The Dalles and surrounding area has the best of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, golf, whitewater rafting & kayaking, windsurfing, kite boarding, downhill & cross country skiing.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Wasco County Historical Museum is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge. It is filled with exhibits, art, and Native American crafts. Learn how the Gorge was created, about the native people of Wasco County, and Lewis & Clark’s exploration. Children will enjoy the Kids Explorer Room featuring an archaeological dig. Visit http://www.gorgediscovery.org for more information.
Northwest Cherry Festival & Parade is a wonderful way to start off spring. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the spring. Come to The Dalles during April for this fun festival.
Take a walking tour of The Dalles historic down town area. Discover the beautiful murals telling the history of The Dalles.
Fishing on the Columbia River is a great way to spend the day. There are a number of local guides. One that we recommend is Bob Toman Guide Service.
Rafting is only a short drive away. There are a number of guides to take you on a fun and wet adventure. A couple that we recommend are River Drifters and Blue Sky Outfitters.
Wineries & Brew Pubs are located throughout the Gorge. Here are a few we recommend.