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“Surprisingly fun!”

Columbia River Maritime Museum
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US$100.00*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
Ranked #1 of 51 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.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This museum is really well thought out. I'm not much into marine history but really enjoyed the stories and artifacts in this museum. There are stories of dangerous rescues and the history of the marine town of Astoria, all really interesting.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We spent 3 hours here and still probably missed some cool things. The history of this area is fascinating and so well told and experienced here. The volunteer docents are well worth spending time with as well. It brings the stories of the sea to life.

Thank lovestotravel376
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We loved being able to go on board an actual lighthouse ship. The displays were easily accessible for young children, and the interactive exhibits were fun. The 3-D movie was probably not something we'd do again.

Thank Earlus
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Definitely worth your time. We had no idea the perils man faced where the Columbia River meets the Pacific – WOW. We were encouraged to watch the Shark movie that had an upcharge. It wasn’t at all what we thought – more of a “look, they are endangered and we need to save them” school-type documentary. We should have passed to permit more time to explore the museum.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We were staying in Portland and had heard about all the interesting things to see in Astoria, it was well worth the drive.
The Maritime Museum was our favourite.
Watch the short movie about the Columbia River and the treacherous work of the river pilots, it’s fascinating.
There are many types of exhibits including intricate models, life size replicas and lots of historical artifacts.

The highlight was the Coast Guard cutter that happened to be docked behind the museum. They were kind enough to take several people on a tour throughout the ship. It was a real eye opener to see first-hand how these guardians of the waterways live and hear the stories of their heroism.

We recently made a second trip to Astoria and the Maritime Museum was our first stop.

Thank HappyTravellerCAN
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