The Dalles, OR
The Dalles is more than a small town known for its Cherries and Agriculture. It’s the Eastern Gateway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It’s been a trading post for Native Americans and European Settlers of the west for 10,000 years. It’s the end of the Oregon Trail. It’s the mighty Columbia River, Sturgeon and Salmon Fishing, and the hard working people who love and call this place home. We love our community and want to showcase what is has to offer!
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Let your imagination run as wild as the Old West! Envision a time when saloon girls, trappers and pioneers traveled the streets of historic downtown The Dalles. Nestled along the banks of the Columbia River, sheltered by Mt. Hood, The Dalles is an ideal location for cycling, hiking, rafting, and angling. Located at the eastern gateway of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just 80 miles east of Portland, The Dalles provides easy access to today’s adventures while connecting with its colorful past.
Whether you are a history buff, wildflower admirer, explorer or outdoor adventurer, you will enjoy your time in The Dalles, one of Oregon’s best escapes with over 300 days of sunshine a year.
The Dalles area is home to world-class museums and cultural centers. The award-winning Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum tells the story of the Gorge and Wasco County through vivid, interactive display of the Gorge’s natural and cultural histories, and offers visitors an up close view of live raptors with their daily Raptor Program. The Fort Dalles Museum has a unique collection of pioneer and military artifacts, including wagons and cars. Walk along the banks of the Columbia River to visit Lewis and Clark’s Campsite #7. Downtown The Dalles is home to a Carnegie Library, now The Dalles Art Center, Wasco County’s first Courthouse, Klindt’s Booksellers, the oldest continuously running bookstore in Oregon, and 15 murals depicting historical events of the area. Maryhill Museum of Art showcases an extensive Native American basket collection, along with numerous works from Auguste Rodin.
For travel information, from suggested itineraries to dining and accommodations, visit www.visitthedalles.com.
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