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Yakima Valley Museum

2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA
509-248-0747
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Yakima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited this museum with my family when we first moved to town. I'm normally not a big museum fan, but this one is pretty awesome. So many interesting rooms to visit, and some interactive displays as well. I found myself ooing and aahing at every turn. They also have a great little 50's ice cream shop attached to the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This museum tells many different stories about life in this region. The Northwest Native People's display of beadwork is amazing. The colors, patterns, and intricate design are among the best I have ever seen throughout the Northwest. A lot to see and well organized! And, there is even an old fashioned soda parlor/ice cream shop still selling treats as part... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Clean, well organized, valuable historical memorabilia. The docents are very well informed and helpful. A very good place to spend a winter or rainy afternoon.

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Victoria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum is a bit like a dark maze, with treasures and oddities around every corner. If you like the quirky, spooky, and to be lost now and again, like I do, then this museum is for you! Every corner you come around reveals another jam packed room full of old treasures, cars, bones, gatling guns, trophy head room, they... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was impressed as how clean everything was, even the air. I could not find dust anywhere. The exhibits were very organized and easy to look at. I found the Sasquatch exhibit pretty interesting, but still I am not convinced. We fortunately saw it after a function there so it was not open to the public therefore it was very... More

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Hawaii
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155 reviews 155 reviews
47 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Didn't know a lot about it before we went but really enjoyed their exhibits, old carriages, and history of the area. Would recommend a stop.

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Spokane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I loved all the history displayed. There' was so much to see on multi levels. I really like the Victorian setting and the Japanese history

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The largest wagon collection west of the Miss. Then every month or so, they also have a special attractions.

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Yakima, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I try to visit the museum at least once a year to see any new exhibits. It's a fun place to review the history of our area (having been born and raised here) and view all of the items that have been donated. They have a fun childrens museum where kids can dress up, etc.

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Selah, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We held an event at this museum and were very impressed with the layout and cleanliness of the facility. The room we used is located at the back, away from the street side, and overlooks a lovely park. The staff was very accommodating and we appreciated their helpfulness.

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