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Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

1387 South Spruce Street, P.O. Box 1005, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
503 436 9301
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Cannon Beach
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is most remarkable, reflecting on an incredible community history from the days of Lewis and Clark - paired with embracing local arts & fostering community heritage and pride. Don't miss this treasure!

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Cumberland, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Small, intimate place with interesting history of Cannon Beach. Worth the visit. Donations accepted....$3 is what they ask. Take the time and visit.

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Did you know that the governor designated Oregon Beaches as public highways. This limits private individuals from "owning" the beach and keeps them open to the public. Just one of the many things I learned during my visit to this small but interesting museum, go see it for yourself.

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Warren, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I enjoyed the museum and the staff was wonderful, answered all of our questions and very friendly. Small donation requested and well worth it. Spent about an hour, could have spent probably 2 looking at everything. Small kids even had an area they could play and touch items, so something for everyone!!!

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Thanks to the Trip Advisor reviews, I made it to the history center which was well worth a few bucks donation. Though it's small, if you dig history, you can easily spend about 45 minutes to an hour here, especially if you chat up the staff. Nice information about the town's history and regional history. A few interactive items for... More

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Paradise, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I've been visiting CB for decades and this was my first time visiting the museum. I spent about an hour reading about the former and current residents. The old timers sure showed tenacity by taking the unpaved roads. There is a lot to see in a small space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Your visit to this tiny but jam-packed-with-info building can take 10 minutes or 2 hours. History of Cannon Beach, its cannon, its native American history, and its political history. But what captured my interest most was the display on its geological history explaining the formation of Haystack rock and the Needles! I also loved the historical photos of the area... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A quiet little museum that is worth visiting if your staying in Cannon Beach. Great self guided tour packed with lots of great photos and info.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Exhibits track the history of Cannon Beach from Native American beginnings (a replica longhouse is inside) through Lewis & Clark and shipwrecks to today. Although small (and admission is, too), it is a fascinating look at one of the coast's most attractive tourist towns. It all started with one cannon from the "Shark" which they have on view. Two more... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I really like local museums and the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is a small, but nice center. Lots to be learned hear and a fantastic miniature replica of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. I highly recommend visiting and supporting their endeavors.

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