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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

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Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd,, Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone Number: +1 541-966-9748
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The institute chronicles tribal heritage and the impact of Western...

The institute chronicles tribal heritage and the impact of Western migration from the Native American perspective.

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Very informative!!

If you haven't been I highly recommend going to this museum. It is well put together. Great exhibits that share a lot of information. Don't be rushed when you go. Take the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2015
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West Linn, Oregon
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West Linn, Oregon
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

If you haven't been I highly recommend going to this museum. It is well put together. Great exhibits that share a lot of information. Don't be rushed when you go. Take the time to check it out.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

This is a very modern easy to get to Museum on the edge of town. Very friendly staff. I went away having learned about many things that I did not know about. I think this would be a good place for families and a school field trip.

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Baker City, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

displays okay shops and restaurants do not belong in a museum especially a cultural heritage museum need more emphasis on the rich history of the tribes

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

Tribal museums are an amazing strength in our world and the Umatilla Tribe has grown and prospered over many decades. The Cultural Institute offers the viewer to learn the Umatilla legacy and history from the people who experienced it. Family-friendly/.

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Woodburn, oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

This Institute has a very calming and appealing architecture and landscape. You can see remnants of the Oregon Trail in the Distance on Cabbage Hill. The Institute is so much more than just a museum. The exhibits are very authentic and tell the native american Indians story of their culture and history and lace in the land we all love.... More 

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Benton City, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

We love going to this museum, you learn so much about the Tribe and the history of Pendleton. If you have never been here it is a must see, The artifacts and pictures of the area and the history of the Pendleton Round-up are great. The short movie that give the history of the Indians is a must see. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

The facility is beautiful. Permenant and visiting exhibits were well displayed, informative, and enjoyable. The museum told a difficult story well. Don't miss the chance to visit.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Upon entering this beautiful new building and listening to the introduction by Coyote, you are experiencing a different perspective through sight and sound. Western Native American history is revealed with photos and artifacts in a well-curated way. A friendly warning: you may be saddened by the Trail of Tears facts as told by Native Americans but encouraged by their determination.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

Excellent exhibits. Extremely well done and educational. Nice gift shop. Worth several hours of time.

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Borrego Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

The populating of the American West told from the Native American perspective -- without an axe to grind. Very well presented, very enlightening. I've been following the Oregon Trail from Independence Missouri and this is one of the best exhibits and interpretations I've seen - and, believe me, I've seen dozens!

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