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Maryhill Museum of Art

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Address: 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620
Phone Number: +1 509-773-3733
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Housed in a majestic Beaux Art mansion overlooking the Columbia River...

Housed in a majestic Beaux Art mansion overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the NW's most fascinating cultural destinations. Explore world-class European & American art, an extensive American Indian art collection, sculptures and watercolors by Auguste Rodin - one of the largest collections in the US - and much, much more. Cafe, museum shop, sculpture garden, & picnic grounds on-site.

In 2012 the museum opened its 25,000 square foot Mary & Bruce Stevenson Wing, featuring a dedicated arts education suite, a cafe with terrace seating and sweeping views of the Gorge and Mount Hood.

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The Maryhill Museum of Art is the very interesting building designed in 1914 with a lovely grounds, above the Columbia River Gorge with spectacular view. the The museum has a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Maryhill Museum of Art is the very interesting building designed in 1914 with a lovely grounds, above the Columbia River Gorge with spectacular view. the The museum has a collection of Romanian Queen Marie, some Rodin works, an amazing "chess set" collection in the basement, and a basket exhibit by Native Americans. Maryhill Museum of Art got a $1,000,000... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting in the Gorge, overlooking the river. If you have not been to the museum, you are in for a treat. It is very calm, and visitors can see all the paintings during a stay at the museum - we were there for about 2 hrs. Then have lunch at the bistro. There is outside seating, and also... More 

Thank newroads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maryhill Museum is on the bluffs above the Columbia River. The grounds are free and it is a perfect place to stop and picnic. The building itself is a beautiful structure that Sam Hill a Quaker and rich businessman built it intending it to be their home. The collection is expansive and contains everything from Rodin to American Indian art.... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this museum is different from the run of the mill art museum. The location, on the Columbia River, on beautiful grounds, is stunning. The drive to get to the location is breathtaking. The museum is eclectic and just plain fun. From the beautiful crowns of Romanian royalty to the tiny fashion dolls from France, it is truly unusual.... More 

Thank CleoIsh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rodin, French fashion dolls, chess sets, Romanian regalia, outdoor sculpture garden and special exhibits -- how is this wonderful museum here? Great cafe and gift shop. A very special place.

Thank Lee W
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent Museum. A bit off the beaten trail, but well worth the drive - native basket and misc. items were incredible.

Thank Janice K
Joseph, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The traveling Native American exhibit (ends November 15) is fabulous. We used the Sage Library disk, available at members of the Sage system, allowing us free entry; we made a donation, anyway because it is such a good cause.

Thank twopickytravelers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doesn't look like this place would be so GREAT but turned out to be amazing and so very interesting. The history behind this place is interesting and very nicely presented. Great things on display. Great history learned. Recommended highly from someone who has been to way-to-many museums but glad I went to this one, for sure.

Thank gullsimpressions
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you've been reading the reviews about this place, the repeated remark about 'out in the middle of nowhere' is so true. The building is gorgeous and the surrounding views are divine. To me, the outside was more interesting than the art inside. I was so happy to finally have been able to visit this beautiful place.

Thank 4vruth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We love stopping here.Its in the middle of nowhere! The Museum has a new addition since our last visit and its beautiful(with a Cafe). The whole story of how the museum came to be is bizarre! There's always new exhibits and sculptures. And the views from the grounds are incredible, across the Columbia River to Oregon and up and down... More 

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