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“Nicely done, pleasant surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
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Full Day Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Stevenson
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museum dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of the cultural and natural history of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge.
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nicely done, pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

While there some eclectic items here, that just adds to the charm. The main focus of the museum in telling the story of the Columbia Gorge, both Culturally (American Indians & early settlers) and Geologically is well done. Don't forget to see the movie in the theater.

Visited September 2012
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English first
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76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

This beautiful museum overlooking the Columbia River is definately worth the visit. Hanging from the ceiling is a "Jenny" bi-plane. The museum is multi-level so you can get really great views of plane. Other interesting items include an early saw mill, tools and many period photos and interesting displays of native Americans, Lewis and Clark and settlers. There also are many concerts held here with a very up and personal feel. I found this a very nice place to visit if you are in the area.

Visited March 2012
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Rochester, New York
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129 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A museum in need of a theme”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

The native American portion of this exhibit was very good, and the photos of Mt. st. Helen's interesting, but the rest seemed like a resting place for whatever old furniture, industrial equipment, and other artifacts that individuals could not bear to go un noticed. Not worth the time or money. The display of rosary beads particularly bizzare.

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North Vancouver
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fascinating History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Really enjoyed this stop. The View is amazing. The building rare in that one wouldn't expect to find something so beautiful and traditional seemingly in the middle of nowhere - at least when it was built. Be sure to stop here.

Visited August 2012
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Troutdale, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Very interesting. They have a Bi-plane hanging from the ceiling~”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

This three story Intrep Center is not short on exhibits. It's run very efficiently.

We initially came with a group and hubs came next to me and told me in a whisper..."we are coming back when we don't have an hour time limit."

They have, on the first floor a mezzanine that runs whenever people go in and sit down. (you push a button) It is a short film depicting how the Columbia Gorge was formed during the ice age. It's very intriguing.

Be sure to snoop around and look in all the corners. You will find more facts that you never thought you would be interested in.

Visited June 2012
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