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Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

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Address: 6 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
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+1 866-826-9422

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First of all, don't go expecting to see great art but it's vivid and detailed and the captions are full of information about the Whitmans and their nearby ill-fated mission. All... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Vancouver, Washington
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Joseph, Oregon
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Look. Times change. There was a time when you could get away with this simplistic kind of presentation of a complex history. But that was long ago. If you are a fan of Dave Manuel's depictions of manifest destiny in paintings or bronze, you will probably want to see this so you can say you did. The rest of us... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017

It's worth a trip if you have time and like history more than fine art. It won't take long. I was staying at the hotel and it is was informative. Otherwise, it would not be on my top ten.

Thank weezerto
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016

While staying at the Marc Whitman hotel we took a visit to the 2nd floor where you can see the most beautiful paintings that tell the story of the area.

Thank CarrieJernigan
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59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Interesting story well told. One needs to fully understand the story by visiting the Whitman Mission, but this is an excellent visual introduction.

Thank Jules J
Coulee Dam, Washington
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

What a bonus to find this hidden attraction! The painting depict the hisstory of the mission. It is a sad subject, but we were awed to realize all 30-some paintings were done by David Manual. This attraction is on the 2nd floor of the hotel and we wish we had been informed of it by staff. Instead, we found it... More 

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Laclede, Missouri
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A history of Marcus and his wife and how they came to arrive at Walla Walla and what they had accomplished and how it all ended all in about 30 paintings with story placards accompanying each. Located on the second floor of the hotel. Very interesting

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Claremont, California
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114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This luxury hotel, in the heart of Walla Walla’s historic downtown and thoroughly renovated at the turn of the 21st century, is named after missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, who came from upstate New York to this part of the Oregon/Washington Territory in the 1830s to work with the local Cayuse people. The 35 oil paintings by David Manuel (on... More 

Thank David L
Fairfax, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Marcus Whitman Hotel will please ANY traveler with rooms and repaste. The 2nd floor gallery is a bonus that is a 40 portrait depiction of the founding of the mission and background that caused the massacre. Save an hour after dinner for it. Or lunch.

Thank Jim C
Vancouver, Washington
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96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

First of all, don't go expecting to see great art but it's vivid and detailed and the captions are full of information about the Whitmans and their nearby ill-fated mission. All the works are by the same artist and the faces are not the best, but it is worth visiting for the history.

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Arlington, Washington
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The display of about 35 paintings is a good reminder of how difficult it was to build a life and prosper when the region was being settled in the mid-1800's and the challenges encountered when two cultures meet. We should be grateful for the struggle and sacrifices made by those that proceeded us. Recommended!


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