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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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This is a great maritime museum with lots of information on the coast guard. You can even tour one the old Coast Guard ships. Take time to watch some of the videos they will scare... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
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Meridian, Idaho
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Meridian, Idaho
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a great maritime museum with lots of information on the coast guard. You can even tour one the old Coast Guard ships. Take time to watch some of the videos they will scare the pants off of you. We paid extra for the 3D movie on penguins and it was cute. Well worth the time.

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North of San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stopped in the maritime museum on a day trip to Astoria and it was a great lesson in the local history of Astoria and the maritime activity in the area. We had our 5 year old with us so we could not spends as much time at each exhibit as we would have liked but overall it was a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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332 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We really enjoyed going through the museum. It covered a lot of different aspects of life on the water. Interactive in some areas.

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Yuba City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting Astoria, we came upon this wonderful museum. Located right next to the Columba River, free parking was provided. Fees to enter were reasonable and well worth the money. Many exhibits explaining the history and challenges of this river. Don't miss seeing this.

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Elkton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The whole place is put together quite well, and flows from room to room. The history is fascinating, and they have a lot of great footage.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Great exhibition with lots of video and hands on boats to climb into. This was a fun activity. See the pictures below. ****************++***

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Tillamook, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

One of Oregon's best museums, the Columbia River Maritime Museum has great displays, fun 3d movies, and a stunning view of the cargo ships on the river. All you need to know about the maritime industry in North Oregon is here. Interactive displays keep children of all ages engaged while learning.

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Anchorage, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visited the museum for about an hour and a half. There are hands on things to do like tie knots, and try on survival suits. You will learn why the Columbia Bar is a dangerous place.

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Shoreline, Washington
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

A great and informative museum in Astoria. There is plenty to see for people of all ages and plenty of exhibits showcasing the cannery and shipping industry and those who have lost their lives and the danger involved in canning and shipping and production. I recommend coming here.

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Bothell, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Even my not-overly-fond-of-museums husband enjoyed this one. The main focus is on the dangers of crossing through the mouth of the Columbia River to or from the Pacific Ocean and there are multiple engaging videos showing Coast Guard training and rescue efforts as well as ships riding the swells (close your eyes if you are prone to motion sickness!) Also... More 

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