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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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We stumbled on this place, and were glad we stopped. The museum is quite new and beautiful. We were lucky enough to be there for a presentation of the raptors. Fascinating!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Seattle, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on this place, and were glad we stopped. The museum is quite new and beautiful. We were lucky enough to be there for a presentation of the raptors. Fascinating!

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Albany, United States
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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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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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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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Los Angeles
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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