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Fort Clatsop National Memorial

92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Traveler Description: Fort Clatsop National Monument  -- part of the Lewis & Clark National and State Historic Parks -- was where the explorers Lewis & Clark... more »
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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A must visit place. Excellent visitor centre and exhibitions and recreation of the original Fort Clatsop. Very interesting and could have spent many hours there but unfortunately our itinerary did not allow us the time.

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Northampton, MA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The journey of the Corps of Discovery was a significant event in American history and the visitor center does a very good job of telling the story. However, there is no archaeological evidence that the recreated fort is on the actual site of the winter encampment. The site and the fort itself was constructed based on the expedition journal entries.... More

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los angeles, ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Excellent museum with many details about every member of Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery. Also a replica of Fort Clatsop.

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Bernalillo, NM
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Replica of the fort that Lewis and Clark and his men (and Sacagawea) spent the winter in. Worth a visit!

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158 reviews 158 reviews
60 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

For those not too knowledgeable of the Corps of Discovery adventure, there is a pretty good film shown in the visitor center every hour. For those already familiar with the expedition, this is an interesting piece of that trip. Unfortunately the fort is not the real deal, nor is it even a replica. It is a recreation of what historians... More

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Crestline, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you are a history buff with an interest in Lewis & Clark this is a must see. It is NOT the original fort but it is a perfect replica even placed exactly as the original fort was. The setting takes you back in time and it isn't hard to visualize how it must have been. You can even see... More

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Manning, Iowa
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43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

If you've ever wondered what the end of MECC's Oregon Trail ( this will date some of you) actually looked like, this is your chance. The Clatsop National Park is very easy to drive to, extremely clean, and well organized. Small in stature it has an convenient walkway that leads to a representation of a late 1700's settlement. For an... More

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Houston Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The recreation of the fort was very good and informative. They show a short video which I recommend you watching before visiting fort. Makes it easier to understand. Lots of douglas squirrls running around and quite tame too. Saw one building a nest on the ground and another moving her babies from one side of the fort to the other... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I really like the recreation of the Fort and the board walk trail the the river. What I didn't like was that we where told that the outdoor area was pet friendly ( my daughter travels with a ESA dog) but one of the re-en-actors walked up behind my daughter very quietly before saying rather rudely "Dogs aren't allowed "... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It's just off Highway 101 and worth the stop if you love History. The first thing to greet us was a large Newfoundland dog. Lewis and Clark had just such a dog that traveled with them on their entire trip.

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