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Yakama Nation Cultural Center

SPIEL-YI Loop, Toppenish, WA 98948
+1 509-865-2800
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Not big, but interesting

There are several displays relevant to tribal history and culture, much more interesting than the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sungron
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Washington
Very well done.

With selfies being ubiquitous these days, it feels different that you can't take pictures...but... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
sjawor
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Eastern Ontario
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This cultural center offers a look into the culture of the Yakama Indians.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Not big, but interesting”
May 4, 2018
“Very well done.”
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SPIEL-YI Loop, Toppenish, WA 98948
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several displays relevant to tribal history and culture, much more interesting than the usual tribal museum with displays of baskets and rocks. There is an especially nice tribute to Yakamas who have served in the military. They also minimize the old whine which...More

Thank Sungron
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

With selfies being ubiquitous these days, it feels different that you can't take pictures...but thankfully they provide a take home written synopsis to help remember th visit.

Thank sjawor
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We love the cultural centers we visit on our travels and this one is well worth the stop. The women in the gift shop readily answered all our questions. The displays could use a bit more explanation especially about the history of state versus federal...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I was really glad we stopped here. The exhibit was beautifully done and interesting. The gift shop had a wonderful selection of Native American music. I would suggest that they keep music on all the time there - it would add to the atmosphere.

Thank MGG47
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I stop at all cultural centers or reservations on my travels. This was was pretty good in explaining the lives of the Yakama people. Personally I believe they could do more to promote their nation, such as a village that other indigenous people do. If...More

1  Thank batmaninsc
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Interesting, fun, great food and RV park is wonderful with bike and hiking trail around it. We try to get over at least once per year.

Thank susan462015
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

A complete exploration of the Yakama nation with a small but interesting gift shop with locally made Indian crafts. Plan to spend about an hour.

1  Thank crisispro
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A very well presented museum, well worth a visit. A good focus on the culture and traditions of the Yakama people. Also a very good shop selling handmade bead jewellery, books and clothes

Thank Carole L
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

I really enjoyed this museum while interacting with Yakama people on the Yakama Reservation. The Yakama use this venue to tell the world how they understand their history, which they value highly, so this is a really cool place to visit. There are lots of...More

2  Thank John T
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We spent the better part of an hour taking in all the exhibits and marveling how creative and beautiful their handwork was. We think the goverment is not looking out for us, imagine how these people felt when the feds took away 9/10 of their...More

1  Thank Roy P
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