The Dalles & Around attractions

Top Choice Museum in The Dalles & Around

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

This excellent museum covers the history of the gorge, from its creation by cataclysmic floods to the hardships pioneers had traversing it, to early settlements and transport in the area to the construction – and co…
Winery in The Dalles & Around

Sunshine Mill

Atmospherically located in an old flour mill, this wine bar is an awesome place to take a break, nibble on snacks and taste some wine from two boutique wineries. Cool industrial-art touches; check out the 'man-lift'…
Park in The Dalles & Around

Columbia Hills Historical State Park

Some of the most famous remaining pictographs (painted figures) along the Columbia River are at this Washington state park, site of a Native American village that was flooded by the Dalles dam. The pictograph area c…
Viewpoint in The Dalles & Around

Rowena Crest

On top of Rowena Crest are spectacular views and vast meadows now preserved as a wildflower sanctuary. Governor Tom McCall Reserve, on Rowena Plateau, is one of the best places to see native plants. Springtime wildf…
Museum in The Dalles & Around

Fort Dalles Museum

This museum was once part of an 1856 fort and is Oregon's oldest history museum. It's a fascinating place full of historical items; highlights include an albatross-feather muff, human-hair wreaths, a child's casket …
Dam in The Dalles & Around

The Dalles Dam & Lock

The Dalles Dam, built in 1957, produces enough electricity to power 800,000 homes. Access to this power came at a price, however. The dam's reservoir, Lake Celilo, flooded the culturally rich area around Celilo Fall…