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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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Wow, what a great museum!

For a small town, this museum had a very surprising large collection. The building itself is impressive, with the large coast guard boat kind of waving you in! Definitely a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lincoln City, Oregon
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Lincoln City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

For a small town, this museum had a very surprising large collection. The building itself is impressive, with the large coast guard boat kind of waving you in! Definitely a great place to stop.

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Clearfield, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Let's start with this -- the Columbia River Maritime Museum is as good a museum as I've seen outside of the Smithsonian. The exhibits are well-curated and the layout of the museum encourages exploration. The experience was both enlightening and surprisingly moving. The Columbia River coast is (evidently) one of the most dangerous seaports in the Pacific. As the museum... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband use to come to this museum as a kid (30 years ago) He was very excited to bring our family. Our children (12, 10 and 3) had a great time. Our 3 year old was interested in the ships that were inside. The older children really enjoyed the museum and history it provided. The highlight was going onto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Coming from the UK we didn't realise the importance of the Columbia River both past and present. This museum tells a great story of its history and how it is used today. Well worth the $12 entry fee. Extra bonus is the entrance fee includes entrance to the retired Light Boat.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The museum has a good mix of exhibits ranging from the fish canning industry to the Coast Guard lifeboat rescue stories. I was impressed with the display of the Coast Guard lifeboat going up a 'wave'. The video interviews of some of those rescued is very interesting.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a must see! We'd planned on spending an hour or so but two and a half hours later we were still exploring and learning! This museum is full of wonderful information and interactive exhibits! The admission is good until 5pm so you can explore the exhibits, go for a delicious lunch and return to see and learn more... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The exhibits were terrific and gave an interesting insight into the Columbia River - the people who work on it, and the ships which sail on it.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wonderful museum show in some of the history of the area. We especially liked the Coast Guard rescue exhibit and learning about how dangerous it is to cross the Columbia bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been here before but not for a few years. They have added so much more that it felt new to me. The museum offers interesting facts about the Columbia River and it's maritime history that people of all ages can enjoy. If you belong to AAA you get $1 off of admission. The stories of the heroic rescues... More 

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Verona, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wasn't especially interested but This museum won mE over in 10 minutes. Highly educational. Excellent educational material and films regarding the pilots on the river, including the bar pilots. Very well done

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Additional Information about Columbia River Maritime Museum

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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