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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
+1 503-325-2323
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A museum celebrating the history of ship travel on the Columbia River.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coast guard” (360 reviews)
“maritime museum” (218 reviews)
“columbia river” (465 reviews)
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1792 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-3525
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+1 503-325-2323
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have access to plenty of Museums between Chicago and Milwaukee. This one ranks up there with the best the quality of the experience was very well done. This is an immersive visit into maritime history. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast visiting the museum so much to see and read has a bunch of stuff to photograph and check out

Thank Shawna W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was well laid out and had fascinating details about the numerous tragedies where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The signage was interesting and there were videos and life sized boats. We easily spent several hours there- much more than I anticipated....More

Thank Nospleen
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in while visiting Astoria and we are glad we did. Lots of information about the area and locals. Many videos and activities for both adults and kids. A lot of history about Astoria from years ago to present. Just an overall nice museum.

Thank rv8erdonna
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. Learned a lot about this region and the river. Great history lesson. Tour the Columbia lighthouse ship out back also included in admission.

Thank Allen G
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We stopped here because my parents had told us about this. It was a very cool museum to walk through. So much information about the Columbia River and the ocean, that we, as flatlanders, knew nothing about. We had a great time experiencing and looking...More

Thank Carla J
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I am not a big museum person.....but this museum is wonderful! So well laid out.....great activities, videos, displays. Learned so much about history of the area. Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank Cruzenwoman
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

For complete maritime history of the area, this place is where you want to go. Exhibits are visually pleasing as well as very informative. Highly recommend.

Thank sms6164
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum to learn the history of Astoria as well as the workings of various ships and boats that have passed through the Columbia River Bar. There are plenty of hands on exhibits for young children and history for the adults. After...More

Thank ahoward8
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Held my interest as I love the ocean. I am not a big museum person but found this interesting. We arrived just in time for the 3D miovie on hurricanes. Definitely worth it.

Thank Tigger_ttfn
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Addie T
12 September 2017|
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Response from DEP3 | Reviewed this property |
You can go at your own pace. One could easily spend hours here, but you can also get a taste of what's there in 60-90 minutes. A bit rushed, but possible.
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Casabear26
2 August 2017|
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Response from webatweb | Reviewed this property |
Shuttle is free Donations accepted Run by volunteers no association to ships
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Katie L
22 June 2017|
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Response from TraipsingTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an admission charge. It includes boarding The Columbia ship located behind the museum.
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