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The History Museum

300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
+1 541-386-6772
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Ranked #18 of 22 Attractions in Hood River
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover culture and history through fresh, engaging exhibits, and exciting programs. Permanent Exhibits include: Native American Culture, Early... more » Owner description: Discover culture and history through fresh, engaging exhibits, and exciting programs. Permanent Exhibits include: Native American Culture, Early Settlers, Timber and Logging, Agriculture, Recreation, the Hood River Japanese American story, and Luhr Jensen & Sons: Where Legends Were Made. Children's Exploration Space features hands on activities and educational displays for families and children of all ages. « less
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Seattle, WA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The museum is small but has a lot of interesting displays. We enjoyed the DVD on the history of the Japanese American community in Hood River and the presentation of Luhr Jensen. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This is definitely worth a stop if you are near the Marina in Hood River. The small gift shop has some... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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275 reviews 275 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Although not very large, it was very interesting. Very good presentation on one of the early founders of Hood River, Luhr Jensen, and his fishing lures as well as a very good presentation on the Japanese internment in the area. Well worth a visit.

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A stop here is a great start to a tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Aside from the River and Lewis & Clark, I had no idea about the history of this area of Oregon. The history and displays are unusually thorough and complete, and were a great background to have while visiting and appreciating the Columbia River Gorge. The... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Showcasing the History of the Columbia Gorge and combined with the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center this is an outstanding Museum that you can easily spend several hours appreciating/ When I was there they had a 30 minute lecture on Raptor birds which included a live Hawk and a live Horned Owl. The museum has really cool exhibits and I thoroughly... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

The movie shown throughout the day about the history of the River is interesting with many facts.

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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Get the local flavor here. See how it was a hundred years ago...

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