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Bonneville Lock & Dam

Cascade Locks, OR 97014-0150
+1 541-374-8820
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Spans the Columbia River and links Oregon and Washington.
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Nice visitors center with exhibits and movies on the history of construction of the Bonneville Lock and Dam. Right in the same area as the major falls of the Columbia River Gorge. Worth a one hour visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy day and we were looking for something to do rather than hike around in the rain. This was a perfect place to visit. Nicole, the guide, did a very good job explaining things. She had a good style and was perfect...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful stop after joining all of the tourists that visit the falls. You can see a fish ladder from above ground as well as below through several windows. The power generating story and tour is well worth while as well as the...More

Thank Ekeller115
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Check out the Fish Viewing Building from the north side of the Columbia River, just a few miles west of the Bridge of the Gods. It is really cool to see the salmon swimming upstream through the underwater windows on the first floor. It is...More

Thank ARretired
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Very good displays, movies and tour without any costt. The Corps of Engineers offers a free tour and a look at the dam's power house for those interested in the history and interworkings of the lock and dam. On the lower level there are large...More

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We didn't plan on stopping here but we're so glad we did! Beautiful information and learning center. Great views and happy volunteers and rangers!

Thank Cali4niaMermaid
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

The dam and power house were interesting. Because we took the tour with the Corps of Engineers representative, we were allowed to visit the power house, even down by the turbines. We also enjoyed the informative movie.

Thank mcgGeorgia
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The visitor center and tour of the dam are fantastic. Felt like we got a better view and understanding of the workings of the dam than at any other one we've visited. You get right next to the generators an the diagrams are well done....More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

We spent some time at the visitor center. There is a safety inspection before you drive into the visitor center. We first visited the locks visitor center. This is where the boats go through locks to go past the dam to continue on their cruise...More

Thank mini
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It's amazing to be able to see what's involved with the design and engineering of building a dam and locks. Just look at the big turbine! Even more amazing that you can see the ladders that the fish use and find out that people used...More

Thank PrisMiko
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roxirascal
27 December 2016|
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Response from ThomasTCat | Reviewed this property |
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers operates and maintains the Bonneville Lock and Dam. The phone number for further information is 541-374-8442.
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ger w
16 May 2015|
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Response from amcord | Reviewed this property |
Bonneville Dam has a fish count that is available online. This will help you keep track. I can't put the link here, but you can find it in the "Columbian" newspaper from Vancouver, WA.
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