Astoria Riverfront Trolley

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Astoria Riverfront Trolley
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Been There Done That
Boulder City, NV32 contributions
Couples
What wonderful experience. We hopped on the restored hundred plus year old trolley at the beginning of the route and rode it round trip. A motorman drives, clang clanging and ringing the bell (shades of Judy Garland) while the conductor gives a wonderful history of the town, the waterfront, old buildings, and wharf. Fred told us the history of the trolley, originally from St. Louie, (more shades of Garland) and answered every question asked about Astoria and its history. The ride was VERY EXPENSIVE!! One dollar per person. Along the route, people would wave their dollar and the trolley would stop so they could board. Don't miss this treat.
Written August 4, 2021
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BCExplorer
Pitt Meadows, Canada468 contributions
The Astoria Trolley is an inexpensive and fun way to see some picturesque views of the river front. The Trolley runs from near the cruise ship terminal with a few stops along the way like the Maritime Museum, a pier with sealions, and a Safeway. When you reach the end instead of turning the trolley around the seats actually flip and everyone turns around to face the other direction. The volunteer conductors are friendly and can tell stories about the sights.

The only problem is that there is only one trolley car and a single set of tracks. This means that there is a long wait in between round trips. We actually walked all the way down to one end of the tracks and started heading back before the trolley caught up, and we saw many people waiting a long time at the stations. This also meant that it was quite full and some people had to stand. However, if you can catch it at the right time it is a very nice trip.
Written January 28, 2007
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outdoor97419
Cheshire, OR27 contributions
Couples
The best $2 you can spend. Make the loop and enjoy the commentary that is different both going and coming. The conductors and engineers are knowledgable and entertaining. The Trolley is a historic treasure.
Written August 27, 2016
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May S
Burlingame, CA17 contributions
The line for the bus was very long so we walk from port towards downtown. Within a short distance we saw the trolley. Fare is a suggested donation of $1. This trolley named old 300 was restored from the dumps by volunteers and is run by volunteers. They provided history of Astoria which included the fact that Clark Gable started his acting career here and the fact that the pilings are left in the water to maintain land claims.

The town of Astoria has very friendly people and many attractions had volunteers running them.
Written October 20, 2019
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zippycomehappy
Tacoma, WA104 contributions
We made the 3 hour drive from Seattle specifically to take the trolley to see the sights. We checked the website and saw the trolley was in service the day we were there. Once we got there there was a sign posted stating it was in the shop until March.
Thanks for not updating the website!
We tried to enjoy the rest of the town but it's a crappy place.
The shops are run down, most are going out of business, the rest are over priced.
It was dirty.
We left and didn't spend a dime.
Written January 3, 2015
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syrahgirl
54,381 contributions
We have rodes this cool little trolley many, many times over the years., it is lots of fun and there is a narration of Astoria, also. Try to schedule your ride on a pretty, sunny day to utilize the beautiful views of the Columbia River. The trolley makes several stops along the way. Don't miss the trolley ride when visiting Astoria.
Written January 26, 2011
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Brad B
9 contributions
I hopped on "Old 300," and it was like Mr. Rogers had come back to life. All of my childhood friends were there - Owl, Platypus, Mr. Green Jeans, H.R. Puff n Stuff, Grape Ape. Granted, most of them never appeared on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. But I also never had access to legalized weed as a child.
Written November 12, 2018
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boobeth
Oregon52 contributions
Friends
We chose this little attraction for the low cost and history of the waterfront we read we would receive. What we got was a lot of bang for our one dollar. It’s completely charming! The conductor and second Conductor/ tour guide where adorable older gents in train conductor gear with adorable older gent senses of humor. Plenty of corny jokes and a fun history lesson later, we disembarked at the end of the line to check out the sea lions overtaking a local pier. It was truely amazing how many cannerys had been in operation along the waterfront route. Reduced to rotting pillars of wood. It was rather stark and a little sad how things had progressed. Some cannerys had been reimagined as brewery’s and storage spaces. Along the whole route everyone waved at the trolley , such a neat experience. Dogs can ride as well and one can get on and off anywhere along the route at anytime. As the conductor joked” we can’t stop on a dime but we will stop for a dollar!”
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Written March 29, 2018
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Sarah H
Greeley, CO34 contributions
Family
The trolley ride is fun and the drivers give you lots of information about Astoria. You can get around the riverfront by riding the trolley or you can just ride it around for the experience. A round trip ride is approximately one hour. One ride is $1. All day pass is $2. However, if you go to the Astoria visitor's center, they will sell you a token for an all day pass for $1!!
Written July 24, 2015
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Betty08WhiteRock_BC
White Rock, Canada262 contributions
The four of us really enjoyed this Trolley Tour while visiting Astoria from our cruise ship. The conductor's assistant kept up an amusing and informative narration for the full 1.5 hour round trip, and the spruced up waterfront was lovely and interesting to see. A plus to the experience was finding out that the Trolley is manned by volunteers - really fun, and highly recommended.
Written October 21, 2019
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