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Sumpter Valley Dredge

482 Mill St, Sumpter, OR 97877-2102
+1 541-894-2486
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Visiting the Sumpter Valley Dredge

We rode the locomotive cab of the Sumpter Valley Railroad from McEwen to Sumpter, where we found... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
mikewestby2017
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Portland, Oregon
One in a Kind

Really interesting huge piece of Machinery used in Mining. Stop and walk the trail around it and... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
drdroad
,
MORENO VALLEY
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We rode the locomotive cab of the Sumpter Valley Railroad from McEwen to Sumpter, where we found the Sumpter Valley Dredge, which was a nice attraction to visit while we waited for our return train ride back to McEwen. It's a definite must see when...More

1  Thank mikewestby2017
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Really interesting huge piece of Machinery used in Mining. Stop and walk the trail around it and read the explanations of what it was used for.

Thank drdroad
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We visited the Sumpter Valley Dredge on an Alfa Romeo tour through Eastern Oregon. Interesting to see a big boat and crane in the middle of this desolate part of Oregon, and then the miles of "rock tailings" left behind after the search for gold....More

Thank Krisinseattle
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This old dredge has been restored and has quite a story to tell! Hard to believe it only took three people to operate and that it ran 24 hours a day, 363 days a year.

Thank Seth M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for 45 years. The dredge used to be half sunken and in horrible shape. We climbed all over it as kids. Now the have done a great job of restoration. Great bit of history.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Wonderful visit to Sumpter Gold Dredge. Very friendly and informative volunteers in the information center/shop. Well maintained walking paths around the area. Great stop on our tour of Eastern Oregon.

Thank KMAAI
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent week in Sumpter and managed to visit this many times. Each time there was a different person talking about the history and we saw something new. A real treasure of our Oregon history. Parking was great as is the area and the people running...More

Thank Kalii
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This historic Gold Dredge is a very cool thing to go visit. It has an interesting history and is a quite unique piece of history and machinery. The park it is in is very pretty and has a bunch of great walking trails, ponds, and...More

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I have been here numerous times. I really enjoy this area of Oregon. The Dredge has tours, there is a gift shop, gold panning and a lot of local wildlife. There is a lot to do here in my opinion with the local museum, pioneer...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I have been to this area several times in my life. Once when I was 12, then with my children in 1993 and now again that I'm retired. They have preserved this dredge so beautifully since I saw it the first 2 times. It's truly...More

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