Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson

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  • If you're a guy, or a mechanically-minded female -- not my wife -- you'll love this place. Gear from pioneer days -- full size and, in some cases, operational. Tons of period pix. Interesting design.....  more »
  • The tour started with a movie on the history and a docent's explanation of the operation of an old Columbia River fishing Wheel. There is a variety of exhibits including Native American, Asian, and.....  more »
  • So many cool exhibits that tell the story of the natives as well as the explorers who brought civilization to the northwest. Amazing artifacts and so much literature to get lost in. There are a total of 3 stories to this museum. Each floor displays different eras. There's even local exhibits with Mt. Saint Helens and the fire of 2017. Highlights are the rosary collection, as well as the airplane. Even the outdoor "junkyard" is amazing, that display so many cool vehicles and train cars. A very cool place for all ages. You'll get lost in the information if you are into the history of this amazing Columbia Gorge.
  • I enjoyed the displays & talks. I expected more information about indigenous peoples. There is an exhibit but the interactive, dynamic parts of the museum are more about the ingenuity of the settlers than the culture that existed before that. It seemed especially egregious that the "Spiritual Quest" section was about Eastern religion & Roman Catholicism. Not a word about the native practices.

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