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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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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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I loved the variety of boats to see and the history in this museum! Lots to see and read about. The 3D movie was a separate cost but worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Brookings, Oregon
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Brookings, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I loved the variety of boats to see and the history in this museum! Lots to see and read about. The 3D movie was a separate cost but worth it!

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Salem, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was our second visit to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. We enjoy looking at the Coast Guard Rescue displays and the historical displays of the ships and boats that have sailed in the area. The military history displays are very well done. There are many displays on whaling and the salmon fishing industry. There is an amazing collection of... More 

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Burnaby BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Everything. so much history about the Columbia River. Displays are are outstanding. So many wax figures looking so real. Give yourself at least 2-3hours.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On our first trip to Oregon, we started in Astoria. The Columbia River Maritime Museum was recommended from many travel guide sources and it did not disappoint. My husband and I enjoy history and appreciate when it is presented well and engagingly. We spent quite awhile exploring this museum and have talked about it often to others now that we... More 

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Glen Ellen
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125 reviews 125 reviews
76 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We truly enjoyed the museum. It had scenes of ships and told the tales of those ships that did not make it past the coast of Oregon as they attempted to go over the bar and up the Columbia. There were fascinating clips of large ocean-going vessels that were almost unable to go over the barrier of a sand bar... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
86 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Lots to see, touch and photograph, wonderful arrange of exhibitions, great view of the river from the museum, many interesting facts about the life in the ocean, coast guards, fishermen and neat boutique-style little museum shop! Our 11 years old loved this museum!

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Fresno, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You'll come away with a deep understanding of what the Columbia is really like- its dangers and its history- and of the history of fishing and processing in the area. The museum really comes alive and is worth visiting anytime you're in the area.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

great place to take the kids for a fun learning experience. lots of hands on exhibits and real ships or portions of ships to experience. fees are $12 dollars for adults and 5 for children under 17.

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El Paso, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum is amazing, really need the better part of a day to completely enjoy it. You get a good idea from the displays and from films and reading the signs what great strength and mettle, fishermen, Mariners, Navy, Marines, Army and Coasties have. Theirs is not a job to be taken lightly. We have Coasties and Navy family members...... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have visited the museum several times. Still love it the history and education. Always fun for the kids.

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