Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, The Dalles

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  • We drove past this on the way to eat at Cousin's in the Dalles, which was the only reason we went out there. My husband suggested we take the family in after we eat and I wasn't thinking too much abou...  more »
  • Lewis and Clark, Natural History, County History and geological history, I budgeted 2 hours for the museum but spent 3 hours and I will return to see and absorb more!!! This is one of the best museums...  more »
  • We visited the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum in October. Prices were reasonable ($7 for seniors). The exhibits are very well done and quite informative. I especially liked the dioramas. T...  more »
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  • My three children love going to the discovery center! They play dress up in the children's section and look for their favorite exhibits. Do try to plan your visit so that you can see the raptors. My five year old son loves learning about the birds and peppers me with questions. "What's the difference between monocular vision and binocular vision? Why does mouse pee glow blue to kestrels? Where do eagles love?" There's a very pleasant picnic area right outside, and stunning views of the gorge. From the center you can access the riverfront trail and walk all the way to the other end of town, if you feel like a seven mile hike! The trail is quite lovely though.
  • This is a must see! We're from Portland and it's worth the drive. The exhibits are amazing, interesting and well developed. Great for the entire family. The kids loved the interactive exhibits and the scavenger hunt. The exhibits are full of information and history. Just love learning about the history of this area. Able to wander around for hours. The area and facility is beautiful and maintained. Trails nearby and the views are awesome. Able to stop in for a quick visit or spend hours learning and relaxing, it's worth the drive. It's impressive.
  • Very interesting. You need to walk around the museum and see the exhibits. Fun for kids and laid back. Especially good if you want to understand the history of Oregon.
  • Great museum capturing everything about the Gorge and The Dalles. Clean, friendly staff, AMAZING exhibits and the Gift Shop is truly a retail treat!!
  • Great gift shop! Purchase 100 dollars worth of items and receive a family membership special right now.

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