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The Museum at Warm Springs

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Address: 2189 Highway 26, Warm Springs, OR
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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You really should stop, right off the highway, you'll be impressed

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs museum is well worth a stop. It is never busy and I don't get why thousands of cars pass by and don't give it a try. It is a very... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs museum is well worth a stop. It is never busy and I don't get why thousands of cars pass by and don't give it a try. It is a very well kept museum, with an extensive collection. Nice gift shop with a very cool selection of Native American jewelry.

Thank 2Vegans2wheels
twanat1, General Manager at The Museum at Warm Springs, responded to this review

We at The Museum are so happy to welcome visitors. Keep in mind that in 2018 we'll be celebrating The Museum's 25th Anniversary with many wonderful activities and exhibits. We'll have a wonderful "Artists' Village" and fun family activities the weekend of the Solar Eclipse, August 19, 20 this year! "Twanat" - to follow tradition! More 

Winter Park, Florida
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

So glad we made the drive to Warm Springs. The museum is very well set up with beautiful exhibits. So many personal artifacts. I would recommend this visit when in the area. We were the only visitors today but then again it was snowing! Closed on Mondays.

Thank FloripaGirl
twanat1, General Manager at The Museum at Warm Springs, responded to this review

The Museum At Warm Springs welcomes all its visitors and wishes to share the art, and history of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We delight in meeting International Travelers. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Rarely do people get the chance to hear the stories of the USA's native peoples in their own words. This is one of the better Native American Museums. It is well worth spending a few hours touring and then go outside to see the native plants exhibits

1 Thank JaydeeHanson
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

The museum holds artifacts from three tribes. They are well displayed, with elder voices and illumination of life like scenes. There are three small "houses' to visit, to get a sense of living in them. Lots of good videos and interviews with elders. We were fortunate to have an elder Native American answer our questions. A lot of the art... More 

1 Thank mbabe58
Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

What a wonderful museum. They exhibits are done so well and so informative. I would defiantly recommend this museum if you are just driving on 26 or staying at warm springs. Very educational.

1 Thank Sara P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

We made a special journey from Wilsonville having passed the museum on the way back from Smith Rock 3 years ago. It had closed for the day. Being from the UK, working within walking distance of Nottingham Castle so used to being interested in the history of a location, I was really interested to have some insight into what Oregon... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were just passing through and decided to stop. The price was quite reasonable. The exhibits were beautifully done and were very educational. There were push buttons for narratives at all the major exhibits, so you could spend your time actually looking at the exhibits, rather than reading signs. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank Jim G
Clackamas Oregon
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Modern museum with good audio explanations. Provides a revealing but not incendiary description of the dominate culture's efforts to steal the land and destroy the native culture. Positive outlook for future of Warm Springs tribe.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Having grown up in Oregon, I'd heard about this museum but had never visited. It isn't exactly on the beaten path! But I was visiting the state recently and had some time so I decided to make the trip. I'm very glad I did. This quiet little museum is really a testament to the three nations living on the Warm... More 

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is one of the best Indian museums I have seen. Whereas most offer displays featuring nothing but baskets and odd shaped stone tools, this is a big cut above. The displays are great and many feature audio orientations. The displays provide a history or the area and the tribes that inhabit it in interesting and informative format.

1 Thank Sungron
twanat1, General Manager at The Museum at Warm Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. The Museum At Warm Springs was developed and build through efforts of the Elders and Friends of the Tribes. We are so appreciative of those who enjoy learning about our history. More 

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