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Dalles Dam

Columbia River. River Mile 191.5, The Dalles, OR
+1 541-506-7819
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Beautiful Dam

Strong water flowing from the Dam, beautiful surrounding area, the river very calm down a way with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yen M
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Virginia
Roaring water

Observed from the roadside.It is very impressive Dam and glad we stopped on our way through the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good49%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Columbia River. River Mile 191.5, The Dalles, OR
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Strong water flowing from the Dam, beautiful surrounding area, the river very calm down a way with a long train running by, gave a very nice scenery.

Thank Yen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Observed from the roadside.It is very impressive Dam and glad we stopped on our way through the area.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

We stopped here on out way out of the Dalles and were glad we did. The view of the Dam was impressive and the interpretive center was interesting.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

If you are on a long road trip, this is a nice easy place to stop to stretch your legs and learn a little history about the Dalles Dam. If you want a tour, check the official website because they rarely have tours. When we...More

Thank Terin P
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

We had some time to kill and did the tour of the dam expecting it about 45 min or so. It last just over 90 minutes. The tour is limited to like the first 15 people or so. It was fine, but longer then what...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Not worth a special trip, but you can spend a few interesting minutes here if you're driving by. It features a modest visitor's center with a few of the Powerhouse. You can get a much better view of the entrance to the locks and of...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

A massive structure, but it lacks appeal for families with children. Okay for a brief viewing. Good spot for photos.

Thank aphrab
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

We visited the Dalles Dam on a Wednesday and found a nice, quiet visitors center. So quiet we were the only people there. The issue is that this dam is not all that popular so there are no dam tours on weekdays. All you can...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Very informative Visitor's Center with a small number of items to purchase. Tours are only on the weekend and must be secured in advance. Hike on a trail across the river and got some pretty good views.

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

To quote Woody Guthrie, "Roll On Columbia, Roll On" An amazing structure as all the hydro dams on the Columbia.

Thank JAMJ033
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Barbara S
July 6, 2017|
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Response from Kevin N | Reviewed this property |
Yes and only on the weekends. Call the visitor's center
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