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Maryhill Museum of Art

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Address: 35 Maryhill Museum Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620-4601
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+1 509-773-3733
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Well worth a stop. Cannot see it all in one visit.

Getting there is a long drive...if you keep on the Washington side of the Columbia River. It is much quicker if you use I-84 on the Oregon side. This is one man's (Sam Hill... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Meridian, Idaho
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Meridian, Idaho
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting there is a long drive...if you keep on the Washington side of the Columbia River. It is much quicker if you use I-84 on the Oregon side. This is one man's (Sam Hill) collection, that in in what was designed to be his home, but was turned into a museum before he completed the building. The upper floors have... More 

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San Mateo, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun to wander this out of the way museum, created by Sam Hill, Big Alma Spreckels and the Queen of Romania (who donated some of her furniture and gowns). Includes a huge collection of chess sets, Rodin sculptures, western art, glass, and nearby a WWI peace monument inspired by Stonehenge.

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

I have always wanted to stop and go to this museum and I finally did! It was lovely. The entrance fee is very reasonable for a museum of this caliber. The building and view alone are worth the drive off the beaten track. The beautiful entrance displays and history of Romanian royalty are fascinating. The chess display we saw held... More 

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Reviewed March 19, 2017

MaryhillMuseum has such an eclectic collection and the building is fabulous with even more fabulous views. I love the history of this place - it's all about having a dream. The Theater de Mode Fashion Exhibit & Rodin collections are my favorite but this is a place of magic & history I will always treasure.

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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Interesting story of Sam Hill a early pioneer of this place of the state, and how he build this mansion for his wife Mary. Who never lived here. Great art museum and they have a sandwich bar too. You can visit the Maryhill winery next store and its a easy drive to Stonehenge too.

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Maryhill Museum has wonderful things to see both inside and outside the museum. The outside reveals far reaching vistas of Oregon, across the river, and the Columbia Hills and the river below plus a fantastic view of Mt. Hood. The grounds are full of outdoor sculptures to explore. Inside there are treasures to discover from Queen Marie's Romania. She personally... More 

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Reviewed February 9, 2017

We were on a trip exploring the Columbia Gorge on our way to Portland from Spokane and took time to tour this amazing museum. You could easily spend a whole day here - with multiple floors of exhibits, a great cafe with a wonderful view of the river, a large park with picnic space and the Stonehenge replica and veterans... More 

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

We had no idea this museum even existed. We were staying close to there and had some extra time so thought we would check it out. We were quite impressed and surprised. There was a large variety of exhibits and artifacts. The grounds were quite beautiful. Well worth the time for a visit.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

I have visited here several times over many years. The collection is astonishing considering where the museum is located. You would expect to see something like this in a major city. It reminds me a little of the Getty Villa in Malibu. A very nice setting and an extensive collection. If you are anywhere within 100 miles, it's worth the... More 

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Shippenville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

After reading about and hearing about Samuel Hill, I included Maryhill Art Museum in my itinerary. What a pleasant surprise! This impressive building is the jewel of the 5,300 acres situated along the Columbia River Gorge. There are four floors of displays including Native American baskets, clothing, tools, etc., furniture designed by the Queen of Romania, original Rodin art pieces,... More 

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