The Columbia River Gorge Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Columbia River Gorge - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Bonneville Dam

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the first federal dam to span the Columbia in 1937. Its generators (visible from a balcony...

Bonneville Fish Hatchery

  • Fish Hatchery

Built in 1909 and operated by the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Department, the largest state-operated fish hatchery is next door to Bonneville...

Cascade Locks Marine Park

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

This riverfront park is the home port of the 500-passenger stern-wheeler Columbia Gorge , which churns upriver, then back again, on...

Cathedral Ridge Winery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Run by fourth-generation winemaker Michael Sebastiani, this vineyard has racked up countless ribbons and awards from wine festivals and...

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center–Wasco County Historical Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Exhibits and artwork at this expansive, contemporary museum just off I–84 as you approach the Dalles from the west highlight the geological...

Fort Dalles Museum

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The 1856-vintage Fort Dalles Surgeon's Quarters is the site of the oldest history museum in Oregon. The first visitors came through the...

Fruit Loop

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Either by car or bicycle, tour the quiet country highways of Hood River Valley, which abounds with more than 25 fruit stands, a handful...

Glassometry Studios

  • Museum/Gallery

Artist and teacher Laurel Marie Hagner operates this colorful gallery and sculpture garden just off the Hood River Fruit Loop, near the...

Gorge White House

  • Farm/Ranch

You'll find pretty much everything the Hood River Valley is famous for growing and being produced at this picturesque, century-old farm...

Hood River Lavender Farm

  • Farm/Ranch

Part of the joy of visiting this organic U-pick lavender farm that harvests some 75 varieties of the plant is the beautiful drive up...

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