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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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Amazing View

What a wonderful view. We fed the chipmunks, walked trails, and really enjoyed the ride up/down and the view. What a fun experience. And perfect for people who cant hike the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful view. We fed the chipmunks, walked trails, and really enjoyed the ride up/down and the view. What a fun experience. And perfect for people who cant hike the trails of Wallowa County

Thank Nanwil
Pullman, Washington
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is another great thing in Wallowa park. We camped in the park this last spring and while the weather was nice and warm at the camping site after getting on the Trammy and going up the mountain we were knee-deep in snow ! the service was orderly and fast and the cars were clean and well maintained.

Thank Morteza A
Bend, Oregon
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

OK- so you have to pay for the tram ride up and there does tend to be a long wait for a tram and then for a table at the restaurant at prime times, plus slow service at times (one day we had over an hour wait for our food as several staff simply hadn't shown up to work as... More 

Thank ljs1313
Puyallup, Washington
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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, Idaho
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113 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

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