Maryhill Museum of Art
Despite being dubbed the "most isolated art museum in the world," the Maryhill Museum of Art is an impressive museum overlooking the Columbia River. It houses a wide array of artwork: 80 works by Auguste Rodin, Orthodox icons, Native American art, art nouveau glass, European—especially Romanian—and American art, chess sets from around the world, and one-third sized mannequins displaying fashions from France after World War II. The grounds of the museum, which is 5,300 acres in size, feature gardens and outdoor sculptures. The property also features the Lewis and Clark Overlook and a recreated life-size model of Stonehenge built by Sam Hill, the museum's founder. The museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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