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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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USD 100.00*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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Great exhibits, very informative and interactive.

There were great videos and timely exhibits; the place is very interactive. You get to explore an old ship with the museum admission ticket. Worth the ticket price.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were great videos and timely exhibits; the place is very interactive. You get to explore an old ship with the museum admission ticket. Worth the ticket price.

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The movie was great. Loved the presentation of History. We learned so much. Actually going on a coast guard ship topped it off.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I wasn't expecting a maritime museum to be as exciting and enlightening as this place is. The stories of rescues, brutal conditions and heroic crews are told with replicas, photos, and memorabilia from the maritime history of the mouth of the Columbia. Plan to take the time to learn about the fascinating situations that have taken place here, and you... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The exhibits don't seem to change a lot over the years but some new things have been added and the older ones augmented with technology to better tell their stories. The views out to the river and the bridge in the mist were priceless.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Astoria has a long history as a town where people caught and processed fish and seafood. The Bumblebee seafood Company at one time had a major plant there. There were also a lot of immigrants who worked in the factories there, including the Swedish and Chinese. You can learn a lot about Oregon history by visiting this museum.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were referred to this museum by friends and were NOT disappointed! The Astoria area is rich in maritime history and this museum captures that quite well for those of us who are not really familiar with the Columbia River area. I, personally, learned much from the exhibits during our short visit and felt the $14 admission fee was certainly... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you go to Astoria, this is one place you must go. There is so much history. You truly get a better sense of how dangerous it is coming over the bar.

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Powers, Oregon
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

As a Coast Guard Veteran and local to the west coast, this was worth way more than the cost of admission.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The museum has many interesting displays regarding the Coast Guard, boat pilots, WWII, fishing boats, and more. Many of the displays are interactive. The tour of the Columbia was closed when we were there but we were told to keep our tickets for admission on our next trip to Astoria.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great museum for all ages! Very impressive collection and lots of of great information. We enjoyed the 3D movie too!

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