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Wonderworks Children's Museum
We're are now OPEN in our new home!

Please stop by and visit our exciting new exhibits and creative playspaces, now geared for kids ages 0-6 years!

The New Building is located at 206 Madison in The Dalles, OR. It is just a half block off of 2nd Street behind Taco del Mar.

Wonderworks Children’s Museum of the Gorge has been entertaining, educating, and connecting families in the region since 1977. Many families see us as their “life saver” – a hub of stimulating, affordable activities for all ages including a year-round Playstation, annual Santa pictures & sleigh rides, a spring fair and classes in music, art, cooking, parenting and gardening.

Visit the Playstation, Have a Party at Wonderworks, Take a Children's Class

For more info, see the Wonderworks Website

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum
Located at 4500 Discovery Drive, off of exit 82 of I-84.  Open year round.  Call (541) 296-8600. 

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
Located on 990 Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Wa.  Open year round.  Call (509) 427-8211, or E-mail

Gorge Heritage Museum
Located at 202 E. Humbolt St. in Bingen, we specialize in the history of West Klickitat County.  Call (509) 493-3228.

The History Museum - Hood River County
Located off of I-84 in the Port Marina Park. Call for details on special exhibits and events. History Mystery Camp July 29 through August 2. Over a hundred years ago, members of the Hood River County Pioneer Society began collecting documents and artifacts that represented the unique and diverse culture of Hood River County - that collection lives on today at The History Museum, with special exhibits featuring everyday memorabilia from all walks of life and community culture. Come celebrate the past and preserve the future.Open daily through October. 386-6772 or

Hutson Museum
Located at 4967 Baseline Road in Parkdale, beneath a spectacular view of Mt. Hood.  Call (541) 352-6808.

International Museum of Carousel Art
Located at 304 Oak Street in downtown, Hood River.  Call 387-4622.  See our Website or E-mail

Maryhill Museum
Located in Maryhill, WA.  Call (509) 773-3733, or E-mail   Check our website for more information and a schedule of Family Fun Days!