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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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Beautiful location, Great exhibits

Beautiful new building, interesting exhibits. Lovely grounds, spectacular view. Lunch counter has good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Pendleton, Oregon
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Pendleton, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful new building, interesting exhibits. Lovely grounds, spectacular view. Lunch counter has good food.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the collection of chess sets - who knew there were so many different ways to depict the adversaries on a chess board! The Native American display and art were also highlights for us. Having left rainy Portland, wandering the grounds in the sun while viewing the Columbia River was magnificent.

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Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is truly a fine museum -- but small. I went there soon after a trip to Russia and the Romanian collection was stunning. There is also an amazing "chess set" collection in the basement. The view is spectacular.

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Goldendale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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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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72 helpful votes 72 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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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