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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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“steam engine” (12 reviews)
“fish wheel” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648
+1 800-991-2338
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We enjoyed the visit to the interpretive center. As with out museums in the area theysharev a wealth of information about the life that evolved around the Columbia river gorge.

Thank Norman W
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This modern, light-filled building houses a number of eclectic displays that reflects the history of the Columbia Gorge, from its formation and geology, to Indian artifacts, to personal collections and biographical material reflecting the various people who founded and lived in local communities. There is...More

Thank Leebot
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Well-rounded, even includes beautiful antique, hand-sewn quilts, geology film on how the gorge was formed (we didn't know about the floods!). locomotives, machinery, and river boat memorabilia on display. Great location, too.

Thank Bird-Dog5
Jessica C, Director of Sales at Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review, is there a reason that you only gave us one star? We are always looking for ways to improve.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Well designed exhibits, interesting films, and beautiful views! We intended to stay only an hour, but the museum grabbed our interest and we stayed til closing~ Well worth the time if you are interested in the history of the gorge.

Thank SherriPDX
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This was the second time to visit the museum and I was reminded of how well it is done. Very interesting exhibits depicting the history of the area with some really good artifacts. Although relatively small it is packed with information and is nicely laid...More

Thank Milford L
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
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