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Cowlitz County Historical Museum

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Address: 405 Allen Street, Kelso, WA 98626
Phone Number:
+1 360-577-3119
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Nice place to visit and get a bit of local history, great people, clean and easy to get to would recommend you stop in and check it out ...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kelso, Washington
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Kelso, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit and get a bit of local history, great people, clean and easy to get to would recommend you stop in and check it out ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed learning about the interesting history of Cowlitz County. The museum is well laid out and features a work-class exhibition of the county's journey from the native Americans to today. The staff and director were s friendly and informative. Definitely worth a visit!

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Kelso, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Nice well laid out modern clean building with good parking and wonderful photos and exhibits as well as access to old records

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Kelso
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We spent the whole time there learning something new. My grandson mostly enjoyed the artwork and learning new things.Great educational environment. We're going back very soon.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Whilst passing through the town of Kelso, (the seat of Cowlitz County), on my way up the I-5 to Seattle I decided to pay the History Museum a visit. there is no entrance fee to visit this museum but a small donation is welcome. On entering the museum you are greeted by a statue of the founder of Kelso, Peter... More 

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Kelso, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

It has interesting local displays and a friendly staff, convient location, Best of all there is no charge to get in.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

A pair of students, a parent, and I stopped at this museum on our way to Mount St. Helens. We arrived without advance notice although we had called and spoken to staff members regarding their documents pertaining to the 1980 eruption. I was prepared to pay an entrance fee and was pleasantly surprised to find they just had a donation... More 

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Southwest WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

As a homeschooling family, we are always looking for ways to bring fun and fascination to our kids' education. This is a beautiful, if small, museum, great for a rainy day! Who can say, "No!" to free admission? Nice permanent displays, a variety of rotating displays, and a very nice gift shop!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

My wife and I followed a friend's recommendation and toured this Museum of mainly photos from the 1920-1935 era of this area. Considering the largest town in the county did not exist until 1923 there is not a lot of what could be called history. Nevertheless there are many interesting photos of the early logging days as this county developed... More 

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