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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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History of where my family first settled

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Yakima, WA
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Yakima, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank eiger13
Amarillo, Texas
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank sandika2016
vancouver, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Gail N
San Antonio
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank PsychSanAntonio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank ExetertoStar
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Larry N
Washougal, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a large group and the staff was courteous and organized. They had a scavenger hunt for visitors and people to demonstrate the fish wheel and huge engine. There are plenty of places to sit, both inside & outside.

Thank Penny H
Mt. Vernon
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to visit as an adult. No hands on stuff for kids that I could find. Rich with local history. Loved the quilt section. Fairly new , very modern.

Thank choozeywife
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This interpretive center has it all: interesting, engaging exhibits tastefully displayed; plenty of spaces to sit, stand, relax, and reflect; breathtaking scenery. There is ample parking. Staff and volunteers are friendly, helpful, very well-versed, and engaged. I was there to provide the music for a fundraising event, and was impressed at the degree to which the Center went to insure... More 

Thank MegandBigGeorge
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We often seek out museums in the locales we travel through as you get a better sense of local history. C.G.I.C. Museum does not disappoint. It is well maintained, nicely organized and with most informative exhibits including the largest collection of rosary beads in the world. We helped them open up on a Monday morning and our views were mostly... More 

Thank David D

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