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A Bit of Ellensburg History

Lots of beautiful art done by Mr. Clymer and local artists. Tons of history and if your traveling... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Lindy W
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Camano Island, Washington
Rodeo art, love it!

This is a small western art museum with exhibits that change. We lucked out the theme while... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
lizardMarquette_MI
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Marquette, MI
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Lots of beautiful art done by Mr. Clymer and local artists. Tons of history and if your traveling throw Ellensburg you need to stop and check it out. Every time I go to the Museum there is something new to check out.

Thank Lindy W
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This is a small western art museum with exhibits that change. We lucked out the theme while visiting was about the rodeo. We were able to see an interesting exhibit about women and the Ellensburg rodeo thru the years~ interesting. They also had an exhibit...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Several rooms of wonderful Western Art are featured at this street front museum. Mr. Clymer led a full life of art, military and rodeo activities. As a commercial artist, Clymer worked as a railroad publicist and Marine Corp newsman. His family life and friends are...More

Thank WisconsinTraveler45
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This small museum in downtown Ellensburg is free to all (donations and memberships welcome) and showcases the exquisite illustrative art of John Ford Clymer (1907-1989), an Ellensburg native. Clymer painted at least 80 Saturday Evening Post covers and many more for various magazines and businesses...More

Thank bksgrrrl
Reviewed 1 October 2017

There are some nice examples of local western art. If you pass through Ellensburg, it's a pleasant stopover. I'm not sure whether they charge admission because we were on a group tour.

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 21 September 2017

They have different things happening there often. There is a wonderful gift shop. A lot of history. Great stop, must see!

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Local artists show their painting and pottery in a comfortable setting. My favorite is the western artwork. It includes many unusual pieces that gives Labor Day weekend a new perspective each year. It includes history of the fair and rodeo. This is the place to...More

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a really good small museum and fits right into the town. The gift shop used to be terrific- I would buy great southwestern jewelry there- but they have changed it to be more chi-chi. I thought there were nicely curated objects but I...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The Clymer is a small but interesting museum/gallery in downtown Ellensburg. It has a small exhibit on rodeo history, and some some beautiful pieces of Western and Native American Art. The Clymer Museum also has rotating exhibits that change every so often. The reception area...More

Thank NickABQ
Reviewed 30 September 2016

It seems unkind to rate this place as "average," because it has obviously been put together by people who care deeply about art and about involving others, particularly kids, in its creation. There are a few exhibits, all of which are interesting, but this is...More

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