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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648
+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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648
+1 800-991-2338
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We often seek out museums in the locales we travel through as you get a better sense of local history. C.G.I.C. Museum does not disappoint. It is well maintained, nicely organized and with most informative exhibits including the largest collection of rosary beads in the...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Enjoyed this museum and gift shop. We spent a little over an hour looking through the exhibits, most featuring local history, from the Native American tribes, the early explorers (Lewis and Clark) and the early pioneers of the area. An eclectic addition was the worlds...More

Thank BarbaraBruell
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It was a real pleasure to stroll throughout the interpretive center and read about the history of the Columbia River Gorge. I especially liked the information regarding the native Indians who first lived there and the early explorations by Lewis and Clark and others. The...More

Thank denisebC8711GY
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Well set up and very informative. Learned a lot about the area and the local residences and how the area grew.

Thank Aaron C
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Well-presented collection of historical and geographical memorabilia relating to the Columbia Gorge. Begin the tour with First Peoples as the layout follows an historical evolution of the Gorge. Logging and fishing drove the economy of the area for many years so there is a large...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is a beautiful building that is well maintained. The exhibits are very interesting and we learned a lot about Stevenson and the Gorge

Thank zentraveler007
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We've been to this museum twice now while we stayed at Skamania Lodge. Very informative and fun to walk through. Allow yourself at least an hour and a half to two hours to enjoy it all.

Thank jazzsherrie
Reviewed 29 December 2015

A very clean museum. Very modern detaiing the history of the gorge. A great value and a must see if you are traveling to the gorge. I would also visit the town of Stevenson. The walkway along the river is breath taking.

Thank JoeA336
Reviewed 9 December 2015

If you are looking for a museum with local flavor, great variety and a combination of native, Lewis and Clark and settler stuff all within an easy time frame - this is your choice. Friendly staff, great museum.

1  Thank granbrandrew
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is an amazing find in a small town. It is huge and full of very well thought out exhibits to lead you from centuries ago to present day Columbia River gorge. Starting out with the Indian tribes and their history, going through the white...More

1  Thank John13Tacoma
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