Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

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Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center is located near Stevenson, Washington. If you are visiting on the east side of the Columbia Gorge in the State of Oregon, you can get to the Interpretive Center by traveling on Interstate 84 to Cascade Locks, Oregon. From there travel across the Columbia River on the Bridge of the Gods and then turn right or east onto SR14 and watch for directional signs.

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The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center is the place to learn all about the millions of years of history of the Columbia Gorge. From the Native American tribes that once lived in the Gorge to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center highlights the unique culture and diverse history of the area. Here you will find many historical artifacts and exhibits including ones about Native American life, a 1800s working saw mill steam engine, a 37-foot high fish wheel and the world's largest rosary collection plus many more interpretive and educational items.

For the past forty million years, the Columbia Gorge has been an area of change, natural majesty and an example of the endurance of man. It is felt that the first indications of inhabitation in the Gorge were etched on the rock walls of the area thousands of years ago by early aborigine tribes. These early tribes drew physical and spiritual strength from the awe-inspiring Columbia Gorge. A visit to the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center Museum allows you to experience the past, relish the present and project the future of this beautiful area.

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Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center & Museum

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center & Museum is located in Stevenson, Washington and offers comprehensive exhibits on the area's history.