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Yakima Valley Museum

2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902-3766
+1 509-248-0747
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A great regional museum

Many local artifact that give a pretty good feeling of the development here in Yakima. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ulrich T
via mobile
A satisfying stroll

This museum is totally supported by the local community and patrons. The staff is welcoming; the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sweep5002
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Yakima, Washington
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2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902-3766
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+1 509-248-0747
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"local history"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Many local artifact that give a pretty good feeling of the development here in Yakima. The exhibits are well done. I liked that the darker side of the area/city was covered. No whitewashing. The soda fountain offered a good variety of delectable food items. Right...More

Thank Ulrich T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is totally supported by the local community and patrons. The staff is welcoming; the displays exude the quality construction it takes to tell accurate and engaging historical displays. The variety of topics reflect the diverse culture of the Yakima Valley.

Thank Sweep5002
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The museum is slowly improving its curation as seen by the two temporary exhibitions: one of guns and one on the Japanese-American community in the Yakima Valley. The permanent exhibition of the recreation of Justice William O. Douglas' law office---with the original furnishings donated by...More

Thank don666
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I was impressed by the various kinds of guns and cannons (local and foreign), carriages, and displays about Japanese immigrants to the region. There were fossilized tree species as well as gem stones. I was looking toward the Native American displays, but they were rather...More

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

While I'm going to going to not a museum type of person, I did enjoy this one. Lots of interesting things to look at. Be sure and check out the soda fountain, it was osed while I was there but it looked very interesting from...More

Thank Jared H
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We were in town for a volleyball tournament and decided to learn a little about the area. I enjoyed this museum, I liked all the old appliances, LOVED the family stories and all the old signs. We got a military discount and it was 10.50...More

2  Thank Nate S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

What a find this museum is! The special exhibition during December documented the role of Japanese Americans in the Yakima Valley - very moving. We could have spent hours looking at each of the areas in the museum.

Thank susankC1094KH
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

The Yakima Valley Museum is quite a find. The exhibits are vast and every changing, and the neon displays of Yakima signs are wonderful. The former director did an amazing job of pulling this place together, and has made the museum a real gem for...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you enjoy visiting museums and want to understand more about the culture and the past of a particular area, you can't find better than the Yakima Valley Museum. It's truly a hidden jewel. Who could believe so much could be packed in a local...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Lots of history in the museum. Learned a lot about the area and there is a lot of historical items in this museum. The kids enjoyed the children's underground.

Thank Krussell001
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