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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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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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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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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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