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Finding the Maryhill Museum of Art

Location: The Maryhill Museum of Art is about 1OO miles east of Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., on the north side of the Columbia River, on Washington Highway 14, in Washington state’s Klickitat County.

Goldendale, the Klickitat County seat, is 13 miles east of Maryhill.

How to Get There: To drive to Maryhill from Portland, take Interstate 84 east to The Dalles, and at Dalles cross the Dalles Bridge (toll free) over the Columbia River to Washington. On the Washington side of the river, turn right (east) on Washington 14 toward Goldendale and drive about 20 miles to the museum. Maryhill is on the right side of the highway.

Or you can drive Interstate 84 to Biggs, Ore., then cross the Columbia River at the junction of Interstate 84 and U.S. 97.

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The Interstate 84-Washington 14 combination, described above, is the scenic route, featuring excellent views of Oregon’s Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge from Highway 14 turnouts.

Side Trips: Stonehenge, Sam Hill’s World War I monument to servicemen of Klickitat County, is about three miles east of the museum, via Washington 14.

Getting In: Maryhill is open every day through Nov. 15. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $3 for adults, $1.50 students (6 through 16), $2.50 for seniors 62 and over. Free for children 5 years and under.

There is free admission on May 13 to Maryhill for the 5Oth anniversary of the museum’s opening and the birthday anniversary of Sam Hill.

Displays and Music: A free twilight concert will be presented May 28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Stonehenge, marking the 6Oth anniversary of the memorial’s completion and rededication.

“Sam Hill’s Life Through His Own Pictures: Photo Documents of a Visionary"--March 15 to July 15. Exhibit of “Contemporary Native American Art,” July 21 to Nov. 15.

“Music at Maryhill,” an outdoor music festival on Aug. 11, with presentations from rock to classical. Arts, crafts and cultural food booths also will be featured.

For more information, contact the Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash. 98620, (509) 773-3733.

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