Sunsational adventures and real Oregon history at the gateway of the Columbia Gorge! Located at the scenic entrance of the Columbia Gorge, just 75 miles east of Portland, The Dalles is one of Oregon’s best escapes. With 300 days of sun a year and fantastic recreational opportunities, it’s a wonderland for cyclists, hikers, river rafters, fisherman, art lovers, and history buffs. Steeped in tradition and surrounded by natural beauty, The Dalles radiates a cultural experience where destiny meets reality.
|Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Wasco County Historical Museum Open year round
The multimedia, interactive museum inspires appreciation and stewardship of the natural and cultural treasures of the Gorge and Wasco County. More Info…
|Fort Dalles Museum & Anderson Homestead Open daily 10a.m. – 5 p.m., March – October. Call for winter hours 541-296-4547.
Fort Dalles Museum, in The Dalles, Oregon, is housed in the Surgeon’s Quarters, the only remaining officer’s house of the 1856 Fort Dalles military complex. The Fort Dalles Museum is Oregon’s oldest history museum; it first opened its doors in 1905. More Info…
|Maryhill Museum of Art 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, March 15 – Nov 15.
Sculptures and watercolors by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings, American Indian art, changing exhibitions and breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge. One of the Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations! More Info…
|Old St. Peter’s Landmark 11am – 3pm Tuesdays – Fridays / 1pm – 3pm Weekends Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Old St. Peter’s Landmark, originally known as St. Peter’s Catholic Church, was built in 1897, and was dedicated on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1898. More Info…
|Original Wasco County Courthouse Summer hours: Thurs thru Sat 11am to 3pm or call for an appointmen
Off-Season by Appointmen
The courthouse was the first courthouse west of the Rocky Mountains. The building housed a sheriff’s office and three jail cells on the first floor and a courtroom upstairs, entered only by the outside staircase. It was located at 3rd and Court Streets where the present City Hall now stands. This small courthouse was used as a public meeting place, church services, as well as the seat of law for the county. More Info…
|Petroglyphs at Columbia Hills State Park Reservation required. Guided tours of the pictographs and petroglyphs (Indian rock art) 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, April to October. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call the park office at (509) 773-5007. Please leave a detailed message with your party size, the dates you have in mind, and your name and phone number. If a ranger does not return your call, call the office again. Do not come for a tour without verbally confirming with a ranger that your reservation has been made. It is advisable to reserve at least two or three weeks in advance, as tours are limited to 25 people and fill up fast. More Info…|
|Pulpit Rock Open year round
Pulpit Rock is a rock about 12 feet tall that was carved by natural elements. It sits right in the middle of the street just South of The Dalles-Wahtonka High School. More Info…
|Rorick House Closed during winter season.
Precise information about origin is scarce but the Moody House, now called the Rorick House, is known to have been built by a non-commissioned officer from the U.S. Army post at The Dalles. The house served as the Sergeant’s Quarters. The year was about 1850, so the military station was at that time called Camp Drum, succeeded by Fort Drum which in turn became Fort Dalles in 1853. More Info…
The Dalles Art Center Open 11am-5pm – Tues-Sat
|The Dalles Dam Visitor Center Daily 9-5, May-Sept. Guided 1-hour tours are offered Sat.-Sun. at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30; reservations are required. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. (541) 296-9778.More Info…|
|The Dalles Downtown Murals Open year round This wonderful artwork welcomes visitors and tourists who stroll into the downtown area via the Union Street overpass that leads to the Columbia River. The underpass project restored access to the river from the historic downtown business district of The Dalles and was completed in September of 2003. More Info…|
|The Dalles Fire Museum The Fire Museum is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, except Holidays and is handicap accessible.The Fire Museum, located in City Hall (originally the Fire Department) was completed in August 2009. The museum was currated by the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in cooperation with the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District in partnership with The City of The Dalles. More Info…|
|Klindt’s Booksellers & Stationers, the oldest bookstore in Oregon.
With our original bookshelves and slightly squeaky floors, we invite you to browse through our vast selection of books, eclectic cards, journals, children’s toys, crafts, stationery and much more. We have a wide selection of titles, both new and out of print. From cooking, baking and brewing to mystery, sci-fi and thriller – we can help you find the book you are looking for.
As the oldest bookstore in Oregon, we are proud to serve the communities of The Dalles, the Columbia River Gorge, the Pacific Northwest and our online customers. More Info…