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Bumble Bee Cannery Museum

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Address: 39th Street, Pier 39 100, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: (503) 325-2502
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I'll never think of tuna fish the same way.

The museum is small, but interesting. I especially liked the old videos where they showed workers processing fish in the factory. Driving out to the cannery is unusual. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Wendy C
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is small, but interesting. I especially liked the old videos where they showed workers processing fish in the factory. Driving out to the cannery is unusual. The cannery is on a wooden pier. You drive out on the pier and park on the pier too. The pier also houses a restaurant, a coffee shop, and some other businesses.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before visiting Astoria, we had watched an episode of OPB's Oregon Experience about the history of the city. So we knew something about the canneries and wanted to learn more at this museum Younger contemporary museum goers who are used to polish and high tech interactive exhibits, this museum is a throwback to the ones I recall as a youth... More 

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1 Thank TommyBear
Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a series of displays and artifacts in a cannery building, built in 1875. Actual equipment and boats are on display with historic photos. The building itself is an incredible experience with functioning businesses and lots of spaces to explore. It is on piers over the Columbia river. Great views all times of the year.

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1 Thank rlindsl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The whole pier is worth a visit...do NOT miss. The museum is just part of the experience!!! Stop in the restaurant and for certain the Rogue Brewery area!!!!

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4 Thank AaronFWA
Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Take 30 minutes to check this small museum out. It's interesting. There are a couple of short films to watch.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The tuna museum is informative, but the real attaction is the hoard of Sea Lions that hang out of the pier next door. There must have been 100 sunning, playing & barking. Great free entertainment between the museum and the wildlife. The area is beautiful, nice trail along the waterfront and pier access to take in the sights.

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Washougal, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you are riding bikes or walking the riverfront, might as well stop by. Lots and lots of old cannery equipment, pictures, a few videos. Interesting to wander through.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Walking through the Cannery Museum in Astoria is a trip back in time. Old boats, tuna cans, uniforms worn by the workers and equipment used in packing. There are two films about the history of fishing on the Columbia River that are worth watching. You can grab some lunch and coffee nearby while on Pier 39. If you are trying... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The Museum is a free attraction in Astoria. You are allowed to wander through the factory and the docks. It gives you a real sense of what it must have been like to work there before safety was a priority. Parking is limited, but you can drive out onto the dock.

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1 Thank Janis-snowfox
Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Quaint exhibit worth checking out while waiting at Coffee Girl or Rogue. Definitely check out the view from Coffee Girl!

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