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The Dalles

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Address: Interstate Highway 84 and Highway 197, The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone Number: +1 541-296-2231

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Beautiful scenery at the Dalles

We stopped here for the views of the river and the beauty of the gorge. The town is very walking friendly. Full of history and there was a Thai restaurant that was fantastic!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Black Diamond

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Black Diamond
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here for the views of the river and the beauty of the gorge. The town is very walking friendly. Full of history and there was a Thai restaurant that was fantastic!

Thank oghunter
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see the murals and learn about the history of this town which was so important to the development of the area.

Thank David190343
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Instead of blowing right by, it is worth stopping and exploring The Dalles. Two wonderful Museums, The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center and Fort Dalles, some unique and friendly downtown shops and some very good restaurants. It also has Oregon's oldest bookstore. Take in a wine tasting and a drive to the park above town, where you can take in fantastic... More 

Thank detaildiva
Gladstone, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Dalles is the kind of place that makes you feel comfortable. Once you explore the town and meet a few of it's people, you become more convinced that it is a place in which you would like to live. The people are all so friendly and helpful, it is like asomeone took a hunk of "middle America" and deposited... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful area. Easy to travel and still take in the beautiful sights in the area. Roads are good to travel and traffic wasn't too bad for the weekend

Thank sierrabreeze65
Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Columbia Gorge River area from Portland to The Dalles is a great drive. The river has several waterfalls to stop and look at, along with several turn outs to view Washington State across the river. I suggest you take this drive and look at the mighty handywork that God has made for this area.

Thank Dale B
St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We couldn't find much to do in this sleepy little town, so we went to the Chamber of Commerce and they were so uninformed. We said we heard about a scenic highway along the Columbia River Gorge and asked where it was. They told us that we could get the best view from main Highway 84 and didn't know about... More 

Thank ThomasTCat
Oregon City, Oregon, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

You can walk the entire business district in about an hour. There were a number of antique stores that we were interested, but in my opinion were way over priced.

Thank Orphie27
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Luckily we had some awesome B&B hosts and a couple of really great pub/wineries to visit. The downtown shopping is in need of updates and pizzazz. Lots of closed businesses on a Saturday and Sunday with people walking around wondering what to see. Missed opportunities for sure. Many folks diverting to Hood River to spend their money.

Thank Kelly A
Thousand Oaks, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

But unfortunately, The Dalles is a weary town situated in a historical location...made disappointing by the power dam which obliterated the waterfalls and rapids which made this place so famous in the Oregon Trail days... The Columbia River Gorge is spectacular, but the town of The Dalles...miss-able for sure.

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