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“Great little gem”

Maryhill Museum of Art
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$211.11*
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Private Tour: Columbia River Gorge Day Trip from Portland
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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is the second time we have gone to the Maryhill Museum of Art. The exhibits are truly worthy, as well as, the scenery. A must see if you are in the area.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had visited several years ago but had read that a wing had been added. We found the exhibits better than ever with more space available. The paintings, the costumes, the history, the explanations, the outdoor unique sculptures, etc all made it a worthwhile visit. The topper was the little cafe in the new wing where we were able to eat our food on the deck outside on a glorious day overlooking the Columbia.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

For years I have wanted to stop at the Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, Washington, but it just never worked out with our travel schedule. It is visible from the Interstate on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. This time it was a destination, and it was not a disappointment. You can go on line to see the whole story of this very interesting mansion built by Samuel Hill. But the visit is a fairly concise museum with interesting variety of sculpture (Rodin, no less) late 40's French fashion manequins, and a variety of paintings. One of the most interesting displays was of a variety of very intricate chess sets. There is an extensive and outstanding display of a wide variety of American Indian artifacts. There is a quite good cafe on site and to sit out on the deck overlooking the Columbia is a real treat. I am sure that the displays change from time to time as this museum houses a very extensive collection of which it is said only about 10% is on display at a given time. This is worth a stop, or a special visit. After our visit, we continued on to Portland on the Washington side of the river. This will take you apst the Maryhill Winery and is a somewhat more interesting view than on the other side of the river, with great views of Mount Hood (except you would miss Multnomah Falls, if that is on your itinerary).

Thank Norma J
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Who'd of thunk that you could find such a place in such a remote location. The museum is wonderful, a very eclectic collection. While out of the way, this and the winery next door are worth the time and effort to get there.

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

WE haven't gone in an art museum for awhile so we decided to visit this one. We got there a little before they opened so we went onto the lawn area and checked out all the sculptures. Beautiful work. I especially liked the horse made out of gears. When they opened we went inside and started going through. The items of Queen Marie of Romania were absolutely beautiful. They had a lot of her furniture. I found the chess collection to be amazing! I had no idea there were that many different chess sets and that so many countries play chess. The art work was nice and I in particular liked one artist whose work looked so alive on the canvas. The Native American exhibit is really nice and they have a lot of things. We found it a very pleasurable visit and I would definitely tell people to include this in their activities while visiting thise area.

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