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Yakama Nation Cultural Center

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personal wedding/reception

very comfortable place for a local venue. the contact person was able to get back to us right away... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Jeanne S
An history of a NW First nation tribe

In 1855, the Yakama nation were given 1 % of the land they had in the Washington State territory... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Seattle, Washington
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This cultural center offers a look into the culture of the Yakama Indians.
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SPIEL-YI Loop, Toppenish, WA 98948
+1 509-865-2800
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 November 2010

The architecture of the center is striking, drawing on the traditional habitat. Inside, interesting exhibits on said habitat. Friendly staff, and a very well stocked shop.

3  Thank Frenchie29
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Having lived in Washington state and being an author of the a book dealing with the Yakama wars (1855-58) I was hoping to gain new information about the tribe and the area. I was disappointed. The display that describes the Walla Walla council was accurate...More

1  Thank StickyGlue62
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

very comfortable place for a local venue. the contact person was able to get back to us right away and also keep you up to date on what and what not to have.

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

In 1855, the Yakama nation were given 1 % of the land they had in the Washington State territory, their children were taken away to boarding schools to learn how to be white and civilized and forbidden to speak the Yakama Language. This museum is...More

Thank Michparis
Reviewed 4 June 2018

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
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.

1  Thank sjawor
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

Thank nuwildcat65
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
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

2  Thank batmaninsc
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
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
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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