Washington sure has some oddities. But the Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge have to be near the top of the list. If you arent already confused by the fact that we just wrote Stonehenge you will be when we tell you about the museum. It’s truly a “what in Sam Hill?” experience.
You’ll probably remember the Hill family from your history classes growing up. But perhaps the most famous member of the family is Sam Hill, the road builder and industrialist. And while road building might have been pretty normal in the 1920s, Mr. Hill also had some unique ideas. Namely, his Quaker utopian community that he started to build overlooking the Columbia River.
Unfortunately for Mr. Hill, his vision failed and he ended up being the only Quaker living there. But it did give us a museum dedicated to Queen Marie of Romania who happened to be a friend of Sam Hill. See? We told you the museum was weird. But it doesn’t stop there because Mr. Hill also built a replica of Stonehenge which also happens to be the earliest World War I war memorial in North America.
And if you’re not already in total shock, Hill Loops Road which surrounds the grounds was “the first macadam asphalt-paved road in the Pacific Northwest”. Yea, this place is really something else and if you’d like to learn more about it you can click here. And if you’d like to visit the museum you can click here.
Where: 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, GoldendaleJTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=