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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located in The Dalles. To visit Columbia Gorge Discovery Center on your holiday in The Dalles, and find out what else The Dalles has to offer, use our The Dalles trip itinerary builder.
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  • this was recommended by a friend as we travel through the area on our way to Portland. didn't know what to expect and we were there on a weekday. very few people but a great staff during the presentat...  read more »
  • Do take time to check out this Center! The myriad displays immerse you in the history of the area, the trials of pioneers and the contributions of innovators who shaped the Northwest. Well worth the v...  read more »
  • Enjoyed all the exhibits - well done. Larger than it looks so take comfortable walking shoes. Staff is friendly and helpful. Plan to spend a few hours exploring all the exhibits. Good value. 
  • Our elementary and preschool kids were captivated in the discovery center by having a picture scavenger hunt. A Q&A scavenger hunt was fun for me as an adult (even though we got it for my 2nd grader). The ancient history includes a skeleton of a Saber tooth tiger and a life size replica of a mastodon. The interactive kid area kept our kids engaged for almost 2 hours. The museum is off of a frontage road, so it isn't easily seen from the Interstate and has excellent signage to follow
  • Fantastic exibits and amazing air conditioning! Great place to stop and rest during a road trip.
  • Great museum, beautiful building, and a wonderful location overlooking the river. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Great exhibits. Many native artifacts.
  • It is a good museum to visit. I was there for a short time (less than an hour), but I could have spent another hour watching the videos and reading more. It is a good visit.
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