If you're visiting the Columbia Gorge or entertaining guests, here's a list of suggested attractions:
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Gifford-Pinchot National Forest
Mt. Hood National Forest
Info on kids fishing days, campgrounds, climbing, hikes and more.
Formed by a violent volcanic action. Self-guided exploration access is by wooden steps. Warm clothing and gas lanterns are recommended. Ten miles west of Trout Lake on Highway 142.
Beacon Rock State Park
Bonneville Lock & Dam
Tour the Dam ~ 541-374-8820
Vista House at Crown Point State Park
40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
Corbett OR 97019 | Tel: 503-695-2230
Mt. Hood Railroad
Fun Family excursions from Hood River, featuring many special event trains for children, including Thomas the Tank Engine in June & July, The Little Engine that Could in September, Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express in October, A 1910 Steam Engine in July and the Polar Express in November and December. 800-872-4661
On the Beautiful Columbia Gorge Historic Highway
Telephone & Dining Reservations: 503-695-2376
Daily 8:00am- 9:00pm Second Highest Waterfall in the US
Huge and beautifully crafted, this handsome, historic lodge is enjoyed year round by skiers, hikers and visitors of all ages who come just to experience the extraordinary setting. Located off of Highway 26, on the south side of Mt. Hood .
The Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge
Cruise the Columbia Gorge ~ 503-224-3900 or 800-224-3901
Located 28 miles south of Hood River . Head South on Tucker Road , follow the signs to Dee . Drive through Dee and follow the signs up to Lost Lake .
Hood River Children's Park
9th and Eugene Sts in Hood River
Hood River Skate and BMX Park
20 th and Wasco Streets
Mike's Ice Cream
504 Oak St in downtown Hood River
Hood River Public Swimming Pool
Wet Planet Whitewater
White water rafting/kayak instruction kids & adults.
Maryhill Museum of Art
A world-class museum located on beautiful groomed grounds isolated on a rugged bluff above the Columbia River east of Wishram. Opened in 1940 by pioneer Sam hill, the museum's many fine exhibits include a large Rodin collection and extensive Indian artifacts. Museum open March 15 to November 15. Group visits are welcome.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Wasco County Historical Museum
Experience the sights and sounds of the geologic creation of the Columbia River Gorge, Native American Life and Pioneer settlement. It’s a truly fun experience, located on a beautiful Bluff overlooking the Columbia River complete with family friendly hiking trails.