Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Heritage Center

Journey through time at this museum, set on the present-day reservation, and see life-size replicas of dwellings, hear Yakama narratives and music, and encounter “The Great Native American Leaders” in mannequin form.

A significant portion of the Central Cascades were the ancestral homeland of the Yakama people and the current Yakama Reservation encompasses just a portion of that area.  Many of the attributes we appreciate about the Central Cascades are the same ones that the people who came before us did…the abundance, the beauty, the challenge, the link with earlier generations.  Many of the geographic names we know today come from that time.  One of the great things about the Pacific Northwest and the Central Cascades is the Native peoples still making a presence in this region, teaching the history of this area.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Fee Required
  • Interpretive Signage
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Visitor Center on Site
  • Located on Private Land

Northwest Tribes

The Central Cascades has seven themes that help to define the character of the region. This location is an example of Northwest Tribes. Here are more locations that exemplify this theme:

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