Bonneville Lock & Dam
Bonneville Lock & Dam
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Spans the Columbia River and links Oregon and Washington.
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desertduo
Portland, OR92 contributions
Sep 2022
We visited the Bonneville Lock & Dam on the Washington side. It is self-guided with a theater that runs a video explaining a lot of how the area was formed. The turbine viewing room was awesome to see. They have lots of informational stations explaining things all along the way. The fish ladders are amazing, but the fish viewing room was fabulous! There were so many fish swimming through, it was hard to keep track of what types of fish each of them were! They have information cards to help identify the fish. It is a must-see place. Great place for kids! The grounds are beautiful and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Written 10 September 2022
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Richard E
Coos Bay, OR350 contributions
Aug 2022
Lots of water going through this Dam. The Visitor Center is very nice, and viewing from different levels via elevator.
The views are really impressive.
Written 29 August 2022
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TheLongLongTrailer
Hartsburg, MO591 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
It’s a ways I’m off the highway to the visitor center. Be sure to go down to the first floor to see the fish in the fish ladders! The hatchery area is beautifully done with ponds holding enormous trout and sturgeon. Cute gift shop. Army corps of engineers run site.
Written 29 July 2022
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Mark S
2 contributions
Jul 2022
A very impressive structure and interesting exhibits. And it is free! I was lucky enough to actually see a barge as it traveled through the locks.

A don't miss.
Written 25 July 2022
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sumel2016
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK63 contributions
Jul 2022
The fish ladders are really interesting and the windows where you can see the fish go by are incredible. The gentleman who took us on the tour was very interesting and made our visit even better. The mural that must be 80 feet long was painted by a member of stafff during lockdown and is a work of art. Try and spot Bigfoot!
Well worth a visit and Free too
Written 23 July 2022
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maryarenas2022
3 contributions
Jun 2022
Another highlight of our trip was visiting the Bonneville Lock & Dam. Definitely worth the stop and checking this place out. Ended up staying a little over an hour, longer than expected but worth it.
Written 8 July 2022
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Ross201024
Millersville, MD67 contributions
Jun 2022
A great stop to view Fish Ladders with Salmon swimming up river. The Visitor Center was closed but Gate Officer allowed us in and we were able to walk the grounds and visit the Fish Hatchery with sturgeon and trout.
Written 23 June 2022
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jobkwrm
Elgin, IL26 contributions
Jun 2022
We hadn't planned to visit this spot but saw the sign and decided to stop. The man at the info desk was very welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He gave us a lot of good information before we took a self-guided tour. We have enjoyed visiting other locks and dams, but this one is different because of the fish hatchery. The fish viewing area and fish ladder were great. So glad we visited.
Written 18 June 2022
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BritKansas
Leavenworth, KS284 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This was a hidden stop for us, we saw a sign for it & were curious about what it was, so we decided to stop. We are glad that we did. There was information about the dam, & locks, & how the fish migrate. There are viewing areas so that you can watch the fish. Overall it was a very informative stop, and I would highly suggest it.
Written 7 May 2022
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modernlizbennet
Raleigh, NC551 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
First of all, who puts a visitor center behind a security checkpoint? Moving on… I came for the fish ladder, I stayed for the tour of a power plant. Everything was fascinating, and the views are incredible. Best of all, it’s free!
Written 10 April 2022
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