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Yakima Valley Museum

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Address: 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902-3766
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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You'll get a good overview and background of the history of the valley. We enjoyed our visit and spent about 60-90 minutes at the museum. reasonable price

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Portland, ME
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Portland, ME
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'll get a good overview and background of the history of the valley. We enjoyed our visit and spent about 60-90 minutes at the museum. reasonable price

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

My 8 & 9 year old granddaughters were totally entertained by the vintage clothing, shoes, sleighs, and carriages.

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Selah, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

The Yakima Valley Museum (YVM) is one of the best community supported museums in Washington State. It holds an excellent collection of wagons and buggies that are well preserved and displayed. There are exhibits that highlight the contributions made by Native Americans and early pioneers who settled in the Yakima Valley, eventually developing irrigation systems to bring water to a... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This local museum offers historical background on the area (paleontology, Yakima valley, and orchard farming) that is facinating. This is a great museum for kids because there are so many old artifacts. (They have a special kids area too.) Don't get me wrong, this museum will draw the attention of adults too. They have a fascinating rock collection; I saw... More 

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Newcastle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

We attended a concert in the evening so the main Museum wasn't open but we did get to wonder around the basement and upper floor to view exhibits during the intermission. Very fun to see the old neon lights and the history of early settlers in the Yakima Valley.

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a wonderful museum for a great overview history of the Yakima Valley. The museum includes some fun general things like antique buggies but also history specific to Yakima. The William O Douglas exhibit is interesting, as is the WWII history.

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Thank Kerry K
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We stopped here to take a break from a long drive home. What an interesting and well curated museum. Being of Japanese descent, I found the section on the Internment very interesting. The same occurred up and down the Pacific Northwest so I was well informed, but it always interests me to learn about what it was like in other... More 

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Thank pennymasae
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I didn't expect much from this museum but was pleasantly surprised. Absolutely great for kids! From the museum cat near the front door, it took us 1/2 an hour to walk past with a 2 year old, to the lights and interactive rooms for the kids. Adults and children will be charmed!

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Thank Diane H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Raised in Yakima and find the Museum a lovely tribute to the Arts in Yakima. Administration available to answer questions about the history of Yakima, its people and the museum itself.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I was really just trying to get out of the heat, but when I got inside it is a great little museum. Actually it's not little at all there are many displays and if you take the time you can find out about apples, bees, transportation of the region, a supreme court judge and people of the valley. I loved... More 

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