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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
Phone Number: +1 503-325-2323
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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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A great interpretive museum of the history of the area

Our last visit to this museum is the reason my son joined the United States Coast Guard! A large part of the museum is dedicated to the history of this branch of our military and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our last visit to this museum is the reason my son joined the United States Coast Guard! A large part of the museum is dedicated to the history of this branch of our military and also shows the history of the development of Astoria and the surrounding area and its importance to the trade and the fishing industry of the... More 

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Auburn, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am always fascinated with the displays and information presented at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. Our family enjoyed the beautifully presented displays. It is fascinating to know the Columbia River Bars are some of the most treacherous to cross due to the shifting sea floor, and learning there are only a handful of Bar Captains that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum with so much to see. Truly enjoyed visiting on a VERY rainy day. The exhibits are lovely and very informative.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It really is amazing what humans will endure to try to make a living from the sea and rivers. This wonderful place focuses on the mouth of the Columbia River where some of the most treacherous waters on the planet are located. I think kids would really enjoy it too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

definitely a must-go in town, even more so if you have young kids, or care about history. They have a beautiful museum and then the Columbia floating lighthouse boat docked right next to it. They also show short 3D movies which was a greta hit with my little one.

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Apex, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit and the kids will even enjoy MOST of the museum, especially walking around the boat! I found it very interesting and well worth the 1.5-2 hrs it takes to get through it all.

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Kearns, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome, took us about 3 hours to get thru it, and that was with stopping and reading most of the information that was posted to read, lots of hands on expedition parts to actually see how a boat and ship is ran, also there is a light boat outside in the harbor that you can fully tour... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located on the main street of Astoria and just a few feet from the Trolley line. This is a modern, clean and inviting museum and contained pretty much everything you wanted to know about the Columbia river. Especially interesting was the movie about how difficult it is to get seagoing ships into Astoria. The waters where the... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to say I was not too excited about visiting a maritime museum but as it was pouring rain we thought it might be a good way to kill some time. Much to my surprise I had a great time. There are lots of interesting and interactive displays that take you through the history of the area along with the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good museum. Don't miss the bouy tender. Get on board that thing to see what the sailors experienced before bouys were in place. Plan to spend at least three hours there.

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