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“Very informative!”
Review of The History Museum

The History Museum
Ranked #32 of 69 things to do in Hood River
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Owner description: Discover culture and history through fresh, engaging exhibits, and exciting programs. Permanent Exhibits include: Native American Culture, Early Settlers, Timber and Logging, Agriculture, Recreation, the Hood River Japanese American story, and Luhr Jensen & Sons: Where Legends Were Made. Children's Exploration Space features hands on activities and educational displays for families and children of all ages.
Whidbey Island, Washington
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76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very informative!”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

A stop here is a great start to a tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Aside from the River and Lewis & Clark, I had no idea about the history of this area of Oregon. The history and displays are unusually thorough and complete, and were a great background to have while visiting and appreciating the Columbia River Gorge.

The museum's website states that it is staffed by volunteers, and that 'open hours' may depend during inclement weather on the staff's ability to be there. Best to check if that's the case while you're there.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank JJSCPA
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15 reviews from our community

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Santa Barbara, CA
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133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Showcasing the History of the Columbia Gorge and combined with the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center this is an outstanding Museum that you can easily spend several hours appreciating/ When I was there they had a 30 minute lecture on Raptor birds which included a live Hawk and a live Horned Owl. The museum has really cool exhibits and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Vneuman921
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Lincoln City, Oregon
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Check Out the Movie”
Reviewed 13 November 2011

The movie shown throughout the day about the history of the River is interesting with many facts.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank cyndyc
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San Diego
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A small piece of history...”
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Get the local flavor here. See how it was a hundred years ago...

Visited October 2010
1 Thank paintingwoman
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