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Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

115 Lake St SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9198
+1 360-642-3446
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Completely Saddened

This is generally a very lovely museum, and many of my family have planned trips there, but I was... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
adelia121
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Seaview, Washington
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A Pleasant Local Museum

If you want to learn more about the local area and people, this is the place to do it. A pleasant... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Wuerme
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Vancouver, Washington
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Explore the crossroads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Discover the history of the railroad that ran by the tide, fishing, logging and early explorers of the Columbia-Pacific region.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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115 Lake St SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9198
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is generally a very lovely museum, and many of my family have planned trips there, but I was utterly disgusted with how I was treated. A younger woman, who was completely absent from the front desk when we came in, snuck up on my...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

If you want to learn more about the local area and people, this is the place to do it. A pleasant place to visit, with knowledgeable staff and volunteers to answer your questions. They rotate exhibits and emphasis to keep it interesting. Thinks to support...More

Thank Wuerme
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The hand-powered boat journey across the Pacific was the highlight of the visit. The rest of the exhibits were more-or-less average. But if you live inland in the US this might be a good place to get a feeling of this maritime environment and its...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Spending the summer getting to explore the Pacific northwest, and this area in particular, has been so fun, and this museum really added to my research. No, it's not glitzy and shiny new, but it is filled with so much information and items, there is...More

Thank UpNOut
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

First time here. This museum doesn't get as much attention as the Lewis Clark one up the street, but I found it just as informative. The overall building and interior could use a renovation but for 5.00 it certainly was worth the price. This museum...More

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This small elite museum holds the local heritage of the peninsula. You can explore the Crossroads of History, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. During the year the museum features interesting exhibits, and the permanent exhibition galleries showcase the rich history the region.

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were just going to take a quick tour through this museum but ended up staying an hour and a half! The docents and volunteers were very knowledgeable and the exhibits or exceptional. A great museum for this area rich with history.

Thank sheadogOregon
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I learned lots about the bridge not much about Ilwaco though! In some ways it was good with the part about the Native people but it seemed to lack a flow. I liked the model trains but they were someway a part of the confusion...More

Thank BonsaiMe
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a great place to learn about all the historical eras, geographic landmarks, people and places of this region. It's not huge, but the way they use the space is ingenious and they've put a lot of time and thought into the displays. They...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

This is a nice little museum,but only so-so.The Village Gallery needs a bit more commentary, and it would have been interesting to actually go into the train passenger coach instead of just walking alongside it. Wish we had known it was free on Thursdays...we went...More

Thank myogo
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Mary V
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