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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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Really fun Museum.

We had not planned to see this museum, but last minute decided what the heck. We really enjoyed it. There was so much to see. We ended up spending at least an hour, if not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Eastvale, California
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Los Angeles
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This museum had way too many signs & photos and not enough artifacts. It was a waste of time and money. The only high point was a docent with birds that couldn't be released into the wild.

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Eastvale, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had not planned to see this museum, but last minute decided what the heck. We really enjoyed it. There was so much to see. We ended up spending at least an hour, if not two. There are two floors, stuff to see outside, the building itself is amazing and inside they have this beautiful water fall. I would HIGHLY... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A small interpretive centre that is worth a quick one hour or so stop. It provides a nice history of the area, including first nations, the pioneers, and recent industrial developments. Some interesting historical video and several looping videos that provide some interesting details about current issues.

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Tacoma, Wa.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not an ordinary museum. Very informative with something for everyone! Located close to Skamania Lodge. Explore indoors and outdoors.. Worth your while.

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Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The center was very informative on the history of the gorge and the people ( Native American) and their customs. The film on the Gorge was was well done.

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Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

“This is a great introduction to the Columbia Gorge.” The comment came from our daughter, and summarized the museum’s great tour of the history, culture, and development of the Columbia Gorge. We have come repeatedly to introduce visiting guests to the area. Besides, it may be the best museum value in the Portland/Vancouver area. Located off Highway 14 on the... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A state-of-the-art museum just outside of little, old Stevenson and just down the road from Skamania Lodge, the museum showcases Native American history and culture, the role salmon fishing and harvesting has played in the Columbia River, machinery, some eccentric collections donated by local folks, natural history and local artists' works. Local money built this impressive, lovely museum and sustains... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gorgeous building and interesting museum. Great location just below Skamania Lodge. Would recommend seeing this.

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Kimberling City MO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Geology and early Indian civilization history; not a children's inter-active museum, but contains interesting displays. Worth the cost. Not about the fish and the dams, but gives important aspects of the region.

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Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We just spent two nights in Hood River. One thing we did was visit the Col Gorge Interp Center. We have spent time in Gorge, but first time to this place. We even stayed at Skamania Lodge a couple years ago and did not visit. Entertainment Book has a coupon for on free entry after a paid entry. So we... More 

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