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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish wheel” (10 reviews)
“local history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648
+1 800-991-2338
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Modern museum on the north shore of the Columbia at Stevenson WA. Exhibits tell the geological & human history of the Gorge in interesting ways and include full size fishwheel replica and numerous old vehicles and trains. Well done video explains srea geology and another...More

Thank kgesc
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I will say the center doesn't have very good signs from off of Highway 14 but we managed to find it. Admission is $10 per person. It was laid out very well and flowed nicely. Lots and lots of exhibits with a description of each...More

Thank tokanier
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A vibrant collection of past treasures, the museum contains spectacular quilts. The best features one adored with 420 wildflowers, each in a small block.

Thank aphrab
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This is an interactive museum and was better than expected considering that it was out in the "boonies". The story of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge was shared. There is a huge 37 ft. fish wheel that was popular that must be seen...More

Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We live in Oregon and we are very familiar with the history of the gorge but if you are from out of town, places like these can be very interesting. From ancient lava flows and floods, early Indians, Lewis & Clark expedition, pioneer settlement to...More

1  Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 11 June 2017

My friend and I decided to drive out to the museum and took advantage of a LivingSocial coupon, giving us access to the museum for $11. I have to tell you, we were blown away by the amount of displays and information here! You will...More

Thank Theresa A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Plenty to see. Well presented. A local museum on steroids. Movie and gift shop too. Not a whole lot to keep toddlers and tykes interested but older children will enjoy it.

Thank oldretiredguy22
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We wish we had been able to spend more time at the "Museum in the Heart of the Gorge." During our brief visit, I especially enjoyed the exhibits about the history of the early settlers along the Columbia River Gorge, the steam engines, the canning...More

Thank ARretired
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a very good museum about the local area, its industries, and daily life in the past. There are many items of interest, and some are surprising, too. The museum's several sections include lots of good exhibits about First Peoples as well as about...More

1  Thank mcgGeorgia
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Very information displays and a nice variety of different antique machines and equipment. Provides a great overview and understanding of the Columbia Gorge and the communities of the area. We were first time visitors to the area and it really help us appreciate the locale.

Thank John G
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