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Lewis & Clark Tour
Experience breathtaking natural beauty and hear about the most important, vivid, and compelling episodes of the famed journey that brought the Corps of Discovery to their goal, the powerful Pacific Ocean. In one to three days you can trace their footsteps and make your own discoveries!
As you head east along the Columbia River Gorge, a stop at Multnomah Falls is a must! Whether you want to get a picture in front of the majestic falls, pick a souvenir from the gift shop, or tackle the challenge of hiking the trail to the top of the 611-foot waterfall, there is plenty to see and do here. Arrange for a meal at the renowned Multnomah Falls Lodge to complete this stop.
Vista House Interpretive Center
Built in 1917, this building is located on the summit of Crown Point and overlooks the Columbia River. The historically significant structure offers educational exhibits and displays as well as building tours and a gift shop, not to mention the unobstructed view of the Gorge for as far as you can see.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
This site features a reconstructed fort of the one that was established by the British Hudson's Bay Company as headquarters to their extensive fur trading network. In 1806 Meriwether Lewis claimed would be "the only desirable situation for a settlement which I have seen on the West side of the Rocky Mountains."
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Lewis and Clark spent many days at this site, which is now a wildlife refuge, and engaged in trade at the Chinook village of Cathlapotle. A reconstructed plankhouse commemorates the buildings that once occupied the land.
Skamokawa Vista Park
What was once referred to as "Little Venice," due to the fact that the village was spread out along a system of creeks and sloughs, is now a 75-acre park located on the Lower Columbia River. With day use and overnight camping, RV sites, yurts, and sandy beaches, this is a great place to spend an afternoon.
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Exhibits at this museum in Long Beach focus on the history of Lewis and Clark's experiences at the mouth of the Columbia River and include an award winning film, "Dreams and Discovery: Lewis and Clark's Arrival at the Pacific." While you are in the area, take a walk on the Discovery Trail and experience the coastal area that William Clark and his men explored in November 1805!