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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

990 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-4404
+1 800-991-2338
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Museum dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of the cultural and natural history of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam engine” (13 reviews)
“fish wheel” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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990 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648-4404
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+1 800-991-2338
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"steam engine"
in 13 reviews
"fish wheel"
in 11 reviews
"early settlers"
in 7 reviews
"native americans"
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"lewis and clark"
in 8 reviews
"local history"
in 9 reviews
"white settlers"
in 3 reviews
"indian artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"rosary beads"
in 6 reviews
"great museum"
in 8 reviews
"salmon fishing"
in 3 reviews
"short film"
in 4 reviews
"aaa discount"
in 3 reviews
"skamania lodge"
in 15 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the stop"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the vast array/combination of history and interesting. The setting is beautiful. We would recommend a visit.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are reading about native Americans and the history of the Columbia River Gorge in school. Here at the Interpretive Center they can see, touch, and explore what they have been reading about. Antique cars, airplanes, steam engine, movie on the geological creation of the...More

Thank DewPortland
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We were super looking forward to going but they closed early due to their own fundraising event. I was planning to donate extra to the museum. Wish they would have indicated on their website that they were closing early today. I would have planned differently....More

Thank Anjulie G
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Robert P, Manager at Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate feedback, as it only helps us get better. We're sorry to hear that you were unable to visit the museum. We are in the process of linking our social media updates with our...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center is a great place to stop for families. It has exceptional views and exhibits that are engaging and interactive. We found the short film on the Gorge very informative. We didn't look for anyplace to eat, so I am not...More

Thank pott1432
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is a lovly museum, small but well put together giving a really good overview of the history of the area, the native peoples, the economy of the river inhabitants as well as geologic history of the Colombia River Gorge formation. There is a nice...More

Thank SuzJim2014
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

This is a beautiful drive on Highway 14 which hugs the Columbia River. There is something here for everyone! There is a Mac Logging truck, a small airplane, and a fish wheel in the grand gallery. Lots of well displayed info about the early timber...More

Thank KimMac1
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We enjoyed the visit to the interpretive center. As with out museums in the area theysharev a wealth of information about the life that evolved around the Columbia river gorge.

Thank Norman W
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This modern, light-filled building houses a number of eclectic displays that reflects the history of the Columbia Gorge, from its formation and geology, to Indian artifacts, to personal collections and biographical material reflecting the various people who founded and lived in local communities. There is...More

Thank Leebot
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Well-rounded, even includes beautiful antique, hand-sewn quilts, geology film on how the gorge was formed (we didn't know about the floods!). locomotives, machinery, and river boat memorabilia on display. Great location, too.

Thank Bird-Dog5
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Jessica C, Director of Sales at Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review, is there a reason that you only gave us one star? We are always looking for ways to improve.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Well designed exhibits, interesting films, and beautiful views! We intended to stay only an hour, but the museum grabbed our interest and we stayed til closing~ Well worth the time if you are interested in the history of the gorge.

Thank SherriPDX
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