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Visit the Museums in the Columbia Gorge & Hood River

The Columbia River Gorge is steeped in incredible stories—from its dramatic geological formation to the innovations and achievements of its inhabitants. Experience the region’s history through exhibitions and experiences at our local museums.

Hood River Museum

Browse historical images and artifacts that paint a vivid picture of Hood River County’s cultural heritage. March-December: Open Monday-Saturday, 11-4pm. Hood River, Oregon. Visit the Hood River History Museum

Columbia Gorge Museum

Exhibits and collections on display at the Columbia Gorge Museum detail the many stories behind the people and places of the region. From March 1: Open daily, 10-5pm. Stevenson, Washington. Visit the Columbia Gorge Museum

Maryhill Museum of Art

Immerse yourself in the musing of local artists and artists inspired by the Columbia Gorge. You will also find works from the world’s most renowned artists. Check website for current exhibitions on display. March 15-November 15: Open daily, 10-5pm. Goldendale, Washington. Visit the Maryhill Museum of Art

Cascade Locks Historical Museum

The Cascade Locks are an iconic landmark along the Columbia River. Learn the history behind the locks, which enabled boats safe passage through treacherous rapids. Open March-October, Thursday-Monday, 10-5pm. Cascade Locks, Oregon. Visit the Cascade Locks Historical Museum

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

Exhibits examine the people and places that make the Gorge special—from the formation of the Gorge itself to the plants and animals here today. Open daily, 9-5pm. The Dalles, Oregon. Visit the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Gorge Heritage Museum

Discover the history of the Native peoples and pioneers of West Klickitat County and East Skamania County inside the former Bingen Congregational Church. Check website for hours. Bingen, Washington. Visit the Gorge Heritage Museum


Always check websites for hours, as they may vary seasonally.

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