Columbia Gorge Links
USDA Forest Service / Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area — http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act of 1986 established the Discovery Center as the official (national)
interpretive center for the Gorge. Historic and current information about the Columbia Gorge; helpful to recreational visitors.
Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute — http://www.gorgeecology.org
Life-long learning opportunities to foster a sense of wonder and community stewardship of the Columbia River Gorge's natural
The Historic Columbia River Highway — http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/HCRH
Current topics and information about the historic highway, updated regularly by the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Lewis and Clark Links
PBS Online: Lewis and Clark — http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark
Companion site to the Ken Burns film, 'Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.' Information on the explorers,
expedition journals, trip timeline and maps, interviews with historical experts, an overview of Native American tribes, and
Lewis and Clark — http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisclark
National Geographic Kids' expedition gallery, with references.
Lewis and Clark Trail — http://www.LewisAndClarkTrail.com
Historical account of the Corps of Discovery along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Includes an events calendar, trail properties, and
Following the Voyage of Discovery —http://www.lewisandclark.com/facts/faqs.html
A few historical FAQs, with an expedition map.
The Trail of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery — http://lewis-clark-trail.us
This unique travel guide locates hundreds of attractions along the trail pioneered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Area Chamber and Visitor Associations
Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association — http://www.crgva.org
The CRGVA is a non-profit organization representing various businesses and organizations that provide services and
information to visitors throughout the Gorge.
The Dalles Chamber of Commerce — http://www.thedalleschamber.com
Located three miles from the Discovery Center in downtown The Dalles; local business listings, lodging, recreational,
and event information.
Hood River County Chamber of Commerce — http://hoodriver.org
Located in Hood River, OR; local business listings, lodging, recreational, and event information.
The Dalles and Wasco County History Links
Wasco County Visitor Information — http://co.wasco.or.us/county/visitors_main.cfm
Learn more about places to see and things to do while visiting The Dalles and other communities within Wasco County.
Historic The Dalles Days Oregon — http://www.historicthedalles.org
Includes local history for The Dalles and surrounding communities, a local calendar of events, information on the Fort Dalles
Days and Rodeo, and links to area attractions including the Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, the Original Wasco
County Courthouse, and the Old St. Peter’s landmark.
Other Museums of Interest
Maryhill Museum of Art — http://www.maryhillmuseum.org
Just 29 miles from the Discovery Center near the eastern entry to the Columbia River Gorge in Maryhill, WA; features sculptures
and other works from Rodin, and art and artifacts from around the Pacific Northwest.
Oregon History Museum (Oregon Historical Society Museum) — http://www.ohs.org
Located in Portland, OR; preserving and thoughtfully interpreting Oregon's past.
Yakima Valley Museum — http://www.yakimavalleymuseum.org
Offers historical displays focusing on the Yakima Valley; its natural history, Native American culture, early pioneer life, and the
roots and development of the Valley's fruit industry.
The Museum at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute — http://www.tamastslikt.org
Located in Pendleton, OR; dedicated to the cultural history of the indigenous Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla
The Museum at Warm Springs — http://www.museumatwarmsprings.org
Conceived and created by The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, OR.
State Visitor Information Links
Columbia River Gorge Travel Information with Road and Weather Conditions — http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCmap.asp?
Oregon — http://www.traveloregon.com
Washington — http://www.experiencewa.com