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History & Culture


History & Culture, Historic Balch Hotel

40 Main Street

Dufur, OR

We are dedicated to preserving information about life in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the the 20th century. Our goals are to save what we can of the memories, the know-how that existed then. We want our children to be able to appreciate how far we've come, and for the memories of those who've gone before us to be honored. Our museum displays include a log cabin, schoolhouse, cook-shack and antique farming equipment.

Open seasonally, May thru September. Wed-Sat 10-5. Call (541) 467-2205 for more information.

History & Culture, Historic Balch Hotel

5000 Discovery Drive

The Dalles, OR

(541) 296-8600

Recently voted #12 Top Fan-Favorite Destination in Oregon! This multimedia, interactive museum inspires appreciation and stewardship of the natural and cultural treasures of the Gorge and Wasco County. Exhibits focus on the volcanic upheaval and raging floods that created the Gorge, the unique flora and fauna of the region, and eleven thousand years of cultural history.

Collections include hundreds of American Indian baskets from throughout the Pacific Northwest, photo archives (partially available on-line), and local genealogical files available in the William G. Dick Library. In addition to touring the many fascinating exhibits, visitors can spend time viewing films in the theater located on site, or walking the native plant trail. Spend the whole day and relax for lunch or coffee break at the Basalt Rock Cafe.

History & Culture, Historic Balch Hotel

500 W. 15th Street and Garrison

The Dalles, Oregon 97058

Phone: 541-296-4547

Take a tour of our unique collection of pioneer and military artifacts and antique wagons at one of the old west’s most pivotal places in history. You will enjoy viewing our exhibits and walking on the grounds of this military fort, built during the 1800s

History & Culture, Historic Balch Hotel

220 E 4th Street The Dalles, OR

(541) 296-4759

The Dalles Art Center facility is a designated historic building by the State of Oregon. The building was originally constructed in 1910. This was one of thousands of Carnegie libraries built around the world by the late Andrew Carnegie, a multi-millionaire, founder of US Steel and a widely respected philanthropist.

WAAM Museum, Hood River OR

1600 Air Museum Road Hood River, OR

(541) 308-1600

Recently voted #6 Top Fan-Favorite Destination. Don't miss it. WAAAM has one of the largest collections of still-flying antique airplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country. The items on display at this museum are not only full of history… they're full of LIFE! Aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, tractors, military jeeps and engines all get their day in the sun again at WAAAM.

Maryhill Museum, WA

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

(509) 773-3733

Maryhill Museum of Art collects, presents and preserves art and historical and natural resources, to enrich and educate residents and visitors of the Pacific Northwest.



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