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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

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Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801-6111
Phone Number: 541-966-9748
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The institute chronicles tribal heritage and the impact of Western...

The institute chronicles tribal heritage and the impact of Western migration from the Native American perspective.

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Educational and Beautiful

This is a museum located next to the casino, so needless to say, I was blown away by the quality of the exhibits. It's not only interesting, it's a great way to learn about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a museum located next to the casino, so needless to say, I was blown away by the quality of the exhibits. It's not only interesting, it's a great way to learn about the history of the Native Americans of that region, the impact that European settlers had on their culture and the struggle that these people still face... More 

Thank Soybert
Central Saanich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional and refreshing. The story is told from the Tribal perspective, not what you learn in Social Studies Classes. The gently winding road that leads the visitor to the building situated beautifully on the land. The storyline teaches ancient ways as well as shows the visitor that this culture is not dead but alive and thriving in the modern world.... More 

Thank biancam595
Cottage Grove Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This extremely informative and entertaining museum teaches all of us non Native Americans that the term "Indian" does not begin to do justice to the diversity of the countries/peoples who lived on this continent before the Europeans landed here. This museum depicts the history of three nations who warred with each other and ultimately settled with each other on a... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much here to see, but being out on the open prairie was lovely. Worth sitting here to just watch the clouds. Fantastic gift shop - prices are high but no higher than (for example) the Pendleton Mill store.

Thank NewportMania
Pendleton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan to spend a couple of hours here, if you can. It's not huge, but it's so well thought out and engaging that you'll want to take your time.

1 Thank Shawn M
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic example of a tribal museum. With its amazing resources, the museum exhibits show visitors the rich history of the three peoples of the Umatilla Reservation. This is an important institution in the region and one all people on the Lewis and Clark Trail or Oregon Trail should visit to gain a better perspective of the Native... More 

1 Thank John T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This place is a true gem filled with interesting cultural history and artifacts. I really appreciated the chronological approach and the vast collection of artwork. I learned a lot about the native population of the area, as well as about how the Oregon Trail affected people who called this area home first. It is a beautiful museum/institute. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Maple M
Pendleton, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed in exhibits. Did not seem to have much for younger children (5 to 9). Everything seemed to be blan.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent museum that provides information of the Native American experience and explains a lot of things using a native american viewpoint. Make sure you allow at least two hours.

1 Thank Thomas N
Seminole, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours going thru the museum. Shows the history of the Native American on the Oregon plains. Explains their wars and treaties. Several short films are included. The museum also has a lovely gift shop.

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