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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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Type: Museums
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- Oct 15, 2013
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Warren, Oregon, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
38 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a very nice museum to find out a little more of the history of this area. I appreciated the chronological order of the displays as you walk through the museum. It has the cannon that the town is named after and a separate display about the shipwreck that it came from.

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Astoria, Oregon
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53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

its interesting if you know little about the area. They do change their exhibits. Its pretty much volunteer driven, so your experience can be as different as the people who staff it.

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Eugene, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very informative. This museum has great displays, including the namesake cannon. Who knew there was such a deep and interesting history on the Oregon coast. Interesting information and interpretive displays running from Native American settlement, through the pioneers and onto modern day struggles.

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