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Maryhill Museum of Art

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Address: 35 Maryhill Museum Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620-4601
Phone Number: +1 509-773-3733
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Housed in a majestic Beaux Art mansion overlooking the Columbia River...

Housed in a majestic Beaux Art mansion overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the NW's most fascinating cultural destinations. Explore world-class European & American art, an extensive American Indian art collection, sculptures and watercolors by Auguste Rodin - one of the largest collections in the US - and much, much more. Cafe, museum shop, sculpture garden, & picnic grounds on-site.

In 2012 the museum opened its 25,000 square foot Mary & Bruce Stevenson Wing, featuring a dedicated arts education suite, a cafe with terrace seating and sweeping views of the Gorge and Mount Hood.

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There is plenty of parking, a cafe, and a gift shop. But the best part, of course are the displays. There is always a traveling exhibit...this year the Native American Trade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Angela and Ron G
Yakima, WA
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Yakima, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is plenty of parking, a cafe, and a gift shop. But the best part, of course are the displays. There is always a traveling exhibit...this year the Native American Trade Blankets, which were beautiful. The Theatre de Mode (tiny fashion mannequins) from the 1940s were amazing. Each year they change the assortment on display. Other permanent displays are the... More 

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Kentwood, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

According to John Tuhy, author of SAM HILL, he was called The Prince of Castle Nowhere. Obviously it is somewhere, and that is on the Washington side of the Columbia River gorge at Maryhill in Washington State. This is a draw not only for architecture buffs, as it is as close to European castle as you will find in the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sam Hill was a road builder just after the turn of the 20th Century. Among others, U.S. 97 was his baby. He was wealthy, and knew people at the top of English society, including the English born Queen Marie, who took a trainload full of Romanian art treasues out of that country during WW1. Some of it wound up in... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Permanent exhibits, accessible to everyone, include works by Auguste Rodin; photos of Samuel Hill (the museum founder); art nouveau posters, photographs, glasswork and memorabilia of Loïe Fuller (1863–1928), pioneer of modern dance whose influence sparked a new generation of dancers in the early 1900s, and who convinced Sam Hill to turn his mansion into an art museum; a Native American... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited today. In NYC, I'd rate it four of five stars. But for a small city, it's outstanding. Probably half the collection directly relates to the area (Native American artifacts, & trade blanket collection). Most of the rest is European. There are nearby vineyards to round out your visit. Worth a trip.

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Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this museum maybe a decade ago and never forgot its charm. What a delight to discover it has been expanded and the exhibits presented in a fresh professional manner. The Rodin material has its own wing now. I appreciated the presentation on lost wax process. Another new wing has an American Indian display with thoughtful interpretation. A special... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We explored the exhibits and grounds and found many delights at Maryhill. The quality and diversity of the collection and exhibits is stunning. I loved the Indian trade blankets show. It was well done. The 1940's high fashion exhibit, complete with mini models, theater sets, and carefully detailed outfits was a surprise and a joy, an ode to some great... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow a couple of hours to take advantage of this superb collection. World renowned artists are represented. My favorite is the Haute Couture miniatures. Take time to eat in the cafe that offers a simple yet satisfying menu. Enjoy the vistas while you eat. Relax, soak up the culture and the beauty of the nature that surrounds Maryhill. Just down... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum contains several really interesting collections, which have absolutely nothing to do with one another. My favorites were the trade blankets, Rodin sculpture, and international chess sets. Check out the terrace outside the cafeteria for fantastic views of the Columbia River Valley.

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Washougal, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit in the last couple of years and as usual, we found the displays interesting and the location stunning. New artwork on the lawn to enjoy as well as their new wing; awesome!

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