Yakama Nation Cultural Center, Toppenish

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  • We love the cultural centers we visit on our travels and this one is well worth the stop. The women in the gift shop readily answered all our questions. The displays could use a bit more explanation e...  more »
  • I was really glad we stopped here. The exhibit was beautifully done and interesting. The gift shop had a wonderful selection of Native American music. I would suggest that they keep music on all the t...  more »
  • I stop at all cultural centers or reservations on my travels. This was was pretty good in explaining the lives of the Yakama people. Personally I believe they could do more to promote their nation, su...  more »
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  • Nice place to shop. Nice place to tour. Nice movie theater. Cool library. Nice big parking lot for big rides. Cool restaurant. Nice grass to play on n bring kids..
  • This place is a proud memorial for a humble people who deserve our honor and respect. I've seen complaints about the items in the gift shop being "over-priced." It's a community center, your money goes to the community. Much like buying from the Goodwill or Salvation Army. Would you rather spend your money at the Casino? The most important thing you can do on your trip here is visit the museum. It tells the history of the Yakama Nation and how badly the US has treated them, for over 150 years. They have suffered losing 90% of their native land and having their sons and daughters taken from them to be forced into boarding schools and made to forget their culture and lifestyle. Even their religion, that teaches peaceful coexistence with all of nature and The Creator, has been watered down after years of western religious aggression. It's heartbreaking, to be sure, but also amazing that these beautiful people still live on their native land. Everything about this cultural center, the gift shop, the museum and even the library are filled with so much grace and strength. If you pay attention, you'll hear your guardian spirit calling out to you.
  • I am so proud of our YN Museum, I had a friend from Portland, I gave her a tour, she loved it and appreciated my sharing of our history. Love the dioramas, baskets, paintings, and narratives.
  • It's a good place to read books,go to the movies and get on the computer when you need to.
  • Very nice beadwork and t-shirts with Native print or decals.
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