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“surprisingly good”

Maryhill Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Goldendale
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Housed in a majestic Beaux Art mansion overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the NW's most fascinating cultural destinations. Explore world-class European & American art, an extensive American Indian art collection, sculptures and watercolors by Auguste Rodin - one of the largest collections in the US - and much, much more. Cafe, museum shop, sculpture garden, & picnic grounds on-site. In 2012 the museum opened its 25,000 square foot Mary & Bruce Stevenson Wing, featuring a dedicated arts education suite, a cafe with terrace seating and sweeping views of the Gorge and Mount Hood.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 21, 2011

Really enjoyed the unique art and artifacts. Learned a lot about the builders of the Pacific Northwest and, oddly, Queen Marie of Romania.

Thank carmensue
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

Nice building, beautiful setting. The art is varied - religious icon painting, chess set, some portraits & furniture from royalty. The special exhibit was very interesting. Not worth a special trip, but worth stopping in.

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Reviewed February 24, 2010

You may need to rub your eyes and pinch yourself the first time you see the Beaux Arts mansion amongst the brown fields of Goldendale. It isn't a dream. Maryhill is our own treasure tucked away in one of the most beautiful scenic areas in the world. Devote an entire day to this museum and its eclectic collection of art: Native American collections, Rodin, and Le Theatre de la Mode (miniature fashion mannequins from post- WWII Paris.) If it is a sunny day, wander the exquisitely landscaped grounds and take in view of the gorgeous Columbia River. A short car ride down a winding road takes you to a quirky replica of Stonehenge. It isn't an authentic replica, but it has become a regional landmark and is fun to sight from the highway across the river.

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Reviewed February 24, 2010

This museum is well worth the trip. If you are planning a trip out into the gorge, definitely make time to stop at Maryhill. The grounds are amazing with incredible views across the gorge and the museum itself has a fascinating collection. Their native american collection is superb.

Thank Bucci500
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Reviewed September 20, 2009

Who would have thought we would find an extraordinary museum in the middle of NOWHERE? "Where in the Sam Hill...??" Ever heard that phrase? Well, ,fter visiting the Maryhill Museum in the Columbia River Gorge, it takes on a whole new meaning.
It was indeed Samuel Hill--Harvard graduate, attorney to railroad tycoons. wealthy road builder and automobile enthusiast--who build a magnificent "ranch" house complete with underground parking--made of POURED CONCRETE, no less, back in the early years of the 1900's. In fact, you could drive right through the middle of the house with your car. Quirky, inspirational and eccentric he must have been.
Maryhill houses one of the best collections of American Indian Art I have ever seen, not to slight the museum's holdings of Rodin sculpture and drawings. Add to that the many pieces of art donated by Hill's friends, Queen Marie of Hungary and Mrs. Spreckles (of the Spreckles sugar fortune) and you have a little national treasure sitting in the middle of...well...nowhere. Worth a trip, regardless of where you hail from or how long you have to drive or fly to get there.

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