Columbia River Gorge

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.

Exhibits, Interpretive Centers and Museums

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.

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum at Stevenson, Washington.

Gorge Heritage Museum. 202 E. Humboldt, PO Box 394, Bingen, WA 98605. Phone: 509-493-3228 or 509-493-3111. E-mail

Vista House at Crown Point State Park
An interpretive Columbia River Gorge and Crown Pointcenter 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.

Scenic Byways

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.


See listings for wineries in the following cities and towns:

Bingen, WA

Hood River, OR

White Salmon, WA

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