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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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A LOT OF THINGS TO LEARN

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There were few visitors here when we were going through the center. The place was clean and there were many artifacts on display. My biggest complaint is that most things had little to no explanation and there were rarely markers on the outdoor equipment. We didn't feel like the movies were very informative either.

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Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This museum is a wonderfully thought out and diverse collection of historical artifacts,photos and interpretations of the Columbia River Gorge First Nations People, early settlers and some of the Geological history of the area. The Centre features, indoors...3 floors of very informative exhibits and video/audio theaters + an outdoor exhibit of old railroad and mining equipment. Plenty of parking. The... More 

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Wakarusa, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This intrepitive center tells the interesting story of the gorge and the native people who lived there. It gives history about the Columbia river in that area.

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Albany, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

the interpretive center is 3 stories and goes from First Peoples to the Mt St Helen's eruption. Wonderful collection of memorabilia. The rosary collection is absolutely fascinating.

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Washington, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a MUST visit if you're at Skamania Lodge.....so many interesting artifacts, large displays, two floors.....we have been there several times in recent years....well worth a look-see. A thorough background of the settlement of the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Columbia river gorge is not like a national Park which has visitor centers. The interpretive center is privately owned but does an excellent job at teaching us visitors the history of the area. I particularly enjoyed about the Native Americans and also the geology. After I visited this museum I appreciated the Gorge much more. It is quite well... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were very impressed with the 3 floors of exhibits (dont miss mezzanine). Stayed a couple of hours. Learned alot.

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Additional Information about Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

Address: 900 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA
Phone Number: (800) 991-2338
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Stevenson
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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