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Douglas County Museum

124 West Walnut Street, Waterville, WA 98858
+1 509-745-8435
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Packed with great collections and knowledgeable volunteers!

If you love rocks like I do, go here! What a resource for local as well as state history. And of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Lisa W
Waterville, Washington
History of Waterville

This informative museum in the charming town of Waterville is a quiet spot to appreciate local... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Seattle, Washington
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124 West Walnut Street, Waterville, WA 98858
+1 509-745-8435
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you love rocks like I do, go here! What a resource for local as well as state history. And of course the infamous two headed calf is there. Kids love that.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This informative museum in the charming town of Waterville is a quiet spot to appreciate local history. The County Seat, Waterville is the center of a farming community near the Columbia River, but in wheat country! A small gem on Route 2, stop and take...More

Thank johnlowrie2
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Considering the size of the area that the museum has drawn its exhibits from, it's really not too shabby. For a donation, you can get a personalized tour, which includes some interesting stories - such as how a local woman turned her already purple glassware...More

Thank SarahJ100100
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We received a personal guided tour of this museum. They have a wonderful rock collection, farm collection, and sectins of an old Bank and Post Office. If you like history, old farm equipment, rocks, dresses and many other items from times gone by. This is...More

Thank Judi K
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Fantastic host, really interesting to two English visitors, really enjoyed the mineral collection and the local family connection. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Waterville.

2  Thank gracefurness
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This museum has collections not always seen in small town museums. The exhibits are well put together and clean. Not too busy. Staff are friendly and helpful. Brighter lighting might be helpful in some of the areas. The giant music box/record player was cool and...More

Thank Kricket N
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We arrived on a day that the museum was closed, but as we got to the door, a volunteer was there getting ready for a display the next day. She so graciously let us in, gave us a wonderful tour and was so friendly. Definitely...More

Thank jeannecass
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This was my second visit here, and like last time i spend two hours, and still feel I have only gotten though about 1/3 of the collection. There is an amazing amount of artifacts displayed here, and impeccably displayed. For a person interested ion Douglas...More

2  Thank Hayduke
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Frendly staff, but there really isn't much there, I'm adding the rest of this to make the required 50 characters

Thank jeft
Reviewed 10 March 2012

I really like the arrangement of the museum and how well cared for all the items are. You can tell people take pride in the museum and in the history of the area. Lots of things that are really interesting and the docents do a...More

Thank Amy L
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