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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

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Address: 990 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-4404
Phone Number: +1 800-991-2338
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of...

Museum dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of the cultural and natural history of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge.

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The Story of the Gorge

For anyone who has any interest in the geology, the history, the people or economy of the Columbia Gorge, visiting this excellent center is a must

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone who has any interest in the geology, the history, the people or economy of the Columbia Gorge, visiting this excellent center is a must

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a bit out of the way--we saw it when we were on a sternwheeler cruise the day before. This museum tells a lot of the story of the Pacific Northwest--its history, the industries, settlement, etc. Lots of interesting items to see here. Don't miss this!

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Haiku
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I took a visitor here during a day trip of the Columbia Gorge. It's a smallish museum that you can tour in about an hour to learn about the history of the area, including about Native American history. Worthwhile for history buffs. Nicely done displays.

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Minnespolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were enjoying the Columbia River Gorge drive: east on Washington 14 and then west on historic 30 in Oregon. Near the Bridge of the Gods where we crossed from Washington into Oregon we noticed our Frommer Guide recommended this museum. Since we had been in the car for a while we decided to stop and stretch our legs and... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place was recommended to us by some friends since we were staying at the local lodge resort. Wasn't quite sure what to expect. It was a truly exceptional place with lots of history of the Columbia Gorge. The artifacts were well preserved and the way they sat the story line up, anyone could follow along as far as timelines... More 

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Naches, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

There is a lot of really interesting local history at this museum. If you are unfamiliar with the region then this is a must. They also had a film about the origin of the area geographically that was really well done and informative. They had some local artists works for sale at the gift shop and reasonable prices which made... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Do visit this Center - it's filled with surprises and fascinating displays. You'll learn about the history of the Columbia Gorge area and gain genuine appreciation for the wonders of this special area.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great little Interpretive Center/Museum. Great and informative displays, photos, and exhibits including a fully restored Curtiss "Jenny" bi-plane! Worth another visit next time we're up the Gorge!

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Portland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This was the diamond in the rough for our visit. We had a catered dinner here and the food and atmosphere were amazing. This little 'museum' has some very large scale working artifacts and the exhibits are very well done. You have great views of the river and you can catch a train driving by every so often. I'd highly... More 

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Fairview, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The rainy day became enjoyable with the visit to the interpretive center. There were informative exhibits providing historical information about Skamania County and the Columbia Gorge. The large fish wheel in motion and the fabulous steam engine captured my attention. I was amazed to learn that the steam engine powered a huge iron wheel with ropes woven from manila fiber.... More 

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