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Dalles Dam

Columbia River. River Mile 191.5, The Dalles, OR
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in The Dalles
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Board a brightly colored open-air train to view portions of the longest dam in the United States, and then watch, via closed circuit TV, live images... more » Owner description: Board a brightly colored open-air train to view portions of the longest dam in the United States, and then watch, via closed circuit TV, live images of fish using the fish ladder. « less
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Puyallup, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Tours are only on weekends, but TV of fish ladder in the dam is in the visitor's bureau. You can drive across the bridge to get a view of the locks for the boats.

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Jerome
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Traveling from Southern Idaho to the northern part of Washington State, we chose to take interstate through Northern Oregon and visit places along the way. We chose to make the Dalles Dam (& visitor center) our first stop. We arrived just as they were opening the doors (9am) so we had a quiet visit. More people started arriving about 9:30am.... More

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Jacksonville, fl
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the fish ladder and watching the fish jumping and swimming around. The below the damm visit was educational

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Interesting educational experience for all. We had a family of 6 with two teenagers and 2 small children. All liked the dam tour. The tour times are 10am and 2pm which is different than the website. They have a free open cart shuttle that transports to the dam. The tour for this dam didn't descend 7 stories down like other... More

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Wash
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Beautiful back drop off the bridge. But as with most dams, do not have tours anymore. Can see some old fishing grounds along the bank

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The train ride and fish ladder are highlights. Beautiful views of the gorge at the Dalles. The train ride is unique to this Dam and certainly adds to the experience.

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Obviously the dam is at the Dalles and it is a pretty big one also. We also Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River - a lot of it is to help the salmon get through the river to their spawing grounds!

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Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

The history is interesting but the highlight is going down seven stories inside the dam and watching the salmon and other speices of fish swim by a large glass wall.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

What is not to like .. or do you like staying home ,Get up and Go!

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