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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
503-325-2323
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Bodies of Water
Activities: Birdwatching
Traveler Description: The Columbia River Maritime Museum, founded in 1962, offers visitors to Astoria a chance to see one of the finest maritime museums on the West Coast... more »
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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Being ex navy and having been stationed in the northwest this was a no brainer for something to do but it was more than I expected and I learned a great deal about life on the columbia rive

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Moorpark, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

My family of 3 children 13 and under all really enjoyed this museum. The videos, articles, history, displays, and hands on opportunities for the kids were much better than anticipated. My oldest daughter said it was one of the highlights of our trip to Astoria. We all really felt impressed and left with a high respect for the Coast Guard... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Had a great time with my husband on our honeymoon! They gave him a military discount which always impresses him and helps our budget. Lots of interesting stuff to see. He went and checked out the ship as I was wearing a sundress but I didn't mind waiting as I had done the tour before.

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Salem, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

So many things to see and discover. Things that I must have forgotten over time. Take some time to see it all.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We walked in expecting to walk around for a hour, Boy, Were We Surprised.! Every time we thought we were done, we came into another room with even more to see. There is a lot of history of the Columbia River, and how the area was built. They have some interactive exibits; knot tieing, tug boat operation, etc.. There must... More

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london
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

we found this museum interesting if a little sterile. the exhibits were well laid out and the information on the coastguard service was very well done. no coffee shop though.

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Calgary
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed learning the history related to the Columbia River. Hard to imagine the dangers faced by sailors at the mouth of the Columbia! Touring the lightship was an added bonus. The museum is very well done and easy to maneuver. Well worth the time!

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Osby, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This enthusiast sponsored museum is 100% professional, it's the Disneyworld of museums and I kid you not! They have parts of ships, parts from u-boats (submarines) and you can actually walk trough these, there's even radios inside playing scenes from the actual wartime so you'll feel you're right in the middle of it all. They even have a 3D movie... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our 4 year old son LOVES boats and anything to do with them! So where better to go on a vacation on the coast than to the Maritime Museum! From the outside, it looks small and dinky, but once you are inside, you realize you were wrong! There are so many cool things in there! Maps of the "ship graveyards",... More

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Toronto and Chennai
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Really interesting film. The display on the pilots of the river is extraordinary. Worth a rainy afternoon detour

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