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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

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Address: 990 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-4404
Phone Number: 18009912338
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of...

Museum dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of the cultural and natural history of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge.

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Beautiful facility, the exhibits, bathroom, parking, movie theater and gift shop. Learned a lot about the area. Indian exhibits are especially moving. Beautifully preserved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tiredandtravelled
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful facility, the exhibits, bathroom, parking, movie theater and gift shop. Learned a lot about the area. Indian exhibits are especially moving. Beautifully preserved and reconditioned logging equipment. AAA discount and discount for students and seniors. Indoor waterfall. Carved fir tree totems. Largest collection of rosaries.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We learned many things about the local history. Well maintained and interesting. Something for all ages and interests to enjoy. Informative film about how the Columbia gorge was formed. Glad we took time to walk through this interpretive center.

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum on our mini-honeymoon. It was filled with great artifacts from our area. I can't believe we didn't know this place existed. We will definitely be taking our future out of town guests here on their visits. The staff was really nice too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came on a Sunday morning and had the place almost to ourselves. It is a small but very informative museum. Had a coupon for admission which made the price reasonable. I would recommend for families with older children (8+ yrs). Lots of reading and artifacts. Overall very enjoyable.

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Yakima, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Last fall, my dad and I visited the center. I had been here before and found it very interesting. Our family lived in Carson, WA during the 1890 thru 1925. We were disappointed to not find as much information about the 1902 fire as had been there preciously, but my dad enjoyed reading the history and the exhibits. My great... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Very wonderful trip through the gorge. It was beautiful, calming & relaxing. Didn't do the interpretive thing just drove thru & took pics. Gorgeous country up here. We don't have this around Amarillo, tx.

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vancouver, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

A lot to see in this building but feels scattered in presentation. Just downhill (go left to lodge, right to interpretive ctr) by Skamania Lodge so include it in your trip! Beautiful views of the Gorge. A piece of the past brought to life.

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San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is a fun and interesting Center. Lots to see and learn about. Well designed. Don't miss it if in area.

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our time at the Center. An employee have us a demonstration of the fish wheel and steam engine. Learned a lot about the area. The museum was very clean and the staff was friendly. Highly recommend!

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Issaquah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a very fine museum and should not be missed. It has a wide variety of exits and was very informative regarding the local and area history.

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