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“Interesting Insights”

Yakama Nation Cultural Center
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Toppenish
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Owner description: This cultural center offers a look into the culture of the Yakama Indians.
Galway, Ireland
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163 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Interesting Insights”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stopped off here to get a taste of the Native American culture in Yakima (this seems to be the main interpretive centre in the area) and it was interesting insight to the lives of the local culture. All aspects of Native American life is covered, including involvement in the World Wars. No photography is allowed anywhere inside, so bear that in mind when you enter the building.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Local Indian History”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

The cultural center is nice to stop in and see but the museum is darkly lit and limited in its space. The Native Americans in this area did so much, offered so much it's too bad there is not more space to show it all. The work that has been done there, the history is worth seeing but doesn't take long to review. Although you can see the center from highway 97 it is a bit difficult to find the entrance.

Entry cost to the museum was very affordable.

Admission was:
Adults: $6.00
Seniors 55 & Over: $4.00
Children (11-18): $4.00
Children (0-10): $2.00
Active Military: $4.00
Guided Tour: $25.00

Open 8 am - 5pm

There is a restaurant in the same building. Check times and openings on the website. I found the food OK.

Visited August 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Informative and interesting but fairly superficial ....”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Found this with much difficulty. Search "Yakama Nation RV" to find. Garmin GPS did not recognize street address found on Google. Not sure if being on Yakama reservation made difference. Small but interesting. Could use more depth/substance. Rather dimly lit. Interesting gift someof which are not Native American.

Visited October 2013
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Siletz, Oregon, United States
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Native American museum”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We only had 2 hours to spent - could have stayed 3 and learned more. Wonderful displays - good explanations of artifacts...Only problem is some of the lights on the display cases were off and we couldn't read the write ups in those cases...Great on site display of lodge house and tee pee. Nice gift store but prices there aren't cheap. Interesting that it has espresso coffee for sale.

Visited September 2013
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Emery, SD
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

A great cultural center. Very nice displays. Well worth a visit. There is a restaurant and theater on the property as well.

Visited September 2013
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