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The History Museum

Address: 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: +1 541-386-6772
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Ranked #26 of 52 things to do in Hood River
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover culture and history through fresh, engaging exhibits, and exciting programs. Permanent...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Well laid out and informative. It provided a good background knowledge for the settlement and devolpment of Hood River and its surrounding areas for tourists.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stop at this eclectic display....learned about Luhr and his family's contribution to the area as well as an excellent overview of the pioneers in the area. The Cemetery Tales performances gave an awesome insight into some of the lives lived. Loved it! Look forward to other events in future. Definitely recommend a visit to museum and to... More 

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Seattle, WA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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370 reviews 370 reviews
45 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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83 reviews 83 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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