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Astoria Riverfront Trolley

Astoria to the Mooring Basin, Astoria, OR 97103
503 325 6311
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
Traveler Description: The Astoria Riverfront Trolley is exciting to watch and hear while visiting Astoria, and great fun to ride.  You can hear the clang-clang of the... more »
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Bremerton, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would suggest that you take the entire trip to learn all about the history and the attractions along the way. The trolley is staffed by volunteers that are the best tour guides ever! It was fun and informative. You can get on and off at different points along the way or just go for the ride. A great way... More

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spokane, wa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the guys running the trolly. Full of information about the area. They had a great sense of humor and made the ride so enjoyable!

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London, England
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145 reviews 145 reviews
57 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We arrived reasonable late in the day, the hotel advised that the trolley was working and to walk along the tracks and it will stop. We walked for about a mile to our destination just as it turned up. This was early in the season but the service appeared to be a bit erratic and the trolley moves at about... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There are not enough landmarks. You have no idea of the schedule because its just one trolly going back & forward.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We read on here that you can get on the trolly at the Red Lion Hotel, well turns out that the hotel hasnt been in business for many years. I called the phone number listed for the visitor center and the lady was very helpful and kind. She gave me plenty of useful info. We parked at the museum and... More

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Salem, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Dan was an awesome conductor and we had a great time. My only complaint is that the steps are too high! Landed wrong getting off and twisted my knee pretty bad. Still can't believe how cool the trolley ride was.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While in Astoria, don't miss the opportunity to take a ride on the trolley. It runs along the water front. The engineer is also your guide. He is a wealth of information on the history of Astoria. Goonies house, kinder garden cop house, and more. Be sure to ask questions, he'll know the answer. The trolley is pretty unique, when... More

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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

the info at the stops said the trolley should be running but after waiting a hour we gave up. apparently they run when they feel like it and if the weather is a little rainy they do not bother. there is a phone number to get info but if like us the tourists are from abroad they are not likely... More

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Osby, Sweden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The old 300 as they call it was totally renovated and rebuilt by a bunch of enthusiastic old guys, they operate it daily on a volunteer basis and never seem to get tired of telling stories about the train, the river and the city. If you pay attention, they know a thing or two about the best kept secrets of... More

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Eugene OR
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We looked forward to taking our granddaughter on the trolley on our last day in Astoria. Sadly, it didn't run that day. It is run by volunteers, so I guess that some days the trolley just stays in the garage. We didn't know that so we missed our chance to go on the ride. It was quite disappointing. So, if... More

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