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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

990 SW Rock Creek Dr., Stevenson

One-Day Admission for Two to Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum (Up to 42% Off)

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Museum tells the story of Columbia Gorge from the viewpoint of both 19th century pioneers and the Chinook people who lived there long before

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Kathyhelpful reviewer
1 ratings1 reviews
September 19, 2020
First floor had outstanding interpretive exhibits of indigenous life in the Gorge, and early life of white settlers. The exhibits are beautiful and thoughtfully created. The second floor was less rewarding, more of a series of collections of unrelated items.
Davidtop reviewerhelpful reviewer
20 ratings17 reviews
June 7, 2021
The museum was basically a hodgepodge of different artifacts, collectibles, antiques and farm equipment. My daughter and I took our time and read all the signs explaining what we were looking at. We both enjoyed ourselves and the museum. Unfortunately on this day the air-conditioning had broken so the place was really hot!
1 ratings1 reviews
June 3, 2021
What am amazing place to learn about the area history
Virginiatop reviewerhelpful reviewer
47 ratings45 reviews
May 25, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Columbia Gorge interpretive Center. There was so much information and so many wonderful displays that it was hard to take it in at all one day but I will go back as I really enjoyed the displays and the people there.
2 ratings1 reviews
April 25, 2021
Overall a well done museum. Beautiful area. It was a fun break for a rainy day. I’d like to go back on a sunny day to try some hiking or other tourists spots along the way to make more of a day out of it. Bring a lunch or snacks. We spent maybe an hour going through.
2 ratings1 reviews
April 15, 2021
Worth it if you use the Groupon. Plan to spend around 1 hour there.
1 ratings1 reviews
April 11, 2021
Loved it and the experience.
6 ratings3 reviews
April 11, 2021
Great museum
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About This Deal

History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this voucher.

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  • $11.50 for one-day admission for two (up to a $20 value)

Membership benefits include free admission, a 15% discount at the museum store, and a subscription to the museum newsletter Explorations.

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must activate by expiration date on voucher; membership expires 12 days from activation date. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

Two great eyes keep lookout over the residents of the Columbia Gorge. Her name means "She Who Watches," and Tsagaglalal has been watching the land transform for centuries. According to Wishram legend, she was once chief of all who lived in the region, and she preferred to govern from high on the cliff side where she could look out over everything. One day Coyote came to her. Soon, he predicted, women would no longer be able to be chiefs, even though she was a good leader who taught the people to live well. She wished to stay where she was, forever, and Coyote granted her wish in his trickster way by turning her to stone.

Like Tsagaglalal, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum strives to keep watch over the area by acting as a steward to the gorge's natural and cultural history, which stretches back 40 million years. So it was that Wishram spokesman Nelson Moses dedicated Tsagaglalal's spirit to the museum in 1987, and granted permission for the organization to use Tsagaglalal's image as their logo.

Being less than 1 hour away from Portland, visitors to the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum can explore the region's entire 15,000-year history, starting with the First Peoples exhibit which is dominated by a replica of the Tsagaglalal petroglyph. In the exhibit Clahclehlah and the Corridor of Commerce, a less familiar perspective of American history becomes clear as the tale of Lewis and Clark is told through the oral history of a Native American village the explorers visited in 1805 and 1806. Early Changes takes the form of a dry goods store circa 1907, and Transportation covers the history of the SP&S Railroad, the development of Highway 8, and the era of the sternwheeler. Outdoors, visitors can find cedar log carvings, vintage logging equipment, and a diesel locomotive. Visitors especially enjoy the McCord Fishwheel and the giant Corliss Steam Engine.