Heritage Center

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Wanapum Heritage Center

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For more than 60 years, Grant PUD and the Wanapum have worked together to protect, preserve and perpetuate the natural and cultural resources of the Priest Rapids Project. Brought together in the 1950s with the federal licensing of Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams, the two groups committed to a long-lasting relationship built on mutual trust and respect. As construction on the dams began, the Wanapum stood in support of the utility. In return, the Wanapum maintain their traditional culture and religious lifestyles at their ancestral home.

The Wanapum Heritage Center presents, maintains and continues the Wanapum history and way of life. Visitors to the museum can view numerous displays of Wanapum historical artifacts or watch videos of the Wanapum history and the Columbia River.

The Heritage Center is located next to Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River.


Museum Hours

  • Monday      – Friday:  8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday      – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm