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Maryhill Museum of Art

35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620
509-773-3733
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Goldendale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Experience the Enchantment. Set in a castle-like chateau with breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill is one of the NW's most... more » Owner description: Experience the Enchantment. Set in a castle-like chateau with breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill is one of the NW's most fascinating cultural destinations. Explore world-class European & American art, an extensive Native American collection, sculptures and watercolors by Auguste Rodin, and much more. Cafe, sculpture garden, & picnic grounds on-site.In Spring 2012 the museum will open its 25,000 square foot Mary & Bruce Stevenson Wing, featuring a dedicated arts education suite, new cafe with terrace seating and views of the Gorge, along with a stunning outdoor plaza with a sculpture garden, interpretative signage and more breathtaking views. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wow! Kind of like finding an emerald in your Cheerios. Beautiful museum in a dramatic location. Interesting, diverse collection. Loved the chess sets, but, let's face it, the mannequins were a little freaky.

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A very interesting museum with beautiful grounds in a fascinating building. We passed a few hours here one afternoon. The exhibits were varied and had surprisingly rare and unique items and pieces. The Rodin exhibit was the best. Definitely worth a visit.

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Lexington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Only made a drive by of the outside building and the garden sculptures. The building looks amazing and the grounds are very well kept and watered.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our road trip through the scenic Columbia Gorge had a final destination: Maryhill Museum and just down the road, Maryhill Winery. Down Hwy 14 in the other direction is a replica of Stonehenge. Buy a picnic lunch in the Museum Cafe, and enjoy the manicured grounds, stay for an outdoor summer concert at the Winery, do a little tasting. I... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Maryhill Museum has one of the most beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge. Sam Hill must have wanted to view one of his major accomplishments which was the Columbia River Highway on the Oregon side of the river. He built this "ranch house" which looks like a castle but never lived in it and instead turned it into... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Apparently, Sam Hill is here! (Hint: where in Sam Hill are we?) Samuel originally planned this would be his estate -- he was friends with Romanian monarchy -- as well as his laboratory -- he was an inventor and lover of art. He built the first paved roads in Washington state (still visible nearby) and collected some unusual pieces. The... More

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Well worth the time if you are in this rather remote area. Other reviews have described the museum and grounds very well so I won't go into that here - but I will say that it is well worth the time and a great way to get off the road if you are travelling down the Columbia River Gorge. Just... More

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University Place, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You really want a whole day to appreciate the museum and grounds, they close the whole thing down promptly at 5pm including grounds. Make sure you get up to the kids' room early enough after the Rodin collection so that the kids have enough time & enough tin foil to make their own Rodin-esque sculpture (there was only 1 sheet... More

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seattle
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful stately mansion in the middle of grasslands and surrounded by the majestic hills of the Columbia Gorge. I wont go into the history of this place as its well written about in these reviews, just will say it was a beautiful well put together collection. We happened to come on a 100 degree day with little room to breathe... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The history behind the Maryhill Museum may be more interesting than its collection. Built by a railroad baron of the early 20th century, the owner befriended an unusual group that included an avant garde dancer and dethroned European royals. The museum contains their furniture and memorabilia, as well as the owner's collection of American art and contemporary pieces. Have lunch... More

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