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Columbia River Maritime Museum

Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and...
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Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Bodies of water, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
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Type: Specialty museums, Bodies of water, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
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Fife, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I liked visiting here the museum Is beautifully set up clean modern ..my favorite part would have been the 3d movie they offer for an additional fee to the entrance fee. One of the best 3d films I've watched and while explaining a lot of information does it in an attractive and entertaining way. Also highly liked the tour of... More 

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U.S.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not into boats and maritime themes, go to this museum. We lost track of time there, very interesting history of "the bar" also known as the grave yard of the pacific. Also lots of the Coast Guard training that is near by to rescue people who get caught here. The mighty Columbia River meets the Pacific... More 

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

spend some time here and don't rush.very informative about the area and the river.I never realized how important the USCG is and how dangerous the job can be.

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Peoria, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is highly focused on the rich local maritime heritage of the area, with many exhibits that are somewhat unique. The museum is much larger than I had anticipated, and my wife and I spent about 3 1/2 hours at the museum. We toured the museum on Saturday, February 21 and were told that the lighthouse ship tours end... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to learn the history of the area. Lots of interesting exhibits. Great location. You can even tour the ship outside.

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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum, including the Lightship. Very well done for old and young alike. Had a good representation of historic maritime information right on up to current information. The boats on display also gave a good representation of what life on the ocean is like. Five Star!

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Albuquerque
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was a fascinating and well-put-together museum. We spent over three hours here, and probably could've stayed longer!

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Ashland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I took two young boy children to this museum. One aged five, the other aged ten. We stayed for a few hours and there was no wining about being bored and all that stuff. We also did the submarine and it was awesome. The boys got to sit at the controls. We also got to see the living quarters and... More 

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Oregon
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173 reviews 173 reviews
47 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Who knew that one of the most dangerous travel routes for ships was where the Columbia River enters the ocean? This museum did a good job of telling about "the bar" and the many ships and souls lost. The lightship tour was nice too. I love history and my husband is former Navy, so it was fun for us both!

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Vermont
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Columbia River Maritime Museum is a thoughtfully presented collection of videos, photos and artifacts about the challenges of navigating the river. The river meets the Pacific Ocean, causing high waves and many ships have been lost in the area. The displays also explain the salmon and tuna canning industries as well as the early explorations of the region. It... More 

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