American Queen Steamboat Company

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Easton, Pa 18040

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THE DALLES, OREGON

  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum - A winner of the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for its beautiful design, the Columbia Gorge Discover Center offers a multimedia, interactive museum that will inspire a broad appreciation of natural and cultural treasures of the Gorge and beyond.Collections include hundreds of American Indian baskets, photo archives and breathtaking views of the surrounding flora and fauna of the surrounding landscape. Enjoy the beautiful, paved walking trails, a pond, and scenic overlooks. The Discovery Center is located in a beautiful and unique ecosystem native to the area. The 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. In addition to touring the many fascinating exhibits, visitors can spend time viewing films in the theater located on site as well as exploring the museum’s incredible Raptor Interpretive Program, where live raptor shows where live birds of prey are showcased daily.

  • Original Courthouse Museum - This historic building was built in 1859 and is known as the first courthouse of the Rocky Mountains.Here guests can experience exhibits showcasing the history and culture of the local region and explore the courthouse.In 1854 The Dalles was designated by the Territorial Legislature as the county seat of one of the largest counties ever formed in the United States. Wasco County extended from the crest of the Cascade Mountains to the Great Divide in the Rockies and encompassed 130,000 square miles. Construction begun in 1958, under the supervision of Judge Orlando Humason, who was the first county judge and also the chairman of the Board of Commissioners. This small courthouse was used as a public meeting place, church services, as well as the seat of law for the county.

  • The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce - Discover the history of this historic and beautiful city. Use this opportunity to learn about the many attractions and buildings, and get a listing of the best places to grab a bite to eat, get a fine glass of wine, or do the most unique shopping. The friendly hosts will assist you in any way possible while informing you about their hometown with different exhibits and models.

  • Fort Dalles Museum and Interpretive Center - An original military base built in the 1800’s.Guest can experience unique collections of military and pioneer artifacts as well as the historic wagons that brought early settlers to the Oregon Trail’s last stop. Located in a former Dalles’ Surgeon’s Quarters and is one of Oregon’s oldest history museums, it first opened its doors in 1905. Take a tour of the unique collection of pioneer and military artifacts and antique wagons at one of the old west’s most pivotal places in history. Enjoy the views of the exhibits and walking on the grounds of this military fort. Fort Dalles Museum houses a historic collection of wagons and antique vehicles. The collection holds over 30 wheeled vehicles, including a stage coach, buses, road-building equipment, a covered wagon, two horse-drawn hearses, and two surreys, one of which was owned by Oregon Governor, Zenas Moody.

  • The Dalles Fire Museum – Located in City Hall, this museum was completed in August of 2009. The museum was curated by the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in cooperation with the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District in partnership with the city of The Dalles. Tour the facility to learn more about the history and see some incredible artifacts and photos.

  • Downtown Shopping – The Dalles Commercial Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Spend the day exploring this city’s extraordinary boutiques, exquisite cuisine, and beautiful historic structures. Walk the streets of this peaceful and quirky river-town and admire the intricate murals that line the walls and streets of The Dalles. A total of 15 murals wrap around the city, depicting important moments in their history – 13 of these murals include a “voice box” that allows visitors to hear the history of the city as they soak in the beauty of the artwork.

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The Dalles Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Known as the end of the Oregon Trail, The Dalles has long been a destination point for pioneers and adventurers alike. Located on the south bank of the Columbia River between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, the city's rich history dates back thousands of years to the Native American Indian trading that took place right on the banks of the river. Explore the history that weaves through the town at every stop, discover the art that lines each of the streets, and taste the culinary expertise at some of the town’s most popular cuisine restaurants!

The Dalles, Oregon

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High Octane Antiques: The Western Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

Today’s tour takes guests back in time…Time when flight was a novelty rather than a daily mode of transportation, when the automobile required a crank and power steering was almost a century away.  We will take you on an exclusive tour to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, also known as the WAAAM.  Enjoy a guided tour of this facility offering an extensive collection of over 130 antique cars, motorcycles, and hangers full of meticulously restored aeroplanes from as far back as 1917.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  3.5 hours

CAPACITY 150 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$59.00

TIMING

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Endless Mountains of Oregon

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, Exclusive Guided tour of the restoration workshop, Massive collection of classic cars, areoplanes, and trucks

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Westbound Voyages

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Art of The Dalles: From Maryhill Museum to the Vineyard

An elaborate dream of the eccentric Samuel Hill, the Maryhill Museum is perched prominently atop the bluffs overlooking the meandering Columbia River below. Enjoy incredible sights of the Columbia River Gorge as wells as picturesque views of Mt. Hood. The extensive and eclectic collections of the Maryhill Museum of Art are beyond the wildest dreams and vary from highlights of local, indigenous peoples to international works of art. While here, sample some artwork of the vineyard variety. Explore a unique reconstructed Stonehenge before concluding our day with wine tastings at the stunning Jacob Williams Winery.

APPROXIMATE DURATION  3 hours

CAPACITY 50 Guests

ACTIVITY LEVEL

PRICE

$69.00

TIMING

1:00 PM- 4:30 PM

SIGHTS YOU WILL SEE

Rolling hills, vineyards & mountains overlooking the Columbia River, Mt. Hood from the overlook area of Maryhill Museum

THINGS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Maryhill Art Museum of Art, Wine tasting in the beautiful overlook area at Maryhill, Cheese and cracker snack, Local wine sampling, Sam Hill’s Stonehenge, Jacob Williams Winery

AVAILABLE VOYAGE(S)

Westbound Voyages

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