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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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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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For older kids or adults/skip the 3D movie

Very interesting place. I would have enjoyed it much more if we had went just as adults and didn't bring the children. It is not very kid friendly if you want to walk around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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darrington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place. I would have enjoyed it much more if we had went just as adults and didn't bring the children. It is not very kid friendly if you want to walk around enjoy reading and looking at the exhibits. I wish we could have spent more time here but the kids 4 and 9 yrs old were restless.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited in mid June with our nine and eleven year olds. What a great interactive museum! The kids had fun learning about this dangerous intersection of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, and my husband and I did, too! The experience made us all appreciate the fishing industry and the Coast Guard more than ever!

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El Centro, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great information and history of the Columbia River. Interactive activities to test your knowledge. Great job on the Coast Guard exhibit! Perfect Museum to educate people about fishing, perils of boating and water hazards. We loved the movies/videos.

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

the museum provides an outstanding review of maritime activity and history along the lower Columbia river and the ocean beyond. Don't miss if you are visiting the Astoria area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As a huge history nerd I can say this is one of the best museums I have ever been to. Informative and exciting exhibits, welcoming staff, and wonderful location on the Columbia River. I recommend taking 2-3 hours to read and watch most of media.

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this gem, takes at least an hour, so informative and interesting. One can feel the intenseness of the danger looking at the Coast Guard display. This museum has to be one of the best around on this subject. Lots of nooks and paths to wander. Tells so much about the ship wrecks at the mouth of the Columbia

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This museum is a great place to visit. It comprehensively demonstrates and explains the Columbia River and the fishing industry in this area. Very informative and I especially liked the videos about the work of the Bar Pilots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum for both the ten year old and the forty year old. There was a lot more to explore inside the museum than I thought and we ended up spending several hours here.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible displays, hands on/interactive areas, a children's area, movies, a great gift shop (all profits go directly to museum). There is an entire Coast Guard Cutter displayed in one room - as well as smaller models of ships. There is also a light house ship docked next to building that is part of the tour.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was not expecting a museum so well run in this small town. Extensive history of the Bar Pilots, the Coast Guard, and the history of the Columbia River. The room with all the old nautical maps and charts was my favorite!

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Additional Information about Columbia River Maritime Museum

Address: Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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