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Things to do in The Dalles

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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The 48,200 sq. ft. facility won an American Institute of Architects Honor Award for its appealing design. The Center is... more » Owner description: 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. Live raptor education programs engage all ages in issues related to habitat preservation. The area includes one of the oldest continuously occupied areas in North America (over 11,000 years), immediate proximity to one of the largest rivers on the continent, and access to the Lewis and Clark and Oregon Trails. The multimedia, interactive museum inspires appreciation and stewardship of the natural and cultural treasures of the Gorge and Wasco County. Exhibits focus on the volcanic upheaval and raging floods that created the Gorge, the unique flora and fauna of the region, and eleven thousand years of cultural history. Collections include hundreds of American Indian baskets from throughout the Pacific Northwest, photo archives (partially available on-line), and local genealogical files available in the William G. Dick Library. In addition to touring the many fascinating exhibits, visitors can spend time viewing films in the theater located on site. If you plan to spend the day at the Discovery Center and Museum, you can relax during a lunch or coffee break at the Basalt Rock Cafe. « less
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
Category: Wineries; Food and Drink
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
Category: History Museums; Museums
This museum served as a military fort in the mid-1800s.
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Columbia Gorge Wine Tours, Hood River Wine tours Oregon and Washington.guided private custom wine tours in The Columbia Gorge... more » Owner description: Columbia Gorge Wine Tours, Hood River Wine tours Oregon and Washington.guided private custom wine tours in The Columbia Gorge and Hood River and The Dalles. Maryhill Winery concert shuttle and wedding shuttles in our passenger vans, buses, busses, and motorcoach rentals.tour the wineries of Hood River and the columbia gorge with our local guides. Learn how wine is made and sample varietals such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, Zinfandel, Pinot Gris and more. Snack platter included, pick up and drop off at your hotel. « less
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
Category: Wineries; Food and Drink
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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... 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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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
Category: Wineries; Food and Drink
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in The Dalles
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