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McNary Dam and the Pacific Salmon Visitor Information Center

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Fascinating facility, and they clearly care about it

This has been here awhile, but it looks like it was just built last year. The folks who work here... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
kemi991
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Redmond, Oregon
Awesome! You can tour the dam any time during visiting hours.

Walk through the visitors center and read as much as you want there. Stairs or elevator will take... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Terin P
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Washington
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20 May 2018
“Fascinating facility, and they clearly care about it”
30 Jul 2017
“Awesome! You can tour the dam any time during visiting hours.”
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Highway 730 to Devore Road, Umatilla, OR
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This has been here awhile, but it looks like it was just built last year. The folks who work here obviously are very proud of their facility and take great care of it. We didn't have a lot of time when we stopped, but we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kemi991
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Walk through the visitors center and read as much as you want there. Stairs or elevator will take you upstairs to watch a video about saving the fish; it's only about 5 minute video and it is worth watching. Continue your tour outside to see...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank Terin P
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Surprise side trip to the dam showed us a really nice park. We watched pelicans diving into the roiling Columbia River. Shade trees abound and a viewing platform to look at the river.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank weareOregonians
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a great stop for someone (alone or group) in the area. The interpretive center has enough information to learn about the dam and you can even see that yourself from the top !!! Don't forget to stop in the viewing area that, depending...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Tita0809
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great place to see a working, full scale dam. Great views of Columbia river as well as for kids to learn about hydro electric energy.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank MPierce2fly
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have been to it many times. On my first trip after moving here was surprise to see so many fish. Didn't know about the lamprey. Have taken young kids and teens. Even the teens was interested.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We toured the facility with an 8 year old boy. He was very interested in the salmon climbing the fish ladder. It is a very interesting facility to see.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Judy H
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Came here to offer professional advice on updating the video system in the visitor center. Was given a tour including the viewing room in the power house. Very well done. No salmon when I was here but if they are running there is a viewing...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank experienced t
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Didn't even know this was here as it wasn't listed on Trip Advisor at the time. I suggested to Trip Advisor that they add this attraction and it looks like they did...thanks Stopped in and toured visitor center...some really good exhibits and information. No salmon...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Brodethedog
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Very interesting and really worth the visit. You will not be disappointed. Kids will love this place as well as their parents

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Notreallypleased1
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