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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2323
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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.

A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.

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Got to see a side of the coast I didn't know

Didn't have as much time as I wished but really enjoyed a well done history for that part of the coast. Great insights for Coast Guard role in rescue, history of commercial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't have as much time as I wished but really enjoyed a well done history for that part of the coast. Great insights for Coast Guard role in rescue, history of commercial fishingand a very interesting section on the return of "personal flags" kept by Japanese soldiers in WWII that were taken as souvenirs by American soldiers and are now... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent museum with something for everyone. Lots of life-size models with buttons to press and levers to pull, which my toddler enjoyed. Seating throughout the museum so you can take a breather. Admission included access to the coast guard boat, but the boat was only open for a couple hours in the afternoon (after our visit had ended).

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited this place while on vacation with my family. I wasn’t expecting too much but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. There is a fairly wide range of exhibits that cover history of maritime activity in the area (stuff about the US Coast Guard, ships and shipwrecks, navigation, fishing, etc). The lightship is pretty interesting but I... More 

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Thank Mark V
Santa Fe
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99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a "museum person" but not so much interested in maritime history. If you fit this description, I can't recommend highly enough that you go to this wonderful, engaging museum.

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Thank Charlene C
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool to see, worth the money, iam glad i walked the river walk to it from my hotel, i took great photos,and the sea food at the local restaurant s were excellent

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Portland, Oregon
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a great museum, definitely worth visiting. Lots of history on the incredibly dangerous Columbia River Bar, World War II, local fishing industry, harrowing Coast Guard training and more. Plenty of interactive things for little hands to touch and see. Greater appreciation for all things maritime in the Pacific NW.

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Thank IrishTravelingGirl
Tillamook, Oregon
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I live more than 70 miles south of Astoria, I am a member of this wonderful museum and visit it several times a year. My latest visit was yesterday after seeing the new Disney film, "The Finest Hours" at a complimentary showing for museum members. I am always impressed by this museum. They have a great little IMAX theater,... More 

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Thank Dale H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a fantastic museum. As a child and As a teenager, I loved visiting. The exhibits change every once and a while. The lightship Columbia is awesome. I take my nieces there all the time and they adore it. Great for everyone and anyone.

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Thank Clare H
Ventura, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Columbia River Maritime Museum with my father-in-law who is not particularly into museums; however, all of us found this museum fascinating! The exhibits are well laid out and there are hands on displays that will keep both children and adults interest. We learned a tremendous amount about the river, the bar, and the treachery of the mouth... More 

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Thank RidetheSky
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202 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely LOVE this museum!! There are soo many neat displays here!! They have a map to show all the shipwrecks that have happened and why. There is a small boat that has a history from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. You'll see some unique boats in this museum. I think my favorite displays are those that show the beautiful... More 

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