Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson

4.5
#2 of 6 in Things to do in Stevenson
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center is located in Stevenson. Put Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Stevenson online trip itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
map
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
153 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • We enjoyed the visit to the interpretive center. As with out museums in the area theysharev a wealth of information about the life that evolved around the Columbia river gorge.  more »
  • This modern, light-filled building houses a number of eclectic displays that reflects the history of the Columbia Gorge, from its formation and geology, to Indian artifacts, to personal collections an...  more »
  • Well-rounded, even includes beautiful antique, hand-sewn quilts, geology film on how the gorge was formed (we didn't know about the floods!). locomotives, machinery, and river boat memorabilia on disp...  more »
Google
  • Stopped in here for a break while touring the Columbia river gorge. Steep $10 admission fee at the front desk; the front lobby was filled with tables, cables and chip bags to which the attendant said "Don't mind our mess." and was never heard from again. Aside from the first room with Native American items and short histories, there was no particular theme to anything else in the rest of the museum -- just a bunch of stuff that had been donated by various families grouped together, and paper signs saying "[the interactive digital exhibit would go here once we get enough funds. Consider donating!]". Dead bugs in exhibit windows and item descriptions for maybe... half the things in a case? Either the docents are the ones leaving this place 5 star reviews or I'm completely missing something, but I'd definitely advise skipping this "museum".
  • Lots of very interesting things of history. Indian and lumber and flight. Too much to list. Nice place.
  • Go. It's worth the side trip. Get to know Oregon and the people who lived here before us. Honor the land and enjoy the cool displays
  • Love , love , love this museum of early history of the formation, progress and evotution of the Columbia River Gorge , it's natives and early settlers. The collection of rosaries is on the verge of overwhelming as it is the largest personal collection of its type.The architectural design of the supporting features of the historic displays of developing technologies of its day, re-create the feel of yesterdays life. Deffinately a valuable afternoon spent with family or friends. Next time there will be additional photo's , as this only covers a portion of the entire display.
  • The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center was GREAT. Four floors of history. The staff was great.
Places to stay near Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

Plan your trip to Stevenson

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center by other users

15 days in Oregon BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Salem BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Stevenson BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Yosemite National Park & Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in North Bonneville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Cascade Locks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Cascade Locks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Salem BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans