Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Gaze into Oregon’s past at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, a museum and education center at the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Native American history comes alive for the whole family.

The Institute is located just east of Pendleton in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, and it’s where some of the state’s richest cultural history can be found. Visitors can explore Tamástslikt’s Living Cultural Village and learn about Native American traditions from experts. Storytelling, demonstrations and hospitality are all part of the experience of learning how the original stewards of the land lived thousands of years ago.

The massive hallways of the Center also hold intriguing exhibits, complete with rotating exhibitions and a well-curated museum. When finished touring, visitors can enjoy lunch or light fare at the on-site Kinship Café.

Hours: Open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Cost: First Fridays are free, admission otherwise varies by age and group size.

For more information, call 541-966-9748 or visit www.tamastslikt.org

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8 years ago

Thanks for sharing this gem of Eastern Oregon, Nastacia. Good to know about free First Fridays, too!


8 years ago

I was able to visit today and I was so impressed. It's a beautiful museum with such an important, well-told story. One thing I learned was that the well-chosen name of the institute means "to interpret."

I highly recommend the Institute for all ages, but on a side note I enjoyed staying in a teepee at the RV Park at the nearby Wildhorse Resort just as much. It's something I always wanted to do, and I especially appreciated the built-in skylight to see those brilliant Eastern Oregon stars!

On a side note, I was able to stay in a Teer

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