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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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Tucson
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

On the bluffs over looking the Columbia river and it is full of interesting pieces and has a great sculpture garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

You wouldn't expect to find a museum like this somewhat in middle of nowhere. Interesting history of the building and how it came to be a museum. A mix of art and personal items from the Hill family and friends, Rodin sculptures and drawings, Northwestern art plus changing exhibitions. Also, an art activity room for children. Cafe has wonderful views... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

No matter how many times I go here (which has been many) I always spend literally hours. There is so much to see and so well laid out. The building alone is worth stopping to see and the view across the Columbia River. I have visited a lot of museums and this one is really different in its variety of... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The paintings and sculptures are very good - some stunning. The building itself and its history is fascinating and well worth a "read". The setting is picture book perfect - especially on a sunny day. There are even some picnic benches in the grounds where you can sit and soak up the views.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place can seem like the middle of nowhere since it's on the much less traveled Washington side of the Columbia Gorge, but it's really only a few miles from I-84. Take the Sam Hill Bridge and follow the signs. You can't miss the huge stone mansion overlooking the river. Hill was quite a character. Among his many occupations was... More

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Original Rodan's. Story of Sam Hill and connection to Romanian royalty, and why, interesting. Sam Hill's accomplishments and contributions worth learning about.

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Arden, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Yes, it's an odd assemblage of exhibits, a grab-bag full of eccentricity. Yes the history of Samuel Hill who, upon failing to create a Quaker farming community here, ultimately realized his vision for this museum with the aid of the Queen of Roumania, among others, is unusual. It's well worth the trip despite holes in its collection, especially as it... More

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Central Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Maryhill Museum is a strange amalgam of a generally fine facility (admittedly, a few maintenance/development glitches) with generally mediocre exhibits. The odd collection is at its best with items originally secured by the Museum's moving force, Sam Hill. His personal taste, perhaps reflecting early 20th century values or simply his own idea of what constituted good taste, along with... More

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Steilacoom, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have been wanting to visit the Maryhill Museum of Art for sometime and were soooo glad we had the opportunity. We lucked out in so many ways - the weather was absolutely beautiful and it was not crowded. We had time to enjoy the outdoor surroundings and the beautiful exhibits. Who know you could see so many Rodin pieces... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What an amazing and gorgeous treasure, just outside of Portland. We loved the views and the grounds almost as much as the amazing art collection

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