Hood River, Oregon, and the Columbia River Gorge are hot spots for lovers of wind, water, and spectacular scenery. Visitors come from around the world to take advantage of the Gorge's steady wind conditions, ideal for windsurfing, kitesailing, and other extreme water sports. Hood River also draws visitors who want to hike, bike, or drive the hills and bluffs along the Gorge and in nearby Mt. Hood National Forest.
The river town of Hood River offers a number of attractions in addition to outdoor recreation. Options include a scenic railroad excursion, a museum of carousel art, a brewpub, and winery tours.
Mt. Hood Railroad
Hop the train in Hood River and take in the foothill panoramas of majestic Mt. Hood. You may choose from morning or afternoon sightseeing excursions, or weekend dinner and brunch trains.
International Museum of Carousel Art
Dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and exhibition of antique carousels, this museum displays over 125 animals from around the world. Related carousel art, chariots, a working 1917 Wurlitzer Band Organ, and an antique steam engine are also exhibited.
Full Sail Brewing Company
Located in the historic Diamond Fruit Cannery building overlooking the Columbia River, Full Sail's Hood River Brewery offers tours. Take advantage of the opportunity to sample some of Full Sail's acclaimed ales and seasonal brews.
Enjoy Oregon's Columbia River Appellations, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Semillon varietals. Winery tours and tastings are available seasonally.