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We loved this experience and were lucky enough to view the lock in operation. It was so cool to see the barges lowered to be sent on their way down the river! The viewing areas are very informative. Stay as long and learn as much...More
A must-see for so many reasons - the natural and human history, the competition between nature and harnessing nature. We came from the Oregon side, through the security check, and headed for the visitors center. One of the best views of the dam is from...More
Beautiful surroundings. Learnt a lot. Don’t miss fish ladder and fish farm. Herman the 80 year old sturgeon. There are theee tours of dam and power station a day. You can’t access power station outside of official tour. We missed the 10.39 and next wasn’t...More
The tour was excellent with viewing of the powerhouse from inside to the dam. Security was tight however. Well worth a visit to see and hear about why it was built and how it is impacting fish migration.
Visited Both sides. The Oregon side includes the Fish Hatchery but the Washington side has tours of the Powerhouse and Dam. It’s very easy to do both sides just pay the toll to cross the Bridge of the Gods and you can do both sides...More
We came across this attraction as we had a couple of hours to kill befor we could book in to our hotel. There is a self guided tour which leads you round most of the dam and lock complex, but if you sign up for...More
This place was awesome! We were waterfall viewing for the day and the falls were nuts, so we decided to go here for a little while. Nice, large, visitor center. Watching the chinook, cohos, and see lampreys come up through the fish ladder was very...More
The Bonneville Lock and Dam is an impressive site, by the Army Core of Engineers. We walked around outside and also went inside to watch the fish that were in the locks and walk through history. Staff on hand to answer questions and everyone was...More
As a Washington resident it pains me to say Oregon has anything better than Washington, but I prefer the Oregon side because there is a wider variety of things to see (fish ponds with giant sturgeon and salmon just across... More
As a Washington resident it pains me to say Oregon has anything better than Washington, but I prefer the Oregon side because there is a wider variety of things to see (fish ponds with giant sturgeon and salmon just across the glass and at eye level, the boat locks, mature shade trees and a nicer area, a better gift shop, hatchery etc.) Washington side is better only when salmon are migrating and you can go down to glass fronted viewing area and see them swimming up the fish ladder.
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We went to the Oregon visitor center, but it sounded like there was more opportunity at the Washington one. We were told you could tour on the Washington side. It is also newer. We drove back to Portland airport by way of... More
We went to the Oregon visitor center, but it sounded like there was more opportunity at the Washington one. We were told you could tour on the Washington side. It is also newer. We drove back to Portland airport by way of Washington side and it was a beautiful drive.