Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam

Last weekend, we took our kids to Multnomah Falls, which is a decent drive from home but not too bad. It’s one of hubby’s favorite places to go, and since we hadn’t been there in a while, it seemed like the thing to do – free entertainment for the day, less the cost of gas.

I couldn’t get far enough back to get a decent picture of the whole thing, but trust me: it’s a wondrous site to behold. It’s the tallest year-round waterfall in the nation. It’s actually a double waterfall; there’s a 542-foot one in the back, and then its pool has another 69-foot fall to the very bottom. Absolutely gorgeous.

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The bridge is 105 feet from the bottom pool, so between the two falls.

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After leaving the Falls, we went to the Bonneville Dam, which even though I’ve lived in this area my entire life, I’d never been to. There were quite a few interesting things to see, and I won’t be able to do an explanation justice, so if you’re interested in finding out more, I recommend just going to their site.


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This was a defensive outpost during WWII.


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Seahawk standing next to a retired turbine.



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Munchkin inside the dam.


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Seahawk inside the dam.

What’s the coolest natural site you’ve ever been to? Let me know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam

  1. Sanz 04/01/2013 at 4:09 pm Reply

    Looks like a perfect family getaway! What a beautiful spot! I LOVE places like that.

  2. sparklybabs 04/02/2013 at 7:35 am Reply

    Looks like yall had a fun time! I have only seen one waterfall in person and it was beautiful but not nearly as much as this one!

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