is an unassuming little building that boasts a significant history. This wood-frame, two-story building in The Dalles once was the seat of government for the largest county in the United States. The building is one of the last surviving territorial courthouses and is on the National Register of Historic Places. When Wasco County was established in 1854, the county boundaries extended from the summit of the Cascade Mountains to the summit of the Rockies, and included parts of Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. View historical items and artifacts from those early days when this was the first county courthouse built west of the Rockies. Located behind The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors/ Center, in Trevitt’s Historic District.
410 West 2nd Place PO Box 839 The Dalles, Oregon 97058
preserves and interprets our diverse heritage, connecting visitors to Cascade Locks with the history of our community. Cascade Locks Museum is home to the Oregon Pony, the first steam locomotive built and operated on the West Coast.
417 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR
Immerse yourself in the history, culture and hospitality of the people who have lived on this land for more than 10,000 years. Come to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and experience the storied past, rich present and bright future of our tribes through interactive exhibits, special events and a Living Culture Village. More than just a museum, Tamástslikt celebrates the traditions of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes. With dramatic exhibits, renowned artwork and interesting — and yes, fun — events year-round. Tamástslikt Cultural Institute offers a 10,000-year-voyage in a single afternoon.
supports three museums in one small town:
- Fred E. Harlow House Museum, 726 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
- Barn Exhibit Hall – King of Roads Exhibit, 732 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
- 1907 Depot Rail Museum & 1975 Union Pacific Caboose, 473 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
Contact: LeAnn Stephan
732 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, Oregon (Office & Barn Exhibit Hall)
219 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, Oregon (mailing address)
is located in the heart of The Dalles downtown historic district. The museum captures the history, craftsmanship, and culture that shaped America, as seen through the lens of the signage and advertising industry.
The museum is filled with one of the largest collections of neon signage and artifacts related to the sign industry in the world.
interprets the Natural and Cultural history of what’s considered the heart of the Columbia River Gorge through award winning, thought provoking displays, artifacts, text panels.
Our museum features a Telly award winning geology film to wet your appetite of the Gorge’s creation, Native American history and beautiful baskets, a life size Fishwheel replica, World’s largest Rosary collection, quilts, art, airplane, automobiles, logging, railroad, riverboat, mining history, and much more?
is located at the eastern gateway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is home to numerous exhibits to help introduce visitors to the geology, flora, fauna, history, and economic development of the Gorge. Learn how balance among many competing interests is helping preserve the region for future generations.
welcomes visitors intrigued by how the past fashions the now. We celebrate the many peoples whose histories, cultures, and contemporary life overlap here. Lewis and Clark documented a small Indian village nearby. Today we spotlight pivotal cultural contributions to who we are as a community: Native American, pioneer and settler, agriculturists and loggers, the Japanese and LatinX experiences, and the thrilling world of mountain and water sports.
explores the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation. This extensive collection spans three-and-a-half indoor acres of over 350 airplanes, automobiles, motorcycles, and military vehicles from the 1910s to the 1970s to see and enjoy. As a living history museum, WAAAM’s collection is still fully operating – from the 1917 Curtiss Jenny and 1907 Everybody’s Motor Buggy to the 1966 Corvette Stingray and the one-and-only World War II Stearman Model 70. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.
is one of the Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations, with plenty to engage visitors both inside and out.
Experience a gallery of works by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings, objects from the palaces of Queen Marie of Romania, Orthodox icons, unique international chess sets, and haute couture miniatures of Théâtre de la Mode. A permanent display of art made by Indigenous Peoples of North America features a wide array of baskets, beadwork, carved wood and lithics, as well as other material from prehistoric through contemporary. The museum also presents rotating special exhibitions, educational programs, family activities and special events.
Outside you can enjoy expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge and the William and Catherine Dickson Sculpture Park, which is dotted with large-scale outdoor sculpture from the museum’s permanent collection. The museum’s grounds are an official site on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and a Native Plant Garden highlights plants collected by Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery during their 1805-1806 trek through the area. A café and museum shop make for a well-rounded experience.
Nearby is a full-size Stonehenge replica built by Sam Hill, the museum’s founder, and the historic Maryhill Loops Road.