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Bumble Bee Cannery Museum

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Address: 39th Street, Pier 39 100, Astoria, OR 97103
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+1 503-325-2502

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Bumble Bee Cannery Museum!

Great information on the history of this pier and what it once accomplished! Love the self guided tour!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Bremerton, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

It was winter and cold, but warm weather could hardly improve this antiquated exhibit, which is in an unheated warehouse on the pier. Everything looks as old as it actually is, not cared for, and poorly laid out. The video on a loop has some interesting features but looks mostly like it was a commercial for Bumble Bee Tuna. At... More 

Thank saulsnatsky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Bumble Bee Cannery is located on a Dock on the Columbia River. The site also has other attractions including a bar and a colony of seals. The Museum contains a great amount of memorabilia from the days when Fish Canning was a big deal in these parts. There are lots of photos and items of interest to see. However... More 

1 Thank Ralph777051
Gettysburg PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's a rare chance to actually be enveloped into a lost era. This small museum is obviously a labor of love by people who know if they don't hold on to what's left of this cannery and the industry at large, it will be gone. Original signage, equipment, paperwork, uniforms, etc. can be seen. Two looped documentaries are priceless for... More 

1 Thank Irishbookie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It may be that it comes down to money and what they are willing to invest, but this could be a pretty neat place. I did find it interesting and there was a lot of information available. However it isn't manned and its not really well documented in a logical manner like most museums. IF you are willing to take... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's a very laid back museum - you just stroll along among some really interesting exhibits of the old time cannery world. It's amazing to visualize all these people working here, processing all this lovely fish & sending it all across America & beyond to the whole world. TIP: there is a little store at the end of the tour... More 

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Independence or
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Interesting place to visit. It is like time stood still and everything is in place as if people just walked away from their job and left the equipment there. You can almost hear the hustle and bustle of a busy day in there.

1 Thank Three333
Bremerton, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great information on the history of this pier and what it once accomplished! Love the self guided tour!

1 Thank JanelleChris
Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was surprised at how many things there were to see in this pier museum. It helped me better understand what the industry was like, and the numbers of women employed there. I had no clue. And I liked seeing the actual boats. Now I know what seining is. Find out for yourself! Worth the stop.

1 Thank LJBird
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a self guided tour that immerses you in fishing, the cannery operations and the lives of cannery workers. The tour expanded my knowledge and I thought it was worthwhile.

1 Thank Heidi D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We really did not know what to expect coming from the Midwest and not having been in a cannery or read much about a seafood cannery before. I was interested mostly in the people and the conditions in which they worked. The museum was an interesting look at life and those that worked from gathering the fish in their small... More 

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