More 


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