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Wallowa Lake Tramway

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Address: 59919 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846-8334
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+1 541-432-5331

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Fun family outing.

Gorgeous views and a solid trek up the mountain to see snow in the summer! Great outing for the whole family.

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Caldwell, Idaho, United States
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Caldwell, Idaho, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Gorgeous views and a solid trek up the mountain to see snow in the summer! Great outing for the whole family.

Thank Anastajia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We were in Joseph, Oregon to attend a music festival. We had a lot of extra time during the day before the music was to start so we drove to the end of Lake Wallowa and took the Tramway to the top. The cost was $56 for the two of us. We're seniors, but I'm not sure if that made... More 

1 Thank Marcia H
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The tramway takes you high into Alpen like mountains. The view on the way up is beautiful, but the view at the top is breathtaking!

1 Thank dollarkris2
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

I've been visiting Wallowa Lake since I was a child. I had fond memories of the tramway trips to Mt. Howard and revisiting that with my own family now is even better. We take the tram every time we come stay at the village. It is an expensive ride, but it gets you to a high peak in a hurry... More 

Thank Brandon G
Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Expensive but worth the views over the countryside. The signage at the top and quality of the trails are good, thanks, I think to the maintenance by parks staff. One may be lucky enough to see people waiting to fly para-foils (kites) which carry them out over the lake or ranchland below. Did not try the restaurant at the top... More 

Thank Ann H
Joseph, Oregon
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful views from the top of the tram, I think it is about 4000 feet above the valley floor. Food is primarily hamburgers and sandwiches. They had a good berry crisp for dessert.

Thank D W
Battle Ground, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

No waiting, safe tram car, and friendly operators. The view was panoramic and spectacular. Trails were safe, clear, and not crowded.

Thank broggen1
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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184 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The view from atop Mt. Howard is super. There a several short hikes, each of which offers a view from a different direction. You can stay on top as long as you like. Enjoy a beautiful day on top of a 8,255′ mountain!

Thank Jean B
Libby, Montana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very pretty views and also a good value. The live music in the cafe was too loud, but the food was great!

Thank homesweethomemt
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have been on other trams, in the Redwoods and in Switzerland. While Wallowa lake area in sometimes referred to as "little Switzerland", we didn't really get that feel (perhaps it just needed some snow). However, this was a great tram ride, going up quite a ways to the top of Mt. Howard. Worth the price of admission. Be sure... More 

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