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Yakima Valley Museum

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Address: 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902-3766
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+1 509-248-0747
10:00 - 17:00
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So this past weekend we found out that there is a museum in Yakima! I'd only lived for the first 18 years of my life and had no idea that this place existed. We were really glad... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Yakima, Washington
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Yakima, Washington
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

So this past weekend we found out that there is a museum in Yakima! I'd only lived for the first 18 years of my life and had no idea that this place existed. We were really glad that we found it as it was a nice little trip back through the history of the Yakima Valley. They have some tremendous... More 

Thank TheUhlmen
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Impressive local museum! The building is very grand and loaded with a whole trove of history. The electric neon signs, carriage collection, giant high heel shoe, and artifacts from a couples personal travels around the world are fascinating. Nice work Yakima!

Thank Jsleonard
West Richland, Washington
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I spent an afternoon here. Very interesting history, great collections and memorabilia! Very surprising was discovering the history of our Japanese immigrants, their culture, influence and the daunting impact of WWII on their lives. Well worth a visit, it is easy to spend a couple hours or more. Kids enjoy it a lot too, and there is... More 

Thank Holly99353
Portland, ME
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

You'll get a good overview and background of the history of the valley. We enjoyed our visit and spent about 60-90 minutes at the museum. reasonable price

Thank Mainer2000
Yakima, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My 8 & 9 year old granddaughters were totally entertained by the vintage clothing, shoes, sleighs, and carriages.

Thank RobertaChris
Selah, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Yakima Valley Museum (YVM) is one of the best community supported museums in Washington State. It holds an excellent collection of wagons and buggies that are well preserved and displayed. There are exhibits that highlight the contributions made by Native Americans and early pioneers who settled in the Yakima Valley, eventually developing irrigation systems to bring water to a... More 

Thank weller52016
Bellingham, Washington
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This local museum offers historical background on the area (paleontology, Yakima valley, and orchard farming) that is facinating. This is a great museum for kids because there are so many old artifacts. (They have a special kids area too.) Don't get me wrong, this museum will draw the attention of adults too. They have a fascinating rock collection; I saw... More 

Thank LindaHawley
Newcastle, Washington
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67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We attended a concert in the evening so the main Museum wasn't open but we did get to wonder around the basement and upper floor to view exhibits during the intermission. Very fun to see the old neon lights and the history of early settlers in the Yakima Valley.

Thank Gaylene D
Lincoln City, Oregon
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a wonderful museum for a great overview history of the Yakima Valley. The museum includes some fun general things like antique buggies but also history specific to Yakima. The William O Douglas exhibit is interesting, as is the WWII history.

Thank Kerry K
North Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stopped here to take a break from a long drive home. What an interesting and well curated museum. Being of Japanese descent, I found the section on the Internment very interesting. The same occurred up and down the Pacific Northwest so I was well informed, but it always interests me to learn about what it was like in other... More 

Thank pennymasae

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