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The History Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Well-done local history museum

This museum is very well-curated and exhibited, with the largest display being about the Columbia... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
interesting for all

It was good to visit for the wind and kite surfer, my grand kids ran a lot here, they were better... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Salem, Oregon
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Nov 28, 2018
“Well-done local history museum”
May 12, 2018
“Fascinating local insight”
Discover culture and history through fresh, engaging exhibits, and exciting programs. Permanent Exhibits include: Native American Culture, Early Settlers, Timber and Logging, Agriculture, Recreation, the Hood River Japanese American story, and Luhr...more
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300 E Port Marina Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-1198
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

This museum is very well-curated and exhibited, with the largest display being about the Columbia River highway (excellent history, video, drawings, and a Model T car!). Another thought-provoking section concerns the local Japanese population and history, with a related display on current immigration issues.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hawkeyepast
Reviewed May 12, 2018

We visited the museum in April with our two boys after checking out of the hotel next door. We were not too sure what to expect but the hotel staff had recommended we visited. We were pleasantly surprised by the collections in the museum, many...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Thomas04T
Reviewed July 12, 2017

My husband and I crossed the bridge into Oregon and I spotted a sign for 'History Museum' and as we love museums, we stopped in. We were warmly greeted and were given the layout of this beautiful little museum on local history. The Luhr Jensen...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Robyn W
Reviewed April 19, 2017

I really wanted to rate this place higher, especially since the staff was so nice to let us in at 3:50, ten minutes before close, but the truth is that there isn't a whole lot here. I think we were through the whole exhibit in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank diinslc
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Very little substance. Not much in the way of local exhibits of artifacts to compliment the history of the area. Might want to go else where.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mgk2002
Reviewed September 13, 2016

It was good to visit for the wind and kite surfer, my grand kids ran a lot here, they were better outside.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 132altas
Reviewed September 8, 2016

The lady that volunteered told us a lot about the exhibit which made it very enjoyable. I don't think we would have got as much out of it otherwise. All in all worth stopping by.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Anna P
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a small museum but has a lot of local history. $5 to enter. It covers the history from olden days up to present hang gliding and skiing.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed December 3, 2015

Enjoyed seeing the old sternwheeler wheel outside in park outside museum, with a legend board describing its colorful history.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Runewritet
Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Cute place to see. $5.00 dollars to walk around. N see things! Near the beach n off the highway! U can see the bay across the way.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Desiree M
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