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Ice Age Exhibit in the Columbia River Gorge

Ice Age

The Link to the Columbia Gorge

Ice Age, a permanent exhibit, features a life-size 13-foot Columbian mammoth and interpretation of the role that the Ice Age played in populating the Americas.

The exhibit explains why everything reached mammoth proportions during the Ice Age, how and why people migrated during this forbidding time, and why Ice Age theories are complex and incomplete. The Columbia Gorge is particularly linked to the Ice Age because of the role the Ice Age floods played in its creation.

As legislators in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon seek designation of the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, the region is drawing more interest from tourists wanting to find the touchstones of this dramatic period in the natural history of the Mid-Columbia area.

Ice Age will spark interest and encourage further exploration of the region.

Included with paid admission.