Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

geese near edge of Columbia River and Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler in the background
Geese look over the Columbia River and a riverboat stands upstream at Cascade Locks. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Exhibits interpret Ice Age floods, 13,000 years of cultural history, Lewis and Clark, the Oregon Trail, transportation, agriculture and commerce of the region. Native plant restoration and live raptor programs promote conservation and stewardship.​
Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Laura Matzer​, Executive Director
Address: 5000 Discovery Dr., The Dalles 97058 
Phone: 541-296-8600 
Fax: 541-298-8660