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Columbia River Maritime Museum

Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
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$100*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and...
97%
Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Bodies of Water, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Bodies of Water, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is full of pertinent and not well known information regarding several aspects of the Columbia River at this location. There are several exhibits for the Coast Guard and Deception Point, a very interesting map of the canning industry , frightening stories of the danger of the river and how many wrecks there were and lives lost. The museum... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Columbia River Maritime Museum is the complete package. Beautiful riverfront location with so much to see and do! We loved the hands on rope making demonstration and the boat from the tsunami in Japan. Incredible history displays that were actually interesting! An added bonus is the ability to go aboard the lightship docked at the museum.

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california
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164 reviews 164 reviews
49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A very comfortable oversized space full of marine history and informaiton about this beautiful area. Perfect for the young and old alike and a small space allowing an information filled hour.

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Galt
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A must see for local travelers. Bring the family. Come and see some important history. The kids and all will remember this place.

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Lakewood, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We are a Coast Guard family, and love visiting the Maritime Museum. Kids in our family range from very young to not so young, and we always find something that becomes our new favorite. The kids love piloting the realistic boat, and never fail to pause in awe of the coast guard cutter riding a huge wave -- makes us... More 

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Union Gap, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Maritime museum chronicles life on the Columbia River. The exhibits are very well done and draw you into the past. From the exhibits it appears that life was hard on the river. With fishing and canneries being the main industry, it draws you into the work that went into the canning of salmon. All in all a very fun... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great, comprehensive look at the Columbia River and everything associated with it. Of particular interest is the Fourth Order Lighthouse lens from North Head Lighthouse that sits just across Astoria's bridge to Washington's Long Beach.

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Oakley, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I were there on vacation (one of our many Oregon Coast vacations!) and we decided to visit this museum. What a fun afternoon we had! The exhibits were awesome and very informative, the views were pretty great too! We're going to be at the coast in June 2015 and we'll make this a stop, for sure!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
50 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

During our Pacific Coast trip down Highway 101, we began at Astoria. This was the first day of our trip. We had not planned to stop at the museum; but the first stop of the day hadn't opened its doors yet. This was fortunate for us. The museum was very interesting. I'm not usually a museum person. But, I learned... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum was good. Kind of small and over priced but pretty cool exhibits. My 2 year old had fun and there were a few interactive exhibits he enjoyed. The rest of the town was crap.

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