gardens & Grounds

Gardens & Grounds - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

About Maryhill Museum of Art’s Gardens and Grounds

When Maryhill opened in 1940 Time Magazine called it “the world’s most isolated art museum.” Author John Tuhy, echoed that sentiment when he titled Sam Hill’s biography The Prince of Castle Nowhere.

While Maryhill Museum of Art’s 5,300 acres comprise beautiful, wild spaces and ranch lands, the museum’s immediate grounds include the William and Catherine Dickson Sculpture Park, the Lewis and Clark Overlook (the museum is an official site on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail) and a Native Plant Garden.

A short distance away are the historic Maryhill Loops Road and one of the region’s most fascinating roadside attractions—Sam Hill’s full-size replica of England’s Stonehenge.

Add to this list restored wetlands and a lens into the regions Ice Age Floods, and you begin to get a sense of the storied landscape that surrounds the “world’s most isolated art museum.”