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This is a list of some of the museums you may visit. For a list of parks, check out Places to Go.
 

Idaho

Museum of North Idaho

Address: 115 Northwest Blvd, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: (208) 664-3448

"The Museum of North Idaho collects, preserves and interprets the history of the Coeur d'Alene Region. to foster appreciation of the area's heritage."

 

Montana

Montana Natural History Center

Address: 120 Hickory St # A, Missoula, MT 59801

Phone: (406) 327-0405

"The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of nature through education. MNHC is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by a group of educators who had the vision to create a natural history center as a resource for schools and the public."

 
An Erratic from OMSI
An erratic at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Oregon

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Address: 5000 Discovery Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058

Phone: (541) 296-8600

"Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, located at 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles, Oregon, is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The area includes one of the oldest continuously occupied areas in North America (over 11,000 years), immediate proximity to one of the largest rivers on the continent, and access to the Lewis and Clark and Oregon Trails."


Museum of Natural History, University of Oregon

Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

Phone: (541) 346-3024

"The Museum of Natural and Cultural History enhances knowledge of Earth's environments and cultures, inspiring stewardship of our collective past, present, and future. Explore thousands of years of human history and millions of years of natural history, all under one roof."


Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Address: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Phone: (503) 797-4000

"The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a science and technology museum in Portland, Oregon."

 
Beacon Rock
Beacon Rock near the Columbia Gorge in Washington, viewed from the west.

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Washington

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center

Address: 990 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648

Phone: (509) 427-8211

"Time prints of the millennia are boldly etched on the walls of the Columbia Gorge. They record a 40-million-year-long story of change, endurance and majesty."


Fort Spokane Visitor Center

Address: 44150 District Office Ln, Davenport, WA 99122

Phone: (509) 754-7893

"Fort Spokane is one of the cultural jewels of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. For thousands of years, the area was a gathering place for native tribes fishing the rapids of the Spokane River. In 1880, the U.S. Army established a fort above the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia Rivers. In 1898, the military fort was closed. The buildings were then used as an Indian boarding school and tuberculosis hospital. In many ways, the Indian experience at Fort Spokane is a microcosm of the Indian experience across the United States."


Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center

Address: Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Phone: (509) 633-9265

"This visitor center is fully accessible and features hands-on exhibits, an auditorium, and restrooms."


Hanford Reach Interpretive Center and Museum

Address: 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352

Phone: (509) 943-4100

"The REACH is a gateway to the Hanford Reach National Monument, including the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River."


Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624

Phone: (360) 642-3029

"The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, overlooking the confluence of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, has been recently renovated in light of the Bicentennial commemoration of the Corps of Discovery's 1804-06 overland expedition."

Last updated: February 8, 2016

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Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Phone:

(509) 754-7800

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