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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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Spokane, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had read about the Interpretive Center so wanted to stop and see it. It is an interesting mix of amazing and odd. The odd is a room full of rosaries that someone in the area collected. You haven't lived until you see a rosary with a skull instead of a crucifix. Odd is the word that describes this exhibit.... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This museum has very nice exhibits, an indoor waterfall, and a nice gift shop. I loved the Native American and Lewis and Clark exhibits, which were put together very well and drew you in to their story. There is an airplane, an old lumber mill, lots of good history information, even a huge rosary collection if you are into that... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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252 reviews 252 reviews
74 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Absolutely a must do if in the Gorge area. Be sure to watch the films and listen to the oral histories. Really came away with a good feeling of how the area evolved. Exhibits cover all aspects of the changing area, geological and economic aspects as well as population shifts. Probably not that interesting for kids, not an interactive museum... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very informative film, lots of interesting displays. Liked the Native American artefacts. Helpful staff.

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