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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coast guard” (375 reviews)
“maritime museum” (225 reviews)
“columbia river” (479 reviews)
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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+1 503-325-2323
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"great displays"
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"two hours"
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"fishing industry"
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"interactive displays"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a land lubber from Colorado, I was excited to learn more about the history of the Columbia River and the animal and human interaction. I was amazed at the challenges and changes over time that took place working this great river...and once again reinforced...More

Thank Brad P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a place for people who likes sheeps and history of marine. We spend about 1 hr in here and learned the history of ww2.

Thank Fazhi Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the exhibites are really exciting however the cost to get in was a little higher than expected to pay.

Thank oldbat523
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Reviewed 1 week ago

AWESOME!! place to visit solo or with family and friend's. A lot to look at and lerarn. Entrance fee for special showing's is priced right. Gift shop's are AWESOME!!!

Thank Esther S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to visit this museum to understand the importance and challenges facing the boats entering and exiting the Columbia. River. The exhibit includes several short video pieces that explain the history. I went away with great respect for the Bat pilots and the Coast...More

1  Thank Wisconsincheese
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum does what it intends in a most appealing way. One comes away with a very good sense of the power of the Columbia River. The large display of all the shipwrecks at the mouth of the Columbia is gripping.

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting if you want to know about ships. They have a IMAX that showed the Air craft Carrier, which was very interesting, and one that was Hurricane. Has a gift shop, it’s a self guided tour so you can stay as long as you...More

Thank petey308
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has some interesting displays about boating in the region. I was impressed with how the displays were created and I did learn some new things, I just felt it was a little overpriced.

1  Thank Jen R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise Vast intense comprehensive information about Columbia River The pilots Dangers of the sand bar the fishing and canning industry The boats and history of over 2,000 shipwrecks

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful stop, although teenagers found it boring. That said they find everything boring. One can learn about the boating and fishing history of Astoria. They also allow you to go on board the Columbia.

1  Thank Mark H
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sonographer
2 June 2018|
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Response from Brianne D | Reviewed this property |
We were there for an hour and a half—max you’d need is 2 hours.
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Addie T
12 September 2017|
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Response from DEP3 | Reviewed this property |
You can go at your own pace. One could easily spend hours here, but you can also get a taste of what's there in 60-90 minutes. A bit rushed, but possible.
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Casabear26
1 August 2017|
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Response from webatweb | Reviewed this property |
Shuttle is free Donations accepted Run by volunteers no association to ships
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