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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

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Address: 900 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA
Phone Number: (800) 991-2338
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Description: A three-story center offering exhibits on the history of the Columbia...
A three-story center offering exhibits on the history of the Columbia Gorge.
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EXCELLENT FACILITY

This museum has much to show visiotors about the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding area - logging & lumber, Salmon Fishing methods, and general history of the area. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This museum has much to show visiotors about the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding area - logging & lumber, Salmon Fishing methods, and general history of the area. It's a modern facility, and very informative.

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Napa Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this attraction as we were leaving Skamania Lodge. We found it to be very interesting and learned lots of great facts about the Colombia Gorge.

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Oregon
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I'm not a big museum goer, so I probably wouldn't have paid to go had it not already been paid for. Interesting exhibits about the columbia gorge area.

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Port Moody, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This museum is worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood. Very clean and airy with lots of natural light. Friendly staff too. Looks like they started with the notion of creating a museum of history for Washington and then realised they had such a breadth of stuff to display it became a little disjointed. The exhibits outside really don't... More 

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maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stopped at this interpretive center mostly to escape the heat. When we began to poke around we were pleasantly surprised. Not only did we get a history of the gorge but much, much more....including a look at a huge rosary collection. There was quite a bit outside that we saw through a window...must go back on a cooler day!... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This center is well worth taking the time to visit - it gives a great feel for the history of the area and is good for all ages

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Where old construction equipment goes when it retires. What a fun place to go with two little kids, and the adults (multiple generations) enjoyed it too.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you want to learn about this Pacific NW area and the Louis and Clark expedition....as well as wild life, Indians....this is a MUST! It is a very lovely place and well put together.....go, go, go!!!

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Macon, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The setting and building are very nice. The collections are very eclectic, from lumbering tools to pianos. My teenage son and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is probably the most underrated museum I've ever visited. The highly effective and informative exhibits takes the visitor through the geological history of the events that created the gorge in tandem with the history of the First People's tribes that inhabited it. It proceeds to tell the story of the Lewis & Clark expeditioh of 1805 and continues right... More 

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