History & Heritage Resources
Learn more about the cultural and natural history of the Gorge. Consider taking a ride on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, an authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler. Meander the streets of Hood River’s historic downtown, which includes numerous buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. And, if you’re really curious, check out the Historic Hood River photo blog, which includes hundreds of photos and commentary from locals (historichoodriver.com). Learn about Native American history, the early pioneers of the Columbia River Gorge, and the natural history of this area by taking a drive to the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center and Museum or the Hutson Museum.