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Dalles Dam

Columbia River. River Mile 191.5, The Dalles, OR
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Quite a structure

To quote Woody Guthrie, "Roll On Columbia, Roll On" An amazing structure as all the hydro dams on... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Crescent City, California
Historical Point Nestled in Quaint Valley

The views are gorgeous! Whether checking out the adorable little town full of cute eateries and... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Orange County, California
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Board a brightly colored open-air train to view portions of the longest dam in the United States, and then watch, via closed circuit TV, live images of fish using the fish ladder.
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Columbia River. River Mile 191.5, The Dalles, OR

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

To quote Woody Guthrie, "Roll On Columbia, Roll On" An amazing structure as all the hydro dams on the Columbia.

Thank JAMJ033
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The views are gorgeous! Whether checking out the adorable little town full of cute eateries and well-maintained "mom n pop" lodgings, or the great photo ops of the surrounding mountain ranges in the distance, this is a lesser known gold mine. The historical significance of...More

1  Thank TiffMateas
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I thought the visitors center at the dam was very interesting with great photos...It also has a little book store and souvenir shop.

Thank bigk1161
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We are two seniors, roadtripping through Oregon and Washington. We stopped for about 30 minutes here and viewed a short film and looked at exhibits. It was informative and fun, but we are pretty easy to please. We could not tour the dam because they...More

Thank larrysjensen1
Reviewed 6 September 2016

OK, this really just a dam. It is interesting because it is located in such a beautiful valley. Also if you look to the south (Oregon) side you will see these piers that stick over the water. When the lock is open, the water is...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 13 July 2016

You have a nice view of Columbia river and Washington side from the Visitor side. By the time we went we were informed that the AST conducted tour isaround2PM . So we have to get satisfied with the Exhibits and view of the Dam and...More

Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This was a nice stop. There is an overlook on the WA side that offers a great view. For those that are Geocachers, this is a FWEE dam. The dams in the NW are managed by a variety of agencies. Based on the agency it...More

Thank PNWgirl1
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We went to the visitor center and found that it is closed from Labor Day opening on Memorial Day. During open days there are tours of the dam and many interesting displays at the Visitor's Center. Check their website or visitor information for days of...More

2  Thank MCEBY
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Ruining the Environment , one of 9 dams on the Columbia river this year was especially bad for the fish , with sparse rain fall and very little snow pack the river was at the lowest level I ever have seen in 3 years ,...More

Thank aprildoornbos
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nice view of the Mt. Hood and pretty cool seeing the water come out of the dam. There also is a little park.

Thank John F
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