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Columbia River Maritime Museum

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Address: 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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+1 503-325-2323
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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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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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Wait until you see the new weather exhibit!

We returned to Astoria and wouldn't miss another visit to this outstanding museum. Really enjoyed the new Hurricane 20 minute 3D film. But especially went crazy over the recently... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We returned to Astoria and wouldn't miss another visit to this outstanding museum. Really enjoyed the new Hurricane 20 minute 3D film. But especially went crazy over the recently added weather exhibit. One giant wall mounted color screen shows countless data points around the world-from live time winds, ATC air traffic, satellite positions, heat indexes, etc. Definitely check out the... More 

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a person who usually does museums in rapid fire this one captured the essence of the area; surprisingly comprehensive with some wonderful surprises - the Japanese War flags, very moving, Coast guard rescues, weather Hurricane movie, showcase of cannery history, the rivers highs and lows. The history of this river is incredible, this town has captured the bygone era... More 

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Portland, OR
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not generally big on museums of this sort, but we did find this one to be quite alright on our visit to Astoria. The graveyard of the pacific interactive map is very informative, the world weather data map is visually striking and intellectually interesting.The fact that a tour ship was docked right outside the museum the day of... More 

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Othello, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative. Be sure to allow at least two hours to tour or you will either feel rushed or you will miss out on some of the jems scatter throughout this museum.It is a well layed out museum with something for the history buff to a youngster learning about their world.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with friends who had never been, but we didn't mind going again because this is a great museum! The history of the Columbia River is well displayed with artifacts and photographs. The Coast Guard exhibits and videos were very impressive. Everyone should go there at least once when visiting the Oregon Coast.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a way to learn of this regions history and the significance of the maritime industry. Spend serious time listening to all of what makes up this unique geography has on this area. Then head to Cape Disappointment and see what this area looks like up close and personal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good exhibits with a mix of interactive and passive reading exhibits. Lots of interesting stories and historical information. Tickets allow entry to the Columbia, a lightship, essentially a floating lighthouse. Places to sit if you're tired. Enjoyed the history lessons and the neat meteorological displays.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a well deserved tribute to the US Coast Guard, esp. their sea rescue work on the " Graveyard of the Pacific". The exhibits include info about the rescue history as well as about the fishing industry in the area. The displays are clear, well illustrated and utilize various audio-visual aids for emphasis. Overall family friendly. Kudos to... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is amazing how much history there is in this part of the world. And the Maritime Museum does great job of making you feel you are right there. Having been out in the river/ocean in what I considered rough weather before, and what those old sailing ship captains probably called smooth sailing, the museum shows you how it was,... More 

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Edmonds, WA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Columbia River Maritime Museum is housed in an architecturally-impressive building on the waterfront of Astoria, Oregon. There is ample parking. Admission is a reasonable $14 ($12 for seniors and $5 for children). There is an additional charge of $5 for the 3D film which, on our visit, was about hurricanes. The museum is much larger than we expected. We... More 

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