Yakima Valley Museum, Yakima

4.7
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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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  • July 10, 2017
    This museum is a favorite of my kids. The displays are always changing and it shows history of our area. Kids like to return often to see what's new. Also a cute soda shop right next door. Hit with th...  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    This museum is so much bigger than you would expect. They hold community events, special displays, and even houses a nostalgic ice cream parlor behind the building. The adjoining park is a perfect pla...  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    Took my grandsons here while visiting Yakima. There were some interactive and educational activities they enjoyed.  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    It's like Night at the Museum comes alive because it's haunted but it's really cool though
  • March 17, 2017
    Awesome small museum in our city. Nice facility and folks working there. Also great Hall for rent, inside. Nice, nice.
  • April 2, 2017
    I love the museum. It has lots of art, but also really cool exhibits and local history.
  • June 16, 2017
    Great exibit​, wide variety of different topics, wonderfully done.
  • September 1, 2016
    Really enjoyed this museum. Got a good overview the area's geology, native culture and agricultural history. Especially enjoyed the small, but excellent exhibits of indigenous textiles and ceramics. Also enjoyed seeing the old carriages, stagecoaches and work wagons. Very helpful staff and volunteers. Hope to return and spend more time!

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