More Columbia River Gorge Cities and Towns
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers some of the most amazing scenery. Attractions include a number of museums, galleries and live performance theaters, as well as wineries, seasonal music festivals and performances. Whatever attractions you choose to see, you won't be disappointed. Explore this page to find what to see in the Columbia River Gorge.
Historical Museum and Oregon Pony. Marine Park (next to Museum), Cascade Locks, OR 97031. Phone: 541-374-8535.
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. 990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648. Phone: 509-427-8211; Toll-free: 1-800-991-2338.
Vista House at Crown
Point State Park
An interpretive center and the most photographed icon of the Columbia River Gorge. Located on the western end of the Historic Columbia River Highway, Vista House has been operated by The Friends of Vista House, in cooperation with the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, since 1982.
Historic Columbia River Highway
This 70 mile/112.7 km scenic byway takes you to overlooks that offer amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge and many waterfalls, featuring Multnomah Falls. See a variety of colorful wildflowers in the spring. The Columbia River formed the last leg of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and was part of the early route of the Oregon Trail. Plan anywhere from a 2 hour drive to 3 to 5 days depending upon your agenda.
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Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Columbia River Gorge: The Story Behind the Scenery by Roberta Hilbruner, Mary L. Van Camp and K.C. DenDooven. The towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, abundant wildflowers and panoramic vistas of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge brings millions of visitors annually who echo the sentiments missionary Jason Lee recorded in his 1834 journal: "The scenery up the Columbia below the Cascades is the most delightful I ever beheld." Order now...
Best of Oregon & Washington's Mansions Museums & More: A Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Pacific Northwest's Historical and Cultural Treasures by Ken McKowen and Dahlynn McKowen. Each section covers a separate geographic region. Every entry details the highlights of a particular place and includes operating hours, entrance fees, location, and contact details. Order now..
Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest by Sandra Bao. Comprehensive coverage of outdoor activities and extended itineraries chapter for those travelling around the area. Order now...
Oregon Wine Country: A Great Destination by Sherry L. Moore and Jeff Welsch. Detailed maps with insider knowledge make this book a must-have. A practical Great Grape Destinations checklist rounds out this invaluable resource. Includes: history, getting around, wineries, lodging, dining, attractions, recreation, shopping, 100 photographs and maps. Order now...
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