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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

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Excellent museum

expensive but well worth a visit. my three year old son loved it as did my 60 year old historian father.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2013
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portland oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

expensive but well worth a visit. my three year old son loved it as did my 60 year old historian father.

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The museum is well laid out with many interesting exhibits and artifacts involving the local maritime history of Astoria. One of the neat exhibits was the old lighthouse ship moored along the dock that is open for tours as part of the exhibit. Interesting place and you can linger as long as you wish. If you're in the area a... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I've been to this museum twice now and deliberately went here with my parents to show my Dad who is a huge Lifeboat (aka Coastguard) fan! It is such an interesting museum - we all enjoyed it from ages 6 - 66! It shows the dangers of the bar so well but also discusses the industries that made the city.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We finally stopped at this museum. Wish we had during other trips to Astoria! We're not into a lot of museums, but this was well worth the time. It was so interesting to see the displays and information on the Columbia River, local history, the Coast Guard. I would highly recommend going in. You'll probably stay longer than you think...as... More 

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Emmett, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was a place that my husband particularly wanted to see. It is so full of information you could spend all day there. The displays are very well done. A great place!

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Pristina, Kosovo,
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I had visisted this museum maybe 30 years ago and remembered that it was "nice" but it is so much better than that now! We spent 3 hours in there and still didn't see it all. The displays and educational material in this museum is amazing! If you are even slightly interested in the Coast Guard, or the fishing industry... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

For anyone with an interest in the relationship between man and the sea this is worth a visit. From ship wrecks in the Columbia river estuary, salmon fishing history, the Coast Guard, commercial river traffic, and marine navigation, it is very easy to spend a couple of hours here. Several excellent videos are shown in a number of places throughout... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

we had time to kill and thought we would stop in and look. it is a VERY nice museum. interesting exibits and history. We stopped and watched the movie ( cool) and went into the gift shop.

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PLEASANTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Model ships are incredible. Very well laid out. Complete history of the treacherous bar where the Columbia River meets the ocean. We had no idea how treacherous until visiting this museum. Complete history of the local canneries and incredible fish harvests, some of which are now protected. Great videos and displays of the pilot boats and 440 coast guard rescue... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This past Christmas, my parents' gift to their grown children and many grandchildren was card to each family promising a trip to the Columbia River Maritime Museum and a ride on the Astoria Riverfront Trolley sometime during the coming year. What a wonderful family outing! I have been before, but always find something new to enjoy! The exhibits are informative... More 

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