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“Learn About the History of the Region and See Raptors!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058
541-296-8600
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in The Dalles
Type: Science Museums, History Museums, Museums
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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Learn About the History of the Region and See Raptors!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stopped here purposely to see the raptors, birds of prey show, which is presented daily at 11am and 2pm. The facility is very clean and high quality, with tremendous depth of information on the Native American tribes in the area, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the Oregon settlers is fascinating, and we thoroughly enjoyed all of it. There are also plenty of activities for children. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to see everything, and is well worth it. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for Seniors, and $5 for children. There are also special rates for groups.

Visited February 2013
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Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Do not miss this gorge gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a fun place to stop and take in the scenery if nothing else. It is a bit of an indirect route to arrive at the Discovery Center but well worth your time to get off the highway of life and just enjoy this special place. The Discovery Center is located in the very lovely and simple town of the The Dalles, Oregon and is a fabulous center of historical information about the gorge area and it's inhabitants. You will also find multiple trails to walk or bicycle on and much to see on the outside of the center that is free. Kids and adults alike would find this a great visit and worthwhile stopover. Don't miss this much overlooked site.

Visited December 2012
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“First class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

An exceptional museum. A must see for anyone traveling through the Columbia River Gorge. Good cafe and exceptional gift store.

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Tigard, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Love learning more about our area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had a fun experience here. There is a lot to do and see here. We had fun dressing in the period clothing! There was a "Raptor Show" in the theater that we all enjoyed very much, we are glad we stayed for this part. We found a lot of interesting things in the gift shop (surprisingly). Glad we made a day of it here.

Visited January 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
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“Went on a Whim - Stayed Longer Then Expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This discovery center was just that - a lot of discovery. There were hands on exhibits for the kids and much to do for adults. An exhibit about Lewis and Clark was featured with information that I had not yet learned (Lewis and Clark holds some fascination for me). Actual artifacts from the trip and reproductions were are display. Many different parts of the museum were also available. The cafe was good. We got there just as they were opening so no wait.

Great for kids or just adults.

Visited July 2012
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