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“Interesting Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Columbia River Maritime Museum

Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
503-325-2323
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$100*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and...
Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Astoria
Type: Specialty Museums, Bodies of Water, Museums
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stopped in for about 2 hours one afternoon and really enjoyed the show and exhibits. I'm not really into ships/boats but my husband loved it. I did find it very informative and I enjoyed learning new things. $13 bucks a person - not sure if that is a great deal, but we were willing to pay it.

Visited October 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great place, Roll on Columbia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The museum looks small but is actually quite big inside. Excellent displays and a movie that is very informative. I learned a great deal in a short period of time. Well worth going to if you are in this area. Good for kids and adults.

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Enjoyed this historical museum very much. So well thought out. Very informative but not stuffy. Great to take the family.

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Portland, Oregon
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“The most enjoyable and educational museum we've ever visited.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

As sailors, we really enjoyed learning so much about sailing the Columbia River and across the bar, and about the role of the river and bar pilots.
It provided great exhibits for all ages.

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Vancouver, Washington
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The Northwest Comes Alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

A really great museum if you're interested in the seafaring life in the Pacific Northwest. It presents a view of the history of the fishing industry in the area that is wonderful. Everybody knows fishing is and has been a big part of the history and economy of the region, but this museum brings it to life and gives you an insight into the scale and scope of it better than anything else I've ever seen. A very professionally done, interesting and entertaining museum.

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