COLUMBIA Gorge Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center 0017Go-get’er groups on Northeastern excursion exploring the area around the Falls will want to visit the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center just north of the Rainbow Bridge. This popular attraction showcases the natural and local history of the magnificent Falls and stunning Niagara Gorge. Familiarize yourselves with the fascinating geology of the area and learn all about the Great Gorge Route trolley line; embark on a cool virtual elevator trip and enjoy a 180° multi-screen theater presentation detailing how the mighty Niagara River carved the massive gorge and iconic falls over the course of more than 12,000 years --a process that continues today! The Discovery Center is also home to the Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center, the gateway to some of the best and most scenic hiking and biking trails in the region. Energetic visitors can access various popular trails from the trailhead building; guided adventures like the Great Gorge scenic Overlook Hike, the Whirlpool Rapids Adventure Hike and the Upper Great Gorge Hike are offered in the Summer.