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An eclectic collection, from a stunning collection of rosary beads, to first (indigenous) peoples, to a WWI airplane, to natural history, to fish catching wheels and a huge (formerly steam) engine used in sawmills. The docent during our visit ran it for us (and the...More
My sister and I stopped here instead of hiking as the weather was colder and windier than we were willing to brave. I especially enjoyed the collection of rosaries, so unexpected and impressive! There is also a large amount of items to view outside but...More
We stopped here on our way out of town and were the only ones there the hour or so we spent. It is very well done with some fun stuff to look at. The thing is, the subject matter is not very interesting. Indians, western...More
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the displays in this museum and wished we had had longer than an hour before it closed to look at it all, but two hours would probably have been long enough. The displays tell the story of...More
Fascinating smaller museum dedicated to telling the stories about the river, its peoples, and the progression of progress in the area. I especially liked the huge steam engine display and working example of a fish wheel. Who knew... Anyway, if you are in the area...More
This was our second trip to the center and our 9 yr old grandson's first. He really enjoyed it, more that the Museum at the Dalles for sure. Of course the large machinery caught his attention! I love the building and the space just as...More
Took our kids to the county fair, then decided to stop in at the museum on the way out of town. What a pleasant and enjoyable place! Staff was very helpful and friendly, giving the children a scavenger hunt page to help them interact with...More
We learned so much about the area. The museum is small, so you really only need a couple of hours to tour. But, it is packed full of information on the area, including Mt St Helens and the fire of 2017.
Our teens enjoyed the...More
This museum is very worth your while. It had an amazing collection of historical things. The theater shows a wonderful movie about the creation of the Gorge. I learned quite a bit about the area that I didn't know. 3 stories of exhibits. Well worth...More