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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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Description: 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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A Place to visit multiple times a year.

This is a World Class Museum. Routinely exchanges displays (exhibit items) with place like the MET, Louve, Smithsonian. Has several Rodans that reside permantly at the Museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Goldendale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a World Class Museum. Routinely exchanges displays (exhibit items) with place like the MET, Louve, Smithsonian. Has several Rodans that reside permantly at the Museum. Even if you never set foot in the Museum the grounds are worth the trip. Open from 15 March through 15 November. Hours 10 AM to 5 PM

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Goldendale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum has some great works by Rodan, an amazing basket exhibit by Native Americans and some other exhibits you will not see elsewhere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The beautiful location of this museum alone is worth the trip. Maryhill is an excellent museum with quality exhibits, but without the crowds you find in larger cities. We'll definitely be visiting again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Interestingly, Maryhill is as much a curiosity as it is a museum of fine arts. Nothing prepares you for the imposing structure, literally in the middle of nowhere, filled with priceless art and artefacts. We loved its majestic solitude on a remote bluff overlooking the river gorge. This palatial stone mansion, set high on a remote spot overlooking the Colombia... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place was a step aside, into a weirdness I'd not expected. Fascinating insights into European aristocracy and connections with 20th century American wealth. Great eclectic collection of art, and a surprisingly good cafeteria. Outstanding views of the river and gorge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This museum is everything expected - well planned, interesting exhibits, and the food at their cafe was good, too. One word of caution - the steps leading upstairs/downstairs are not for the faint-hearted. Old folks (like us) and those who need assistance should ALWAYS use the elevator.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The mansion that Sam Hill built for his wife is beautiful and is the home of a fine collection of art and artifacts. The history in this part of the country is fabulous.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Maryhill Museum of Art is a great place to combine with other attractions when visiting the Gorge. It houses some world class art including an impressive collections of Rodin sculptures, in a unique setting overlooking the Columbia Gorge. It has great 19th and early 20th century art, and some even older, along with a Native American collection and African... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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 via mobile

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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