Activities in The Dalles

Weekday or Weekend Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River (50% Off)

Indian Creek Golf Course

Hood River

$110 $55

Water hazards loom on 11 holes as Mount Hood & Mount Adams peak above horizon at scenic golf course awarded for environmental work

Tour, Wine Tasting, Flight, and Cheese Plate for Two, Four, or Six at Phelps Creek Vineyards (Up to 66% Off)

Phelps Creek Vineyards

Hood River

$160 $75

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During two-hour visits, wine specialists shepherd groups through a 30-acre vineyard and treat them to barrel tasting and a cheese plate

Membership or Visit to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Dalles

$35 $17

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Sprawled across 54 acres, dynamic, interactive center celebrates the heritage and native wildlife of the Columbia Gorge and its surroundings

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Jacob Williams Winery in Columbia Gorge (51% Off)

Jacob Williams Winery

Columbia Gorge

$35 $17

Family-owned winery with award-winning wines & newly built tasting room overlooking the majestic Columbia River Gorge

Winery Tour, Barrel Tasting, and Blending Lesson for Two with Take-Home Bottles at Wind River Cellars (Up to 56% Off)

Wind River Cellars

Husum

$110 $49

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Visitors enjoy views of Mt. Hood as they take a guided tour of the vineyard, sample 12 wines, and blend their own bottle to take home

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Shared Cart at Skamania Lodge (Up to 50% Off)

Skamania Lodge

Stevenson

$110 $59

Sharp elevation changes and stunning views characterize this par-70 course on the banks of the Columbia River

Annual Membership or One-Day Admission for Two to Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

Stevenson

$40 $20

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Museum tells the story of Columbia Gorge from the viewpoint of both 19th century pioneers and the Chinook people who lived there long before

18-Hole Rounds of Golf with Power Cart for One, Two, or Four at Beacon Rock Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Beacon Rock Golf Course

North Bonneville

$41 $20

18-hole course set against Beacon Rock and Archer Mountain wends its way around Hardy Creek

Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Dance Evolution (65% Off)

Dance Evolution

Washougal

$55 $19

From the merchant: We provide a wide range of dance classes for every member of the family aged 1–99.

Month of Gymnastics or Dance Classes for One or Two, or Four Open-Gym Visits at Rigert Elite Gymnastics (Up to 55% Off)

Rigert Elite Gymnastics

Troutdale

$50 $25

Seasoned coaches lead boys and girls through gymnastics basics or ballet movements; kids tumble around the facility during open gym

One or Two Months of Classes and a Uniform at U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association (Up to 93% Off)

U.S. World Class Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$225 $19

Trained instructors teach kids and adults the basics of martial arts, improving their confidence, discipline, and agility in the process

Parent-Tot or Youth Swim Lessons for One or Two Kids or Family Day Pass at LaCamas Swim & Sport (Up to 52% Off)

LaCamas Swim & Sport

Camas

$65 $35

Parents and toddlers or big kids alone learn basic water safety and swimming skills in a comfortable, fun setting

Four Consecutive Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes in the Morning or Evening from Adventure Boot Camp (Up to 75% Off)

Adventure Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $39

Outdoor boot-camp sessions keep bodies motoring at their own pace with cardio and strength interval drills led by certified trainers

$39 for Four Beginner Drop-In Classes at Revolution Parkour ($60 Value)

Revolution Parkour Gresham

Gresham

$60 $39

Instructors teach the basics of parkour's gravity-defying practice and help students efficiently and safely navigate obstacles

$45 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Your Music Tutor

Your Music Tutor

Gresham

$100 $45

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$30 towards 4 Drop-In Group Fitness Classes ($60 value) — Ballastic Box

Ballistic Box

Gresham-North Central

$60 $30

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5 or 10 Classes at CrossFit Mt. Hood (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Mt. Hood

Downtown Gresham

$75 $20

Inside 4,440-sq.-ft. gym, experienced trainer caters dynamic CrossFit workouts to students of all ages and fitness levels

One or Three Months of Unlimited Karate Classes at Dragon Arts Karate (Up to 71% Off)

Dragon Arts Karate

Downtown Gresham

$90 $29

Sensei imparts self-defense skills in karate classes that boost students' strength, confidence, and both mental and physical discipline

$39 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Foundation Classes at CrossFit PDX ($90 Value)

CrossFit PDX

Gresham-Northwest

$90 $39

CrossFit classes use functional movements during high-intensity workouts to test and improve stamina, strength, and speed

General Admission with Corn Maze Passes and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Liepold Farms (Up to 51% Off)

Liepold Farms

Boring

$15 $7.50

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Fall farm features six-acre corn maze, plus kids activities including a corn kernel sandbox

$30 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga West Linn and Happy Valley ($125 Value)

Bikram Yoga West Linn and Happy Valley

Multiple Locations

$125 $30

Hot air circulates in the spacious studio, helping students increase flexibility as they flow through Bikram’s 26 poses

Four Weeks of Classes with One or Two Classes Per Week at US World Class Taekwondo Association (Up to 87% Off)

US World Class Taekwondo Association

Multiple Locations

$115 $19

Instructors teach students ages 4 and older martial arts skills, as well as self-confidence and discipline

Two or Four 60-Minute Private or Couples Riding Lessons at The Cameron Ranch (Up to 60% Off)

The Cameron Ranch

Woodland

$120 $59

Lessons within the ranch’s covered arena focus on grooming, saddling, and bridling the horse as well as proper riding posture

13-Visit Punch Card for Round of Golf for Juniors, Seniors, or Adults at The Children's Course (Up to 44% Off)

The Children's Course

Gladstone

$45 $25

Course dedicated to development of junior golfers helps kids build life skills, character, and healthy-living choices

$39 for a Five-Hour Wine Tour to Three Wineries from Twilite Limousine and Tour Company ($78 Value)

Twilite Limousine and Tour Company

Oregon City

$78 $39

Chauffeured tour of three Oregon wineries with tasting fees included

5 or 10 One-Hour Boot Camp Fitness Classes from Body Tool Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Body Tool Fitness

McLoughlin

$90 $39

Boot camp instructors strengthen muscles, bolster cardio fitness, and increase flexibility with functional movements during one-hour classes

$59 for $129 Worth of Martial Arts — Martial Arts America

Martial Arts America

Junction City

$129 $59

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Two or Four 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Amethyst Performance Horses (Up to 51% Off)

Amethyst Performance Horses

Silver Bullet Stables

$100 $49

Lessons with equestrian instructor emphasize safety, equitation, grooming, tacking, and bridling

Willamette Falls Kayak or Standup-Paddleboard Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Northwest River Guides (Up to 66% Off)

Northwest River Guides

eNRG Kayaking

$138 $49

Kayakers and paddleboarders skim under scenic bridges and past rock walls before reaching the base of the Willamette River's 40 ft. falls

$40 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Park Place Music Academy

Park Place Music Academy

Park Place

$90 $40

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5 or 10 Private Piano Lessons at Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio

Oregon City

$100 $40

Students hone their technique and musicality in private piano lessons

One Month of Women-Only Group Training for One or Two at Fit For Excellence (Up to 64% Off)

Fit For Excellence

Oregon City

$150 $55

Seasoned trainers challenge and encourage exercisers to achieve their fitness goals in women-only group sessions

$67 for $150 Groupon — Warehouse Fitness, LLC

Warehouse Fitness, Llc

McLoughlin

$150 $67

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$275 for All-Day Fishing Trip for Three People from Oregon City Charters ($525 Value)

Oregon City Charters

Oregon city

$525 $275

Professional angler guides groups to the most bountiful fishing areas in hopes of catching salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon

Wine Flights with Take-Home Logo Glasses for Two or Four at Kings Raven Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Kings Raven Winery

McLoughlin

$29 $14

Third-generation winemakers follow environmentally friendly practices to create a selection of delicate, sophisticated wines

Kayak or SUP Lesson for One or Two, or Willamette Falls Kayak Tour for Two from eNRG Kayaking (Up to 59% Off)

eNRG Kayaking

Oregon City

$40 $20

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Experienced guides teach kayaking or standup paddleboarding, or guests traverse the Willamette River to Willamette Falls

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

One or Three Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at One Taekwondo Academy (Up to 93% Off)

One Taekwondo Academy

Multiple Locations

$220 $19

Students learn self-defense techniques, such as blocks, strikes,and kicks, while building discipline and confidence

Four Introductory Martial Arts Classes for One or Two Children at Premier Martial Arts (Up to 64% Off)

Premier Martial Arts

Robinwood

$68 $25

Children develop confidence, strength, and positive attitudes during martial arts lessons with other children their own age

$32 for $55 Worth of Music Lessons — Kit Taylor School Of Music

Kit Taylor

Jennings Lodge

$55 $32

Furthering skills on the piano for any age and any skill level. One-on-one lessons. Fun, no pressure environment.

Membership for Two or Family, Interactive Events, Party, or Camp at Portland Aquarium (Up to 53% Off)

Portland Aquarium

Milwaukie

$89.95 $45

Thousands of species, including stingrays, jellyfish, leopard shark, and fish native to Oregon's coast

5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at Making Of Champions CrossFit (Up to 81% Off)

Making Of Champions CrossFit

Milwaukie Business-Industrial Park

$75 $15

Master the CrossFit techniques and philosophy; workouts blend cardio, strength training, plyometrics, and gymnastics

$19 for $74 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Bee Martial Arts Acadamy

Bee Martial Arts

Milwaukie

$74 $19

Learn to be more self confident and focused while managing your weight and having fun

One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes in the Morning or Any Time at CrossFit Timber (Up to 80% Off)

CrossFit Timber

Milwaukie

$135 $29

Students of any body type lift, run, throw, and kettlebell their way to health with scalable CrossFit workout routines

Admission for Two or Four, or Private Tour for Up to 20 at Philip Foster Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Philip Foster Farm

Eagle Creek

$10 $6

Guides dressed in historical garb educate guests on the rich history that the farm played in establishing Oregon as a state

10 Bikram Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell (Up to 79% Off) 

Bikram Hot Yoga Hazel Dell

West Hazel Dell

$140 $29

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Gain strength and flexibility in intense classical Bikram yoga classes led by certified instructors

$9 for Two Movie Tickets and One Large Popcorn at Kiggins Theatre ($16.50 Value)

Kiggins Theatre

Esther Short

$16.50 $9

Catch a classic flick with a friend at a landmark community theater that's been around since 1936

Historic Segway Tour for One or Two from Vancouver Segway Tours (Up to 41% Off)

Vancouver Segway Tours

Hudson's Bay

$75 $45

90-minute tour includes safety information and Segway instruction plus sweeping views of historic Fort Vancouver and the Columbia River

Open Skating or 9 Weeks of Lessons, at Mountain View Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Mountain View Ice Arena

Cascade Park

$25 $12

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Ice rink that plays home to Vancouver Vipers hosts 35 hours of public-skate a week; lessons taught using USFSA Basic Skills Program

$28 for $80 Worth of Boxing Lessons — JRT Boxing & MMA Gym

Jrt Boxing & Mma Gym

Vancouver

$80 $28

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One or Two Months of Gym Access with CrossFit & Group Fitness Classes–inferno Fitness & Sports (Up to 52% Off)

inferno Fitness & Sports

Vancouver

$39.99 $21

25,000-sq.-ft. gym with exercise equipment, full-size basketball court, and dedicated instructors

10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Melt Body Studio (Up to 73% Off)

Melt Body Studio

Vancouver

$60 $16

Yoga classes increase circulation and mindfulness through breath work, stretches, and basic poses

$25 for Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Five at Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes ($55 Value)

Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes

Northeast Hazel Dell

$55 $25

Bowling alley with 24 lanes and automatic scoring where families have played for three generations

10 Yoga Classes from Crave Yoga (79% Off)

Crave Yoga

Esther Short

$120 $25

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10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Mill Town North (65% Off)

Crossfit Mill Town

Image

$120 $42

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts — Hormann Family Kajukenbo

Hormann Family Kajukenbo

North Image

$60 $30

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$18 for $40 Worth of Martial Arts — World class Martial Arts

World Class Martial Arts

Vancouver

$40 $18

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Stellar Yoga (Up to 75% Off)

Stellar Yoga

Orchards Area

$50 $15

Yogis certified by Yoga Alliance lead pupils through flowing Vinyasa movements that encourage inner calm and a healthy sweat

$39 for Dance-Lesson Package at Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios ($150 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

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Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

$18 for $60 Worth of Dance Lessons — Meiya Arts Education

Meiya Arts Education

Vancouver

$60 $18

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One, Two, or a Family of Three at CrossFit Attollo (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit Attollo

Vancouver

$95 $45

Certified trainers lead varying routines of functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina & strength at family-friendly fitness center

Trampoline Passes at G6 Airpark (Up to 60% Off)

G6 Airpark

Multiple Locations

$20 $8

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Jump around trampoline courts in a 12,000 sq. ft. arena

One or Two-Month Gym Membership at Victor Fitness Systems (Up to 52% Off)

Victor Fitness Systems

Northcrest

$20 $10

Members get fit with full access to gym, equipment, agility courses, and classes in Zumba, TRX, Bootcamp, and Circuit Training

$25 for 20 Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver ($240 Value)

Bikram Hot Yoga Vancouver

Multiple Locations

$240 $25

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Bikram-certified instructors lead students of all fitness levels through 26 postures in a 105-degree studio

Sing-a-long "Sound of Music" for Two Plus Popcorn at Cinema 21 (42% Off). Eight Showtimes, September 19-28.

Cinema 21

Northwest District

$34.50 $19.99

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Sing along to the Sound of Music's beloved songs during a four-hour interactive event, which includes a fun preshow and costume contest

Admission for Two to Haunted Corn Maze or Regular Corn Maze at Portland Pumpkin Farm (50% Off)

Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch

Sauvie Island

$24 $12

Pairs wander the winding corn maze in the light of day or dead of night, then stroll the colorful pumpkin patch for their perfect gourd

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Taste of Sailing, Private Cruise for 12, or Power Boat Tour for Two from Scovare Expeditions Inc. (Up to 52% Off)

Scovare Expeditions Inc.

Portland

$29 $14

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Groups relax during BYOB river tours and private charters down the Willamette River; classes introduce beginners to sailing

Admission for Two or Four to the Haunted Houses at FrightTown

FrightTown

Rose Quarter

$44 $35

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Haunted houses include a Lovecraftian menagerie of monsters, an abandoned warehouse full of cultists, and a madhouse mixing humor and horror

One ticket to Professional Rough Stock Series Rodeo Event at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 27 (Up to 38% Off)

The Professional Roughstock Series

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

$20.25 $13

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Professional cowboys battle for points during an action-filled evening of bareback riding, bull riding, and saddle bronc riding events

Arcade-Game Tokens at Grand Central Bowling Lounge (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Grand Central Bowling Lounge

Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge

$20 $10

Second-floor game room includes billiards, skee-ball, air hockey, and video games such as Fruit Ninja and Big Buck Hunter HD

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

Hiking Yoga

Washington Park

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($179 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$179 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

Improv Comedy with Soft Drinks and Popcorn for Two at Curious Comedy Theater (Up to 41% Off)

Curious Comedy Theater

King

$32 $19

Intimate theater hosts weekend shows filled with sketch, standup, and improv comedy

$60.99 for One 60-Minute or Two 30-Minute Golf Lessons with Golf Pro Michael Charles ($100 Value)

Golf Pro Michael Charles

Eastmoreland

$100 $60.99

Professional instructor breaks down swing mechanics and provides corrective advice on how to develop consistency

$37 for One Segway Tour for One from Oregon Nation Tours ($69 Value)

Oregon Nation Tours

Downtown Portland

$69 $37

Segways cruise through downtown Portland catching glimpes of historic landmarks or pass along the scenic Willamette River

Five- or Ten-Class Pack or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Results Driven Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Results Driven Fitness

Raleigh West

$99 $19

Blending the core-training elements of boot camp with suspension training, ropes and more, programs mimic the full range of body movements

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at G.I.R.L.S. Gym (54% Off)

G.i.r.l.s. Gym

Portland

$100 $46

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Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Portland

$10 $5

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

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Indian Creek Golf Course's layout snakes through the Hood River Valley between a network of sprawling orchards and wineries with panoramic views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams creating a dramatic backdrop. Water comes into play on 11 holes, including three creeks that bisect fairways to disrupt play and tempt players to take fairway naps to the melodic babbling of their playing partners. On the par 5 fourth hole, precision is paramount, as the dogleg right is entirely fortified by water to the right and the small, narrow green make short putts strenuous with hard-to-read-breaks.

Indian Creek Golf Course won an Environmental Excellence award from Audubon International for its efforts in areas of wildlife and habitat management, chemical-use reduction, and water-quality management. The course and its surrounding land act as a sanctuary to a variety of wildlife, including several species of caddies now endangered because rampant cart use. Course at a Glance: * Par 72 * Three sets of tees * 6,150 yards from the back tees * Rating of 70.8 and slope of 128 from the back tees

3605 Brookside Dr
Hood River,
OR
US

As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

208 Washington St
The Dalles,
OR
US

Though its once purely utilitarian features have been repurposed as a modern industrial-chic wine bar, Sunshine Mill Winery is still a monument to turn-of-the-century agriculture. The gravity mill’s belt-drive system, for instance, is still wholly intact, and its massive gears hang above the heads of sommeliers pouring Quenett and Copa Di Vino wines in the lounge area. And atop the structure that still houses the mill’s Thomas Edison–designed electric generator, musicians regularly perform to the crowds on the alfresco dining area below.

901 E 2nd St
The Dalles,
OR
US

Samuel Hill was undoubtedly a visionary in his own right, but having friends in high places didn't hurt him any. In 1907 he purchased 5,300 acres along the Columbia River to establish a Quaker farming community and found the Maryhill Land Company, named after his daughter. Seven years later he set to work building a mansion on the hill overlooking the river. But then his company folded and the mansion was without purpose. Enter friend number one: Parisian dance pioneer Loïe Fuller. She advised him to transform the cavernous building into an art museum. Throughout the next several years, he filled its halls with pieces from around the world, supplemented by works from Loïe's artist friends—including Auguste Rodin. And to further demonstrate his web of camaraderie, another friend of Hill's, Queen Marie of Romania, contributed Orthodox art and icons from her homeland. In 1926, the Queen dedicated the mansion as the Maryhill Museum of Art to a crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers.

And yet the museum wasn't finished. When Hill died in 1931, the museum's board of trustees stepped in to helm the completion of the project. On May 13, 1940, on what would've been Hill's 83rd birthday, they opened the museum to the public. In the years immediately following, Hill collaborator and arts patron Alma de Bretteville Spreckels fortified the museum's already-impressive collection with works of art loaned and gifted from her own home.

Today Maryhill overlooks the same vista, plus a sculpture garden, displaying its diverse collection of art from around the world. In addition to 80 original pieces by Rodin, including The Thinker, paintings by other European and American artists, and the Théâtre de la Mode French fashion exhibition, the museum's halls display Native American works from prehistoric times to the modern age. It also caters to younger minds with an activity room filled with games and child-friendly activity guides that make art accessible to kids so that parents don't have to carve Starry Night into their grilled cheese sandwiches.

35 Maryhill Museum Drive
Goldendale,
WA
US

Windsurfing on placid rivers. Snapping photos of gushing waterfalls. Scaling snow-covered mountains. Backpacking through teeming forests. The landscape at Columbia Gorge Teen Camps lends itself perfectly to the to the diverse needs of the four camps that take place on its grounds each summer: windsurfing, photography, climbing and mountaineering, and high adventure. Windsurfers practice their craft for about three hours a day, while budding photographers spend almost all day in the field, hiking up to 5 miles to nab shots of Mt. Hood and stage high-fashion shoots of fish in Hood River. Smith Rock State Park serves as a part-time base camp for climbing campers, and high-adventure campers conclude their hiking, biking, and canoeing explorations with a trek up Mt. St. Helens. No matter what their chosen camp, each camper will have access to outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking, and volleyball. The idea for Columbia Gorge Teen Camps came from Dr. Bob Hanson, Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University. Noticing a lack of outdoor camps, he founded Columbia Gorge as a place where teens could be enriched, challenged, and motivated by nature. His staff upholds his original mission through activities designed to build character and independence in kids on the brink of starting college, entering the work force, or telling their parents that they’re ready to see rated-R movies.

625 Keasey Avenue
Lyle,
WA
US

Situated on a 54-acre plot of land near the Columbia River, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum chronicles thousands of years of the area?s natural and cultural history. The 48,200-square-foot facility?which received an American Institute of Architects Honor Award?features interactive and multimedia exhibits that let guests study everything from the volcanic activity and floods that created the gorge to its wildlife. Guests can stand in the shadow of a life-size, 13-foot mammoth in the Ice Age exhibit or hide from its intimidating tusks under a canvas tent modeled after the one used by Lewis and Clark.

As the official interpretive center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area, the center celebrates the area?s indigenous flora and fauna while working to preserve them. Five acres of indigenous plants host turtles, ducks, geese, songbirds, and other native wildlife, on which guests spy as they stroll through the nature walk. At the raptor exhibit, visitors can come face-to-beak with various birds of prey, including a bald eagle, a great horned owl, and a red-tailed hawk. The Discovery Center and Museum hosts frequent educational programs and tour groups that detail ways to protect the area?s biodiversity without having to marry a tree.

5000 Discovery Dr
The Dalles,
OR
US