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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles
(4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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  • We Encourage Anyone looking to Learn More about the People Who Not only Lived in this Area, or Who Traveled through this Area, as a Part of History, is Shown Well, in Each Room. The Staff are able to ...  more »
  • This modern museum offers history films and exhibits to explain Celilo Falls, the Barlow Road, agriculture of the area, lives of missionaries and local native people. There are exhibits which display ...  more »
  • Visited this museum recently on a cruise up the Columbia River. Found the live bird presentation interesting. The building itself and the grounds around it are quite spectacular. 
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great exhibits. Many native artifacts.