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“Unique museum”

Columbia River Maritime Museum
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US$100.00*
and up
Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
Astoria, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unique museum”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

This is a popular stop for tourists but locals also support the venue. Awesome exhibits portray the real-life danger of the mighty mouth of the Columbia River! Great for all ages too.

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Lacey, Washington
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132 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“If you want to more about the Columbia River Bar this is the place to go.”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Been to the museum several times and always enjoy it. The price may be a little steep ($12.00 for couples) but what isn't expensive nowadays. The history of maritime wrecks on the Columbia is amazing. Always enjoy the display on the USCG and their training.

Visited March 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Outstanding - Educational - Entertaining”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

This museum more than lives up to its reputation.
It actually requires more than one visit to take it all in!
It is easy to lose track of time as you wonder through their fantastic interactive exhibits.
The series of displays proceed from room to room revealing new and pleasing surprises at every turn.
The Lightship Columbia is open for tours. Also look for the Pilot Boat Peacock.
Love their River Cam http://www.crmm.org/wx/popup.htm

Visited January 2012
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“So Informative!”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

The movie was excellent. Watched twice.
The range and magnitude of exhibits awesome.
Wish there was a plan by painted arrows, etc to follow to avoid circles and dead ends.

Visited February 2012
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Seattle, WA
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115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“A worthwhile activity in Astoria”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

The Columbia River Maritime Museum holds a lot of interest for both adults and children. There are a number of hands-on displays and the museum is quite effective in transmitting information about the history of the areas, with some really intriguing photographs and items to look at. It is located right on the Riverfront walk so it makes a particularly attractive destination, especially if the weather is rainy or cold. I particularly like the gift shop because you will find items that you wouldn't find elsewhere -- locally made jewelry and food products, for example,a terrific book section, and a really wonderful selections of items for children. Located as it is, right along the river, the location is quite attractive and the museum is modern, bright and definitely deserves the hour or two you will want to spend.

Visited February 2012
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