The Columbia River Maritime Museum holds a lot of interest for both adults and children. There are a number of hands-on displays and the museum is quite effective in transmitting information about the history of the areas, with some really intriguing photographs and items to look at. It is located right on the Riverfront walk so it makes a particularly attractive destination, especially if the weather is rainy or cold. I particularly like the gift shop because you will find items that you wouldn't find elsewhere -- locally made jewelry and food products, for example,a terrific book section, and a really wonderful selections of items for children. Located as it is, right along the river, the location is quite attractive and the museum is modern, bright and definitely deserves the hour or two you will want to spend.