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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

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This museum may look small but don't let it fool you. This is a full blown museum no joke. It has everything you need to k ow about the pnw boating industry. Many cool displays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Longview, Washington
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Longview, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum may look small but don't let it fool you. This is a full blown museum no joke. It has everything you need to k ow about the pnw boating industry. Many cool displays and interesting videos. There is even an old coast guard ship that you can go into.

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Brigham City, Utah
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138 reviews 138 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

As the entrance to the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean this is a significant and strategic place in the world. Of course Lewis and Clark stayed the winter here and it has been the focal point for many nations before it was finally made a part of the United States. Because of the many wiles of this seacoast, there... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The museum paid a great tribute in sharing the history and heritage of those who's livelihood has been tied to the waters surrounding Astoria. Whether is was early explorers, the fisherman, the fish packers, or the Coast Guard, the museum takes pains to tell their stories in ways that are captivating and easy to understand. And don't miss taking a... More 

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Olympia, WA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The scope of this museum is stupendous: fishing, canning, demographics, immigration, the Columbia bar, the Coast Guard, WW II, and the bar pilots. We spent two hours before we knew what had happened.

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum with many displays full of interesting artifacts and information. One can spend as much time as he/she wants self touring the entire museum without the need for a guide or devices to explain everything. Even if a person lived in Astoria all his/her life, a visit to the CRMM would present them with at least one new historical... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We spent hours in the museum. It is very well done and incredibly informative. Loved the rudder from the Peter Iredale outside and the Columbia Lightship.

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Salem, OR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very well-done small museum that explores several aspects of the unique maritime aspects of this area. There were exhibits on the history of the river and the highly dangerous area where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. You could spend anywhere from one to three hours depending on how deeply you want to delve into the... More 

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Beaverton, OR
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Recently visited this museum and especially liked the Coast Guard exhibits. I learned a lot about the history of the Coast Guard and Columbia River Bar. Enjoyed touring the Columbia River Lighthouse Boat. I cannot imagine being out at sea in gale force winds in that "little" boat. Also enjoyed the history of the USS Astoria and the role river... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

So,let's be honest, museums are iffy for people of varying interests. It seems I'm always the lingerer, the one my family waits for impatiently and we all leave dissatisfied. The Columbia River Maritime Museum kept both my husband and me engaged for almost two hours. Interesting with some magnificent displays,the only thing we didn't like was the Galapagos Island 3D... More 

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Otis, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Well done museum with a few surprises like WW11 warship exhibits featuring the Astoria. The riverfront trolley stops here but only runs on weekends and makes the stop every hour.

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