Our oldest daughter lived in The Dalles for many years and we visited her several times so were familiar with the area. Nice place to visit.
My favorite place on the Columbia Gorge. I stayed here a week, and traveled as far West as all the falls. Downtown full of historic buildings and murals. Rode my bike over the Bridge.
we enjoyed getting up close and personal with the river as we looked over the dam. sadly some people have left trash down there. you can watch fish traveling through the dam bipass on a 65 inch screen via a webcam. staff there were friendly young folks.
Haven't lived there for years, but what a great place and filled with history. Check with the Chamber of Commerce for walking tour brochures and learn about some of the OLD homes there, some well over 100 years old. All sorts of great history downtown, a mint, the former Sunshine Biscuit company, Baldwin's used to be a saddle shop, the... More
On the east end of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, The Dalles offers more than great wind surfing. The dam ("The Dalles Dam") is worth a visit because of its size, tours, and parks. The nearby Columbia Hills State Park (Washington side) has great camping and swimming and the nearby Horsethief Butte is the best rock-climbing practice area in... More
Lovely town. Excellent place to stay after driving up the Columbia River Gorge from Portland. Good selection of restaurants and microbreweries
The scenery on the drive to The Dalles is great, the shopping downtown, and food. Easy access to freeway.
On the highway, if you really don't have to stop, there are better places to spend your time. That said, it's an essential center for food, stores, gas stations and used cars in this depressed region of eastern Oregon and Washington. Not much of a memorable stop, about 2 miles of strip malls bordering a run-down "down-town"...a few good places... More
Pronounced Dowles, took me awhile to get that right, well i drove along the dam exit accessing me to the immense dam and seeing these monster structures up close, they are intimidating to say the least and if you think fishing for salmon along this stretch is ANYTHING but easy and terrifying to boot! The local indians have built flimsy... More
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