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Things to do in The Dalles

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“A gem right here in The Dalles, Lewis and Clark expedition , incredible Native American artifacts and a wonderful gift shop and casual cafe. A beautiful building as well! Birds of prey live shows and theater in the spring and summer seasons. easy parking for cars and RVs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Hike or ride your bike on the Twin Tunnels trail, a section of the historic Columbia Gorge Highway closed to vehicles. It goes from Mosier to Hood River. E-bike rentals are in Mosier.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Health
“Mosier loop is 34 miles route leading to mosier with 2980 feet elevation gain. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Great artisan pizza, homemade cider, small town atmosphere, avoid the tourists. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ I love MoCo for breakfast!! MoCo coffee is roasted on location, so you know it’s fresh and cared for. They also have a fantastic Bloody Mary and generous servings of biscuits and house made gravy. Local tips about MoCo: 1. Large outdoor patio, great for kids and pets 2. Nitro coffee”
  • 7 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Bike- and Pedestrian-only roadway with spectacular views, and a cool old tunnel!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Historic restaurant and bar. Quality homemade food made on premises; fresh meats, seafood and oyster dishes, soups, salads, breads, pastas, and desserts.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“A favorite local spot for hikers, mountain bikers, dog walkers, wild-flower lovers and more. On a windy day make sure to take the Maui Falls route over what's know as the Jeep track - it provides much greater protection from the breeze. This one of the most amazing spots to see balsam root and lupine growing together in full glory, starting about the end of April (approximately) and running about 3 weeks.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Easy access off the main road. Intermediate hike with a great view at the top.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Yummy craft brews and pizza! Housed inside The Mint, a historic downtown building, you will drink and dine overlooking the large fermenters where beer is being made. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Only local convenience store in Mosier. Featuring cold beverages and local produce that residents wanted, along with snacks, deli items, and locally-made products in a section known as “Gorge Goods.” ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Quirky tasting room in the bottom of an old grain tower. Velvet couches among gilded industrial machinery. It is very "WIlly Wonka". A must see on your wine tasting rounds.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Amenities: Viewpoint and Memorial Rose Garden Walking Trail Disc Golf Restrooms Picnic Tables Playground Tennis Courts Softball Fields and concession stand Volleyball pits Picnic Area (Amenities Available with Rental) Shelter (Amenities Available with Rental) Hours: Open from dawn to dusk.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“While on the 34 mile Mosier Loop 34 mile bike route you could stop for wine and treats here. Open Friday Saturday Sunday during April-October. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Good prices but can be exceptionally busy. Safeway is nearby but you'll spend more on the average staples.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Wide selection of draft beers, pub style menu and lively crowd. Housed in the old Mason Temple, Clocktower features a live music jam on Sunday afternoons, and live outdoor summer music on the patio overlooking downtown main streets. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Great artisan pizza, homemade cider, small town atmosphere, avoid the tourists. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ I love MoCo for breakfast!! MoCo coffee is roasted on location, so you know it’s fresh and cared for. They also have a fantastic Bloody Mary and generous servings of biscuits and house made gravy. Local tips about MoCo: 1. Large outdoor patio, great for kids and pets 2. Nitro coffee”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Historic restaurant and bar. Quality homemade food made on premises; fresh meats, seafood and oyster dishes, soups, salads, breads, pastas, and desserts.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
“Yummy craft brews and pizza! Housed inside The Mint, a historic downtown building, you will drink and dine overlooking the large fermenters where beer is being made. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best Croissants and raspberry jam - creative, creature comfort breakfast and lunch”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Casual, sports screens, live music , dog friendly outdoor eating area, Great food too! a popular hang out place for the locals.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing burgers, full food menu available on website, mom's home cooking, Craft Beers & cider, Live music and/or entertainment every Friday & Saturday. Minors welcome until 9 pm every night. Steampunk Industrial Pub with a Twist of The Dalles History. "Were Old Friends Meet New Friends" Gasrtopub,Top Shelf Full bar,18 taps Craft Beers&Cider”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“At Spooky’s Pizza, we’re proud to serve high-quality meals for every appetite right here in The Dalles. We’re a family-owned establishment, and we put extra care into everything we do. Every day, you can find us back in the kitchen making our own crusts, sauces, soups, and more from scratch. Our banquet hall is perfect for any special event, and our express pick-up window makes eating well easier than ever. We’re proud to be upholding the Spooky’s tradition, and we hope you’ll join us!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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