Yakima Valley Museum, Yakima

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The Yakima Valley Museum offers historical exhibits on the Yakima Valley—its natural history, American Indian culture, pioneer life, early city life, and the roots and development of the Valley’s fruit industry. The museum also has a superb collection of horse-drawn vehicles, from stagecoach to hearse; a historical exhibit and reconstruction of the Washington D.C. office of former Yakima resident and environmentalist, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas; and a changing schedule of special exhibitions.
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  • What a find this museum is! The special exhibition during December documented the role of Japanese Americans in the Yakima Valley - very moving. We could have spent hours looking at each of the areas ...  more »
  • The Yakima Valley Museum is quite a find. The exhibits are vast and every changing, and the neon displays of Yakima signs are wonderful. The former director did an amazing job of pulling this place to...  more »
  • If you enjoy visiting museums and want to understand more about the culture and the past of a particular area, you can't find better than the Yakima Valley Museum. It's truly a hidden jewel. Who could...  more »
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  • Incredible museum in Yakima with something to interest everyone. Kid friendly Adult friendly easy to understand exhibits with information so well explained I comprehended facts more throughly than before.
  • A neat place to see some local Yakima history. I regularly tell people about the original Baby Jogger they have on display there. Also lots of other interesting local history.
  • Local history featured. Beautiful building. Short-term exhibits. Ice cream shop downstairs, but not open on Sundays. Plenty of parking. Swimming pool nearby.
  • So much to learn and see. This is a good place to visit even if you don't like museums, you will like this one.
  • Really enjoyed this place with my ten year old son. They've added a lot since the last time we went.

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