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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
503-325-2323
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Ranked #1 of 23 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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Corvallis, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Not being sailors or boat owners, we stopped at the Museum mainly to tour the Columbia Lightship which is docked nearby. It was such a learning experience. When you walk into the museum, there is a wonderful but heartbreaking mural showing all the ships that have foundered and sunk crossing the bar. All the exhibits are well done and the... More

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The power of the great Columbia River and the bravery of the explorers and present day heroes who negotiate this river every day!

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Santa Clarita, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and extremely informative. We learned a lot about the old sailors and fishermen. Many artifacts make the learning more interesting putting it all together. Amazing force that the Columbia River had and the many lives it took along the way. Some children would find it fun and interesting with all the boats and interactive fun things to do.

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Costa Mesa, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
29 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It is always a delight to visit this world-class maritime museum. We have not been to the museum for a couple of years, but were fascinated by some of the new displays. I practically had to drag my wife out of the place, and she is not normally a maritime buff..!! Go...you won't regret it. The admission, $12.00 for adults... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'm not a museum person (my husband is) but this is a good one. Very clean, new-looking. The displays are great. Bright, airy. Great views of the River.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great history. Shows importance of Astoria in the development of the United States. From John Jacob Astor and Lewis and Clark, this museum is worth a visit

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My girls and I enjoyed all there is to see and do here! It was very educational and interesting at the same time. There was so much to see and read about that we'll have to go again to be sure we didn't miss something.

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NorCal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Extensive information. Loved the history lessons. Great care was taken to show how difficult travel was on the Columbia.

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Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Astoria is encouraging tourism, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum does that task well. This is a modern, well-lighted, well-organized, and extremely informative facility designed to please, entertain and educate people of all ages. The Great Hall and six galleries cover 44,000 square feet and include all aspects of maritime matter from maps, navigation instruments to scrimshaw. There is also... More

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Newark, Delaware
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A wealth of information about the boating history of the area. Artifacts and facts well placed and interesting. Would highly recommend.

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