Fodor's Expert Review The Dalles Lock and Dam

The Dalles Dam

At this hydroelectric dam 50 miles east of the Bonneville Dam, you can tour a visitor center, which is located on the Oregon side of the river at Seufert Park, with surprisingly even-handed exhibits presenting differing perspectives on the Columbia River dams, with input from farmers, utility companies, environmentalists, and indigenous tribes. There's also a surreal live feed of salmon and sturgeon scaling the fish ladder. Call ahead for the guided tours, which include the powerhouse and fish ladder, offered most weekends. Photo ID required.

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3545 Bret Clodfelter Way
The Dalles, Oregon  97058, USA


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Rate Includes: Free, Generally late May–early Sept.; hrs. vary, so call first

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