Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural and cultural history of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area, which stretches for 85 miles along both sides of the river, and environmental stewardship in general. It features many permanent exhibits that cover a variety of topics. These include the Ice Age, the creation of the scenic area (in 1986), the thirty tons of cargo that Lewis and Clark brought on their expedition, renewable energy and conservation, Native American culture, and local history. The museum grounds features trials, ponds, and overlooks of the river.