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  1. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

    The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum is the official interpretive center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  It rests on a stunning 54-acre point of land overlooking the Columbia River and the Klickitat Hills, and occupies a 50,000-square-foot building recognized with an…

    Location: 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058
  2. Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

    Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum brings to life the human stories and natural history of one our nation’s most compelling landscapes. After seeing the Gorge with your own eyes, the Museum tells…

    Location: 990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648
  3. Culp Creek

    More than 50 years ago, Culp Creek was a bustling logging-company town.  Families lived in company houses, shopped at company stores and sent their kids to the company school.  The loggers worked for Bohemia.  (There was a picture of a local resident driving a Bohemia jitney in a 1947…

    Location: Exit 174 from I5 to Dorena, drive past dorena lake to Culp Creek, Culp Creek, OR
  4. Dog Creek Indian Rock Shelter

    The Dog Creek Indian Rock Shelter is a huge boulder that is concave on the downhill side and has numerous red, ochre and black pictograms painted in the protected areas. The site illustrates first hand the artistry of the Native Americans of long ago. The site is…

    Location: off Illahe Flat Rd.,off Hwy. 138, app. 40 miles East of Roseburg, OR
  5. Dufur Threshing Bee

    The Dufur Threshing Bee is a glimpse back in time to the early settlers’ way of life. It includes demonstrations of farming, equipment, clothing, blacksmithing, a schoolhouse, and the settlers’ overall way of life. Specially trained horses are used to demonstrate harvesting equipment like plowing,…

    Location: 040 Main Street, Dufur, OR 97021
  6. Elkton Community Education Center

    Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC) captures the essence of rural Oregon’s beauty, culture and history at its site along the Umpqua River Scenic Byway.  The high school student staff offers tours of the butterfly pavilion, the 4.5-acre Native Oregon Botanical Garden with thematic outdoor sculptures,…

    Location: 15850 State Hwy 38, Elkton, OR 97436
  7. Enola Hill

    Enola Hill, since time immemorial, has been a place utilized by American Indians from all around the Northwest for vision quests, ceremonies, huckleberry picking, medicine gathering, hunting, fishing and other activities at this usual and accustomed place.  It is here that nature, culture and history…

    Location: East of Rhododendron on south side of Zig Zag Mountain, Rhododendron, OR 97049
  8. Flippin Castle

    Tom Flippin believed in the adage that a man’s home is his castle. The son of Oregon pioneers, he was working in the woods by the time he was 17. In his early 20s, he had acquired his own timberland, built a mill, married and…

    Location: 620 S.W. Tichenor, Clatskanie, OR 97016
  9. Forest Learning Center

    Learn about the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens and the resulting recovery and reforestation efforts. Walk through a life-size replica of a pre-blast forest; then watch actual eruption footage while standing inside a re-created blast zone. Sit in a helicopter cockpit for a virtual…

    Location: 17000 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA 98649
  10. Fort Klamath Historic Site and Museum

    The Fort Klamath historic site is situated in the beautiful Wood River Valley just south of Crater Lake National Park. America’s most costly war against an Indian tribe was prosecuted from Fort Klamath in 1872-73. Hundreds of Army troops were staged here during the six-month…

    Location: 51400 Highway 62, Fort Klamath, OR 97626
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