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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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Breathtaking Scenery

This tram rises over 4000 feet and takes about 15 minutes one way. The enclosed cars somewhat small and hold a maximum of 4 people. The views at the top are superb. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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West Linn
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The tram was fun but expensive, over $100 for a family of 4. There were nice views coming and going. Tickets were valid all day so you could go back and forth.

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West Linn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This tram rises over 4000 feet and takes about 15 minutes one way. The enclosed cars somewhat small and hold a maximum of 4 people. The views at the top are superb. There are several short trails that offer several vantage points. There is a cafe at the summit.

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Kahului, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is an expensive ride, but I'm sure there is a lot of overhead expenses. Watching Wallowa lake get smaller and smaller as you approach the summit of Mt. Howard is a great first view. When you get to the Summit Grill and walk out on the trails, the views just get more and more amazing. The ride up and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful view from the top, with several trails to choose from if you wished to hike around. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with great service. Much more impressive than the tram at Lake Tahoe, and much cheaper.

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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited the tramway and had a great time hiking the trails. For a family of 4 it was close to 100.00 to ride. I don't think I would go again but it's nice to experience at least once. Restaurant up at the top had good food and reasonable prices.

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Since my friend bow-hunts elk in this area, he wanted me to see this beautiful place. What a great way to do that on the Tram. There are hiking trails to points for different views & photos. There is a cafe at the top if you want lunch. They were very busy, so we opted to go back into Joseph.... More 

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Taking a tram high up into the mountains is always fun, the views were outstanding, and that part was great. But the whole operation has a very neglected air, everything is dinged up and needs paint, doors hanging off a hinge, piles of junk cluttering up the place. Just very poorly run, like nobody cares about it. It needs a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

At first the price was offputting--$26 for seniors, $3 off the usual $29. Having experienced it, and now understand the unique features of this tram--built in 1970, helicopters dropping 19,000 feet of continuous cable for the up and down loop, well, wow--we now are not sure how they can operate it for what they charge. Ticket seller and guys who... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well worth the trip up the mountainside. The views are fabulous and there are 1-2 miles of easy trails on top to see them all. There is a cafe at the top too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a magical experience gliding gently above the tree tops to the top of Mt Howard, where the views, vegetation, birds and butterflies were a beauty to behold. Wear good shoes for visiting the trails at the summit. Dress appropriately as it can be a lot colder up above especially if the wind is blowing. Do not visit Wallowa... More 

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