Come Visit Us!
Only 45 minutes from Portland, OR.
Local History
Nearly 200 local stories and counting! Learn about Skamania County from residents past and present.
Rain or Shine
Don't forget about the outside exhibits when you visit.
After Hours
Hold your next meeting, party, or special event in our Grand Gallery
Looking For Your Next Field Trip?
Special rates and discounts for school groups.


Open Daily:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


Adults: $10
Children (6-12): $6
Seniors (60+): $8
Students: $8
Family Rate (4): $30


Columbia Gorge
Interpretive Center

990 SW Rock Creek Dr
P.O. Box 396
Stevenson, WA 98648


(800) 991-2338
(509) 427-8211

Join us for the Nifty Fifties Auction and DinnerMarch 11th!

It’s that time of year again and the staff and volunteers at the Interpretive Center are ready for a night of fun. It will be Saturday, March 11, with Mark J Duo band for music. Dinner will be catered by the Skamania Lodge and they also will tend the no-host bar. Last year regional merchants donated more than 200 items for the silent auction and door prizes. Thank you for that, but we need your help again. The museum depends heavily on its fundraising, with that money going toward operations, preservations and educational outreach.

Ticket sales to the event are limited to 200 and are $50 each ($60 after March 6) reserved or sponsored tables for eight are available with corporate or family signage for $400.

Call 1-800-991-2338 or 509-427-8211 for more information, to arrange retrieval of your donation, to purchase tickets and/or reserve a table. Major debit and credit cards are accepted.

We Would Love to Host Your Next Event


Featured Exhibits

First People

Grand Gallery

First Peoples focuses on the history of the original people to live in this area of the Gorge, the Cascade Chinook. The Emory Strong Library is also visible, showing his collection of early-man artifacts.

The largest gallery in the museum is Harvesting Resources, which focuses on the timber and fishing industries in the Gorge. It also contains a waterfall. Four very large artifacts are on display.