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Yakima Valley Museum

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Address: 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA
Phone Number: 509-248-0747
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It really has a lot of the history of the Valley!

Very nice and well displayed items from the history of our valley. The curator has done a very nice job! It's a good place to take your children since it has a children's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Yakima, Washington
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Yakima, Washington
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice and well displayed items from the history of our valley. The curator has done a very nice job! It's a good place to take your children since it has a children's area. It's also a nice place to celebrate a birthday party or a wedding and it has a nice parking lot!

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Arlington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped by sort of on a whim while riding around Yakima. It's right next to a nice public pool by the way. Once inside, they have very interesting exhibits and artifacts. We really enjoyed all the fascinating things on display.

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Zillah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a great little museum with ever-changing displays. Inexpensive but comprehensive of the Yakima Valley. You can finish with a fun experience at an authentic soda fountain! So fun.

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Yakima Valley, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our family has always enjoyed visiting the Yakima Museum. There are exhibits for people of all ages to enjoy. We especially liked seeing the old vehicles, from stagecoaches and covered wagons, to old hearses. The William O. Douglas exhibit was well done and informative. Lots of Native American items and displays from early Yakima.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was our first time in Yakima and we're glad we chose to visit this small, classy museum. We spent over two hours there and did not take it all in. Not to miss: the collection of vehicles prior to motorized travel. The story of Japanese members of the Yakima community who were interred in camps during WWII. There is... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Incredible amount of materials displayed and stored. Great early neon signage, displays of early historical valley days and change of exhibits regularly. There are two levels and a soda fountain on corner, outside of building.

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Yakima Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great soda fountain. The furniture are actually from a fountain where I took my kids before it closed many decades ago. Great fun atmosphere, fun to visit for an icecream or light lunch. Visitors love it too. The museum is also worth a visit. It is an amazing collection for a museum of it s size. John Baule and his... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

They have a variety of items related to the history of the Yakima Valley, but their collection of vehicles from the 1800's to the 1900's were not extensive, but enjoyable to see. The also had a motorcycle that you could get a picture on. The onsite small restaurant has good food and unusual items to drink.

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Yakima, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Several different collections on display. Took a cub scout troop here to pass off a collecting belt loop and they also loved the rocks and minerals display. I enjoy toddler story time in the children's area too.

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Yakima, Washington, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this is a old fashion soda shop feeling neat to eat there in spring, summer, and fall and you can eat outside also.

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