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Maryhill Museum of Art

Address: 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620
Phone Number: +1 509-773-3733
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Goldendale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Portland, Oregon
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150 reviews 150 reviews
80 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Tucson
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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

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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30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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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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