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Fort Clatsop National Memorial

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Address: 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-861-2471
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition...
A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition in 1805.
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Good museum, good film

Museum has a lot of nice exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Movie was interesting. Walk thru the forest to a life sized replica of the fort they wintered for 4... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Museum has a lot of nice exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Movie was interesting. Walk thru the forest to a life sized replica of the fort they wintered for 4 months.

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Salem, OR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Like so many national parks, this gives you an opportunity to walk in history. We had recently been to Monticello in Virginia and here we got to see the letters Jefferson wrote sending Lewis & Clark to the West. The expedition was of such importance to the settlement of the West. It is a wonderful peaceful setting among the trees... More 

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St Petersburg, FL
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37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Interesting recreation of the fort where Lewis and Clark spent the winter before starting their journey home. Museum tells the story of the expedition. In addition, there are several hiking trails. Unfortunately, the parking lot closes at 5 p.m., which meant that we could not do part of the Fort to Sea Trail, as we had hoped. However, we were... More 

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Otis, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Visited many years ago and it was not very special, but with the recent upgrade they have done it is now first class. Watched the very fine movie they show on the half hour and then toured the museum before visiting the fort. If going from the fort to Astoria take the back road which follows the Lewis and Clark... More 

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McKeesport, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I don't think we took full advantage of attraction. We didn't see the actual fort..my husband said there wasn't one but I should have read some reviews first! We did hike on a trail and it was gorgeous scenery!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When I was in Astoria at the end of September, I visited and hiked here. Great hiking; very helpful park rangers. I can't say enough for it. I don't know when I'll return, but I will. I very highly recommend a visit.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The staff was really friendly, we bought an Oregon State Park Pass and watched the video of the trip west. We walked the short trail to the fort and enjoyed the great outdoors similar to the times of when the explorers were there.

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We are so glad we made the effort to visit. We hired a taxi (you need to call one in town) and it cost about $20 each way. The entrance fee is very low as it is a national park. The forest area was so natural and primitive making it a lovely adventure with many unique plants and trees. The... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is an interesting experience to see how early explorers lived. We didn't need too much time to take it all in but worth the side trip anyway. There is also a rather nice paved walk around the wooded area that we enjoyed.

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Spokane, WA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The fort reproduction was very informative. There was a school field trip going on, but the kids were quite polite. In the fort, there is a room with pelts so you can feel the difference of the fur on the animals - from small (ermine) to large (bison). In another, you could try your hand a writing with a quill... More 

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