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. This book presents a wonderful adaptation of the Columbia River Gorge and includes beautiful photos and historical information that is helpful when planning a trip to the gorge. 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...
Moon Spotlight Columbia River Gorge by Ericka Chickowski. This lightweight and compact guide offers firsthand advice on what to see, maps with sightseeing highlights, recommendations on dining, shopping, entertainment and lodging so you can better navigate through the magnificent geological wonder. Order now...
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