Vistas and Overlooks

Windy Flats Viewpoint

 

The Lewis and Clark Overlook and a native plant garden sit where the museum’s lush gardens meet sagebrush, with panoramic views of the Gorge, plateaus and nearby peaks. The centerpiece is The Maryhill Overlook, a site-specific sculpture by renowned architect Brad Cloepfil.

From the Lewis and Clark Overlook west along the south side of the museum is a mixture of walkways and viewpoint that offer spectacular views of the Columbia Gorge. This development was made possible by a generous grant from Cannon Power Group with additional support by Gunkel Construction.

 

 

Detail of fence at Windy Flats Viewpoint. Glass art by Linda Steider.

An art fence at the viewpoint was designed and created by Columbia River Gorge artist Tom Herrera and incorporates historic wrought iron originally owned by Sam Hill. David and Roseangela Capobianco donated the iron to Maryhill for the project, which was also supported by the museum’s Arthur G. Dunn Guild of Seattle.