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Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

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Explore the crossroads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Discover the history of the railroad that ran by the tide, fishing, logging and early explorers of the Columbia-Pacific region.
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115 Lake St SE, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9198
+1 360-642-3446
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum. Daughter is doing a history fair project on the "Graveyard of the Pacific", so we stopped in specifically for the GOP exhibit that happened to be on display during our visit, how lucky were we! Great activity for those rainy days in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PalouCope
Reviewed October 8, 2018

What a wonderful museum to discover in this small Washington town. It is interesting, clean and focused on the local area. The museum encompasses a wide variety of displays while providing good resource material for each exhibit. You are certain to leave with a new...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MiaAmica
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I was in the Long Beach area for a geocaching event. We had special permission to view the fully restored Nahcotta train car in their court yard which I believe is only open to the public once a year. The information was great and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Helen223
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Go on Thursday when admission is free. Interesting local history. Very nice little displays of old time sections of town. Went to see a display of Eric Wiegardt’s watercolors. It will be there until October 6, 2018.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 786isabell
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

This is generally a very lovely museum, and many of my family have planned trips there, but I was utterly disgusted with how I was treated. A younger woman, who was completely absent from the front desk when we came in, snuck up on my...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

If you want to learn more about the local area and people, this is the place to do it. A pleasant place to visit, with knowledgeable staff and volunteers to answer your questions. They rotate exhibits and emphasis to keep it interesting. Thinks to support...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Wuerme
Reviewed August 24, 2017

The hand-powered boat journey across the Pacific was the highlight of the visit. The rest of the exhibits were more-or-less average. But if you live inland in the US this might be a good place to get a feeling of this maritime environment and its...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank saulsnatsky
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Spending the summer getting to explore the Pacific northwest, and this area in particular, has been so fun, and this museum really added to my research. No, it's not glitzy and shiny new, but it is filled with so much information and items, there is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

First time here. This museum doesn't get as much attention as the Lewis Clark one up the street, but I found it just as informative. The overall building and interior could use a renovation but for 5.00 it certainly was worth the price. This museum...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dave B
Reviewed January 30, 2017

This small elite museum holds the local heritage of the peninsula. You can explore the Crossroads of History, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. During the year the museum features interesting exhibits, and the permanent exhibition galleries showcase the rich history the region.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Mary V
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I haven't heard of cranberrian festival. Sorry.