The 65,000 square foot Yakima Valley Museum contains exhibits on the region’s natural and cultural history, a 51-piece collection of horse-drawn vehicles, material on former Yakima resident and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, and a variety of special regional topics. There is also an interactive learning center and a functioning replica of a late 1930s Art Deco soda fountain. Nearby, the museum operates H. M. Gilbert Home Place, a restored 1898 late Victorian farmhouse.