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Douglas County Museum

124 West Walnut Street, Waterville, WA 98858
+1 509-745-8435
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Great place - if for no other reason, come to hold the meteorite

A very very well curated local museum. Lots of interesting stuff - and all from the Douglas... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
abearfellow
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World class hostess. My favorite line was when she said the meteorite originated between mars and... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Eric W
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“local history” (2 reviews)
“meteorite” (2 reviews)
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124 West Walnut Street, Waterville, WA 98858
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+1 509-745-8435
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A very very well curated local museum. Lots of interesting stuff - and all from the Douglas county area. We got an escorted tour which is always better than trying to figure it out on one's own (but even alone, the descriptions of things were...More

Thank abearfellow
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

World class hostess. My favorite line was when she said the meteorite originated between mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt. And I thought I came a long way to Waterville! The gems under uv light were great. The judge's chair/desk and the Dutch 17th...More

Thank Eric W
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you love rocks like I do, go here! What a resource for local as well as state history. And of course the infamous two headed calf is there. Kids love that.

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This informative museum in the charming town of Waterville is a quiet spot to appreciate local history. The County Seat, Waterville is the center of a farming community near the Columbia River, but in wheat country! A small gem on Route 2, stop and take...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Considering the size of the area that the museum has drawn its exhibits from, it's really not too shabby. For a donation, you can get a personalized tour, which includes some interesting stories - such as how a local woman turned her already purple glassware...More

Thank SarahJ100100
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We received a personal guided tour of this museum. They have a wonderful rock collection, farm collection, and sectins of an old Bank and Post Office. If you like history, old farm equipment, rocks, dresses and many other items from times gone by. This is...More

Thank Judi K
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Fantastic host, really interesting to two English visitors, really enjoyed the mineral collection and the local family connection. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Waterville.

2  Thank gracefurness
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

This museum has collections not always seen in small town museums. The exhibits are well put together and clean. Not too busy. Staff are friendly and helpful. Brighter lighting might be helpful in some of the areas. The giant music box/record player was cool and...More

Thank Kricket N
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

We arrived on a day that the museum was closed, but as we got to the door, a volunteer was there getting ready for a display the next day. She so graciously let us in, gave us a wonderful tour and was so friendly. Definitely...More

Thank jeannecass
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

This was my second visit here, and like last time i spend two hours, and still feel I have only gotten though about 1/3 of the collection. There is an amazing amount of artifacts displayed here, and impeccably displayed. For a person interested ion Douglas...More

2  Thank Hayduke
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