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  1. Applegate Trail Interpretive Center Museum

    What was it like to come to Oregon in a wagon train?  Why is Jesse Applegate regarded as one of Oregon’s first statesmen?  What was the geopolitical import of the Applegate Trail? This stop, easily found off I-5, teaches Oregon history, pioneer history and lifestyle, and…

    Location: 500 Sunny Valley Loop, Sunny Valley, OR 97497
  2. Architectural Heritage Center

    The Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) is located in the the oldest standing commercial building on the east side of the Willamette River. Each year more than 30 education programs and exhibits held there cover topics from Portland history to area architects, and architectural styles. The AHC is…

    Location: 701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
  3. Ashford Creek Pottery

    Original stoneware, paintings, and glassworks at this tiny and adored gallery reflect Pacific Northwest spirituality and celebrate the natural beauty. Located in a small mountain community of Ashford, visitors can enjoy distinctive handcrafted pottery that has embraced the essence of Mount Rainier’s flora for over…

    Location: 30510 State Route 706 East, Ashford, WA 98304
  4. Bohemia Mining District

    There are a variety of opportunities to enjoy your time in the Bohemia Mining District. With a gold mining history dating back to the mid-1800s and remnants of the historical buildings remaining today, it makes for a nice Sunday drive. The U.S. Forest Service manages…

  5. Bridge of the Gods

    If the fiery volcanoes and mighty Columbia River are the heart and soul of the Central Cascades, it is the Bridge of the Gods that connects the two.  There are actually three bridges – one of myth, one geologic and the present-day cantilevered metal span. …

    Location: Cascade Locks, OR
  6. Cascade Locks

    Cascade Locks was originally called Whiskey Flats. Home to more than 100 bars, saloons and bordellos at one point, the town’s name was changed before the locks were built in the late 1800s to accommodate steamboat travel (and races) up the Columbia to the inland empire. The…

    Location: 100 Wa-Na-Pa St., Cascade Locks, OR 97014
  7. Celilo Falls and Celilo Park

    Wy-am, or Celilo Falls, once one of North America’s largest waterfalls, offered life-sustaining salmon and served as a gathering place for thousands of Native Americans for more than 10,000 years.  The profound significance of this site is still felt today.  Construction of The Dalles Dam…

    Location: Exit 97, Interstate Hwy 84, Celilo Village, OR 97058
  8. Celilo First Salmon Ceremony

    This is the key annual ceremony devoted to the first salmon to arrive at the site of sacred Celilo Falls, (now buried by the reservoir behind The Dalles Dam), the single most significant indigenous fresh-water fishery in the entire Columbia River Basin, sacred to all the…

    Location: Celilo Village, OR
  9. City of Dufur

    Dufur is a small, rural agricultural community that’s striving to preserve its local history through buildings, museums and festivals. Dufur’s location is close enough to metropolitan populations (2 hours from Portland) to allow “city dwellers” the opportunity to experience some of what rural Oregon has…

    Location: 040 Main Street, Dufur, OR 97021
  10. Collier Memorial State Park

    Collier Memorial State Park & Logging Museum features an outdoor museum of historic logging equipment and a Pioneer Village with nine historic log structures. The park is situated in a beautiful setting among large old-growth ponderosa pines at the confluence of crystal-clear Spring Creek and…

    Location: 46000 Hwy 97 N., Chiloquin, OR 97624
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