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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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+1 503-325-2323
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.

A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.

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US$100.00*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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Lots of history here.

We really enjoyed the museum exhibits and found them very informative and well presented. The staff was extremely helpful also. The store is well supplied with all sorts of gifts... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Pamela C
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the museum exhibits and found them very informative and well presented. The staff was extremely helpful also. The store is well supplied with all sorts of gifts and a range of prices. Very good assortment of books, especially for children.

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There was so much information to take in. The exhibits are interesting and extremely well done. I definitely appreciate the effort to create locally relevant and detailed material. The museum was very large and took us more than two hours to totally enjoy. Highly recommend!

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Thank bendoregongirl
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has several full size fishing and coast guard boats to see, as well as many ship models and maps. Excellent introduction to the Columbia River Bar and shipwrecks throughout the area. Beautiful photos and a nice piece on WWII ships and Japanese battle flags, and family histories around them. There is also information on canneries, Lewis & Clark,... More 

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La Paz BCS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth it. It's part of the museum and we were able to run out there before it closed (it closes before the museum closes). My wife's father was a sea captain of a large container ship and we both have marine backgrounds so we love anything nautical especially if it's historic. This just enhances your appreciation for these hearty... More 

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Thank Jonathan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The CRMM is one of the best museums. It shows the history and activity of the river and the ocean, and houses many interesting artifacts from ships to lighthouses.

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Astoria, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Columbia River Maritime Museum is a great spot for those who love learning about history and maritime adventures. I have lived in Astoria and On the north coast for the past four years and have visited many times. It looks smaller from the outside but once you step in it's like the TARDIS and seemingly bigger on the inside.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a year ago but we enjoyed the walk-thru of a Coast Guard boat outside and the exhibits inside. We got a view of the dangerous job of navigating the confluence of the Columbia and the Pacific Ocean by seeing the ship-wreck markers and how harbor masters guide boats out. Rescuing ships in danger is also depicted and is... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great find for families with children of all ages. We have been to this museum more than once and enjoyed it every time.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very informative, interactive museum about the maritime history of this region. They had a rope making demonstration and you got to keep the rope you made as a souvenir. The 3-D movie about Penguins was good. My favorite part was going aboard the Columbia, a lighthouse ship that used to mark where the Columbia River could be... More 

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Oka, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is nice for couple, olders folks and Family friendly! Great! Find time during you stay to visit it, do not forget to visit the big red boat out side, it a part of the whole pleasure.!

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