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Sumpter Valley Dredge

482 Mill St, Sumpter, OR 97877-2102
+1 541-894-2486
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Amazing

Sumpter is in a beautiful mountain forest, surrounded by big valleys of green grass. The dredge is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BulldogSecurity
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Very cool, unique part of Oregon history

The road to get to Sumpter was much better than expected. We were there on Memorial weekend and... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
kemi991
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Redmond, Oregon
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“gold mining” (10 reviews)
“pan for gold” (8 reviews)
“steam train” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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482 Mill St, Sumpter, OR 97877-2102
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+1 541-894-2486
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sumpter is in a beautiful mountain forest, surrounded by big valleys of green grass. The dredge is an interesting dinosaur that sits in a pond where it is easy to access and free to view. For 19 years it chewed through the valley floor, processing...More

Thank BulldogSecurity
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The road to get to Sumpter was much better than expected. We were there on Memorial weekend and were surprised by the huge flea market sale, and multiple home sales, going on throughout town. The dredge is massive and a must-see if you're in the...More

Thank kemi991
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We rode the locomotive cab of the Sumpter Valley Railroad from McEwen to Sumpter, where we found the Sumpter Valley Dredge, which was a nice attraction to visit while we waited for our return train ride back to McEwen. It's a definite must see when...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Really interesting huge piece of Machinery used in Mining. Stop and walk the trail around it and read the explanations of what it was used for.

Thank drdroad
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We visited the Sumpter Valley Dredge on an Alfa Romeo tour through Eastern Oregon. Interesting to see a big boat and crane in the middle of this desolate part of Oregon, and then the miles of "rock tailings" left behind after the search for gold....More

Thank Krisinseattle
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This old dredge has been restored and has quite a story to tell! Hard to believe it only took three people to operate and that it ran 24 hours a day, 363 days a year.

Thank Seth M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for 45 years. The dredge used to be half sunken and in horrible shape. We climbed all over it as kids. Now the have done a great job of restoration. Great bit of history.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Wonderful visit to Sumpter Gold Dredge. Very friendly and informative volunteers in the information center/shop. Well maintained walking paths around the area. Great stop on our tour of Eastern Oregon.

Thank KMAAI
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent week in Sumpter and managed to visit this many times. Each time there was a different person talking about the history and we saw something new. A real treasure of our Oregon history. Parking was great as is the area and the people running...More

Thank Kalii
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This historic Gold Dredge is a very cool thing to go visit. It has an interesting history and is a quite unique piece of history and machinery. The park it is in is very pretty and has a bunch of great walking trails, ponds, and...More

Thank Heather T
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