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The 48,200 sq. ft. facility won an American Institute of Architects Honor Award for its appealing design. The Center is situated on a 54-acre point of land adjacent to the Columbia River and the Historic Columbia River Highway. The site provides...more
All reviews wasco county discovery center lewis and clark ice age birds of prey couple of hours gift shop two hours the river red tailed hawk natural history interesting exhibits great introduction all ages great displays nice facility native americans
This place is loaded with information about the Columbia River Gorge and so much of its history! If you’ve never been there then don’t wait, just see it now! The Trainer (RN)* Personal Trainer, “One On One Only”
We'd passed this on the freeway many times and never taken the time to stop and visit. That was a big mistake.
This is not your old-school historical museum full of some guy's threshing equipment or collection of arrowheads. The displays are carefully and thoughtfully...More
Hard to describe this place. It is a museum, but really more than just the gorge, it covers the history of the local area also. It covers history, geology, ecology. The rooms are designed in such a way to engage visitors in the displays using...More
This is a small but mighty museum with excellent exhibits combined with beautiful architecture. Well worth a visit when in the area. The Lewis and Clark exhibit for instance was very visual and really gave the viewer a good idea of all that they carried...More
My wife and I made it a point to stop here before we drove west through the gorge (I highly recommend crossing the river and touring from the Washington side until you get to Bridge of the Gods). I loved the nature walk and it...More
Of note: the Coulmbia River tile mosaic in the main hallway...showing all of towns along the way. Great presentation not only of the Corp of Discovery, but also of the indigenous peoples of the area. Both sides are presented. That portion of the museum was...More
Birds of prey and an amazing museum. Beautiful view of the Columbia Gorge and great stop as you drive through. Want to take a walk? You can take the trail down to river on bike or walk along river all the way back through town....More