- The list below includes 79 free or cheap things to do in or near Welches, Oregon, including 80 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Hiking Trails, Arcades and Forests.
- From Mount Hood National Forest to Mountain View Video, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Welches and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Corbett, Troutdale, Cascade Locks and Sandy.
A majestic observatory, the Vista House is upon the promontory of Crown Point with a gorgeous view of the gorge. At towering 733 feet above the Columbia River, it has a sweeping view of the river and state side.
98% 84 votes
40700 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, OR 97014 MoreLess Info
Built in 1918, The Vista House At Crown Point serves as an historic rest area and scenic observatory overlooking the Columbia River. Part of a larger state park, the structure also contains a museum gift shop and espresso bar.
95% 44 votes
70543 NE Herman Loop, Cascade Locks, OR 97014 MoreLess Info
Constructed in 1909, the Bonneville Dam Fish Hatchery is a location where visitors can observe a large variety of fish species. Visitors commonly enjoy feeding the many fish varieties that live there.
97% 31 votes
Scenic Columbia River Hwy. Exit 28, Corbett, OR 97019 MoreLess Info
Offering stunning views of the Columbia River and the Gorge, Angel's Rest Hiking Trail is a moderately steep and challenging trail about 2.5 miles in length. Visitors completing Angel's Rest Trail can move on to Devil's Rest, a longer trail.