STEVENSON, WASHINGTON

  • Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center - Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, the Interpretive Center brings life to human stories of natural history in our nation’s most compelling landscape.Here, guests can learn the local story of the geography and culture of the region and catch an under-water glimpse of spawning salmon passing through the fish ladders.Exhibits celebrate 15,000 years of history. The mission of the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum is to share the story of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge. Make sure to visit “First People,” an exhibit focusing on the history of native people of this area – the cascade chinook. Then stop over at the “Grand Gallery” which is the largest gallery in the museum that showcases how to harvest resources and focuses on the timber industries throughout the gorge. Enjoy the indoor waterfall and the many artifacts on display!

  • Bonneville Dam - The Bonneville Dam, completed in 1938, is a hydroelectric generator for the surrounding cities. Guests can enjoy a self-guided tour of this powerhouse as they learn about its progression and improvements over time, the exhausting build project that encountered numerous obstacles due to the unique geology of the area and the unique way the dam assists spawning salmon pass through the dam.Witness the ingenious apparatus that allows the salmon population to thrive in the salmon ladder viewing area and learn about the importance of this invention. The Bonneville Dam is located 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon. It received its name from Captain Benjamin Bonneville – a soldier, trader, and explorer. It consists of two powerhouses, the first one began construction in 1933 and the second in 1974. Combined, the facilities cost about $752.4 million in total, but produce 1,227,000 Kilowatts. The walls of this massive dam rise to 2,000 feet above the lake. Visitors can experience firsthand the operation of two of the Nation’s largest hydroelectric powerhouse and watch migrating fish travel upstream at the underwater viewing rooms next to the fish ladders. These ladders are necessary so that adult fish can continue their journey’s upstream and return to their spawning grounds past the dam. Depending on the season, different fish will be found migrating upstream due to the separation of mating seasons. Bonneville Lock and Dam houses four recreational areas – a fishing area, fish hatchery, trails, and a visitor’s center.

  • Downtown Stevenson, Washington - Guests can hop off here and enjoy the various local specialty shops and boutiques lining the streets. Make a stop to Downtown Stevenson, where you can get a slice of what Stevenson is all about. Enjoy the many antique shops, historic buildings with vintage interiors, and beautiful, abundant gardens. Visit the boutiques and shops, restaurants, cafes, and convenience stores to treat yourself to a souvenir or a taste of the fine cuisine before heading to your next stop!

1/8

INCLUDED TOUR

Stevenson Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

On the banks of the scenic Columbia River, the city of Stevenson is your launch pad to the Washington side of the Gorge. A stroll along the Rock Cove pathway or the Columbia River waterfront is a great way to take in surroundings. Downtown Stevenson is home to unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Stevenson is in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Explore the eastern entrance to Mount St. Helens or the spectacular Lewis River Valley.

Stevenson, Washington

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

Multnomah Falls and Vista House

As we travel down the famous Old Scenic Highway stretching itself across some of America’s most beautiful landscapes, excite in the stunning views of the Pacific Northwest. Capture a photo of Crown Point, one of the most photographed views in the region, to keep as a memory of the picturesque views of the Columbia River Gorge below you. Vista House offers a panoramic view of the Columbia River, perched more than 700 feet above. Oregon’s tallest and most mighty waterfall, Multnomah Falls, plummeting 611-feet, this powerful beauty is the perfect conclusion to the day.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  3.5 hours

CAPACITY 100 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$59.00

TIMING

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM [RT, WB]

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM [EB, WB]

​​

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Columbia River Gorge, The Old Scenic Highway, Latourell Falls & Wahkeena Falls

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint – One of the most photographed views in the Pacific Northwest, Vista House at Crown Point, Multnomah Falls
 

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Round Trip Vancouver Voyages, Eastbound Voyages, Westbound Voyages

1/4

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE EXCURSION

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Experience

As we travel down the famous Old Scenic Highway stretching itself across some of America’s most beautiful landscapes, excite in the stunning views of the Pacific Northwest. Capture a photo of Crown Point, one of the most photographed views in the region, to keep as a memory of the picturesque views of the Columbia River Gorge below you. Vista House offers a panoramic view of the Columbia River, perched more than 700 feet above. Oregon’s tallest and most mighty waterfall, Multnomah Falls, plummeting 611-feet, this powerful beauty is the perfect conclusion to the day.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  8.5 hours

CAPACITY 50 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$129.00

TIMING

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Columbia River Gorge, The Old Scenic Highway, The “Fruit Loop”

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Bonneville Dam – Visitor Center, Multnomah Falls, All-American Lunch at Parkdale Grange, Park Ranger Guided Timberline Lodge Tour, Wine and beer samplings at Timberline Lodge
 

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Eastbound Voyages, Westbound Voyages

1/6
 

American Queen Steamboat Company

Shore Excursions Department

701 Uhler Rd.

Easton, Pa 18040

1-888-966-0938

© 2017 SHORE EXCURSIONS OF AMERICA

Shore Excursions of America