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Yakima Valley Museum

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Address: 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902-3766
Phone Number: 509-248-0747
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Diane H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Kids room is awesome. 4YO and 2YO played happily for hours. Soda fountain is a blast. Really nice people. Some great exhibits. Entrance fee is so inexpensive. All around a very positive experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Wonderful museum, and be sure to check out the opalized petrified wood display. Whole trees turned into opal. and be sure to leave room for a chocolate soda at the 50s style soda fountain!

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Thank David K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

fun for family and friends coming from out fo town to see all the things about Yakima and more kids had fun in the play room also

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Thank Paris K
Old Hickory, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

In all the years we've visited Yakima we have never visited this museum and were delighted to discover that it is a real gem. It is much larger than it appears and is full of fascinating displays. A room is dedicated to Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, a Yakima native. The Native American artifacts are gorgeous. The neon garden... More 

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Normangee, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We really enjoyed the historical significance of the Yakima Valley's early days and its transition to current times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The soda Fountain here will take you back to the old days with everything from the retro decor to the Malts and Milkshakes. Staff is personable and friendly, and prices aren't bad at all. Enjoy an afternoon at the museum and cap off the day with a malt from the Soda Fountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a terrific time here with the kids. They absolutely loved it and learned a lot. They even had a great time playing in the snow afterwards! 😁

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