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Address: 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: +1 541-386-6772
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover culture and history through fresh, engaging exhibits, and exciting...

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 Jensen & Sons: Where Legends Were Made. Children's Exploration Space features hands on activities and educational displays for families and children of all ages.

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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Marina del Rey, California
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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Joan1914
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

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

Thank Runewritet
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3 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Desiree M
Cashel, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Well laid out and informative. It provided a good background knowledge for the settlement and devolpment of Hood River and its surrounding areas for tourists.

Thank Gail W
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stop at this eclectic display....learned about Luhr and his family's contribution to the area as well as an excellent overview of the pioneers in the area. The Cemetery Tales performances gave an awesome insight into some of the lives lived. Loved it! Look forward to other events in future. Definitely recommend a visit to museum and to... More 

1 Thank amfdolcevita
Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum is small but has a lot of interesting displays. We enjoyed the DVD on the history of the Japanese American community in Hood River and the presentation of Luhr Jensen. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This is definitely worth a stop if you are near the Marina in Hood River. The small gift shop has some... More 

1 Thank evergreen2009
Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Although not very large, it was very interesting. Very good presentation on one of the early founders of Hood River, Luhr Jensen, and his fishing lures as well as a very good presentation on the Japanese internment in the area. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank HARRY M
Whidbey Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A stop here is a great start to a tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Aside from the River and Lewis & Clark, I had no idea about the history of this area of Oregon. The history and displays are unusually thorough and complete, and were a great background to have while visiting and appreciating the Columbia River Gorge. The... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Showcasing the History of the Columbia Gorge and combined with the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center this is an outstanding Museum that you can easily spend several hours appreciating/ When I was there they had a 30 minute lecture on Raptor birds which included a live Hawk and a live Horned Owl. The museum has really cool exhibits and I thoroughly... More 

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

The movie shown throughout the day about the history of the River is interesting with many facts.

1 Thank cyndyc

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