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Ship Ashore Museum

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Address: 12370 Highway 101 North, Smith River, CA 95567
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+1 707-487-3141

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Was this called once called ship wreck?

When we were kids our parents took us to Oregon every summer. Does anyone remember a place called Ship Wreck? They restored an old ship and made it into a gift shop. We got the... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
Sharon L
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Fort Bragg, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

The whole property is amazing and quite a treasure =) Looking forward to another trip there! River and beach access, clean air and resort...

Thank K J
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

When we were kids our parents took us to Oregon every summer. Does anyone remember a place called Ship Wreck? They restored an old ship and made it into a gift shop. We got the best salt water taffy there!!!

Thank Sharon L
Medford, Oregon
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Dilapidated and unsafe.... I should have known better, but we were bored... save your 7 bucks you can buy some drinks at the liquor store across the street much cheaper than in Oregon...

1 Thank FrankStalder
Fullerton, California
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Ship Ashore Museum is closed, it appears permanently. Fond memories as a kid from this attraction and it had a great history, looks cool sitting up on land.

1 Thank Jim B
Fortuna, California, United States
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel is in horrible condition now. We used to stay there, but the carpets were so dirty and the general lack of repairs has stopped our visits. It is a crying shame as the location is wonderful.

2 Thank Julie W
Sacramento, California
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161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This attraction is permanently closed. Their website has not been updated since 2011, and I have driven by numerous times since August 2012 and it remains locked with zero activity. The history of this former millionaire's yacht that later became a military ship is fascinating, and I hope that the ship can be maintained -- at least to act as... More 

3 Thank James Q
Crescent City, California, USA
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Ship Ashore property has been disintegrating for years. The museum shows the signs of neglect, and is considered by many nearby residents as an eyesore. Bad management.

1 Thank Craig B
Fortuna, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Love the location at the mouth of the Smith River and the Pacific. Hotel is old, but adequate. Restaurant is good, food has been excellent. Visit at least every 6 months and sometimes more.

1 Thank Julie W
Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Good to stop and see once in your life time. It has some interesting facts in the little museum area. A lot of the gift items look to have been around a long time. Not something I would drive 40 or 50 miles to see. Take the kids and tell them how it was. Kids under 5 will be really... More 

Redding, California
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

WE arrived on a Tuesday and it appeared the gift shop and museum had been closed a while.. We did ride down and tour the coastal area behind it. We enjoyed walking around the old ship in any case. The website and history of "the Ship" is quite interesting. The website says: "The gift shop and museum is temporarily closed".?

1 Thank Lippylemurian

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