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Bonneville Lock & Dam

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Address: Cascade Locks, OR 97014-0150
Phone Number: 541-374-8820

Spans the Columbia River and links Oregon and Washington.

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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

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Bonneville dam is totally worth a visit while driving the scenic highway. Don't miss the fish windows on first floor. We took a pic of lamprey sticking with it ugly mouth to the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bonneville dam is totally worth a visit while driving the scenic highway. Don't miss the fish windows on first floor. We took a pic of lamprey sticking with it ugly mouth to the window. The exhibits are also interesting. It's fun to look at the roaring waters too, and you can feel the spray.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area to find out about the fish ladders, also the history of Bonneville dam. If you get the opportunity to go on the tour of the power house it is very informative

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times. Elementary age kids found the theater videos boring, but loved the fish viewing area and also finding a couple geocaches close by.

Thank fourknees
Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located on I-84 along the Columbia River is the Bonneville Dam Fish Hatchery. You will lots of parking available in numerous lots. This is a great place to stretch your legs and learn something as well. Check out the fish in their outside pens. What was a nice plus is a lovely little gift shop with very friendly staff. A... More 

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The viewing area on top of the building doesn't give as good of a view as the grounds do, but the fish ladder is really cool. The volunteers are very informative about the fish and their habits. Nice place to stop. No firearms allowed and they will check the back of your vehicle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our 4 kids and they loved it. Feeding the large rainbow trout was obviously a big hit. We toured the entire grounds, very nice facility. We also got up close and personal with some large sturgeon at the viewing windows. The kids were amazed by those big guys. The salmon weren't in while we were there but I... More 

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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here on drive from Boise to Portland. Lots of interesting things to see regarding how the Dam came about. Viewing Windows to see the salmon and the 'freaky looking' Pacific Lampreys. They have to be seen to believed, see my photos! It was good to see the force of the water in the slipway and the Chinook Salmon... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to the information building with video and views, we took the powerhouse tour. Very interesting.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop with something for everyone. My 10 year old son liked watching the fish swim upstream through the underwater windows; my 13 yr old daughter played a computer simulation of the salmon life cycle; my wife and I were fascinated by a video of native peoples describing the decline of the lamprey population (looks like eel but not related).... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the guided tour on the Washington side of the river. The ranger lead tour was awesome because you get to go inside the dam and see the generation equipment. Lots of technical info, but also cool to see the sheer size of everything. Spend some time watching the salmon climb the fish ladder

Thank KeithMil2

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