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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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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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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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US$100.00*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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Excellent local history and interactive exhibits.

We spent the day here and really enjoyed it. The exhibits are excellent. They did an outstanding job on the Coast Guard rescue service and training. The history of the city and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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459 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We spent the day here and really enjoyed it. The exhibits are excellent. They did an outstanding job on the Coast Guard rescue service and training. The history of the city and industry in the area was presented in concise detail. We appreciated the WW-II history of the cruiser "USN Astoria" and the pilot house of the destroyer. We participated... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

There is plenty to see here but visiting the museum requires a bit of investment by the visitor - by which I mean some application of intelligence, general knowledge and understanding - and so it is not particularly inclusive for families with younger children. I suspect most under-10's would find this place boring. The exhibits are well presented, and there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a great place to get a little Maritime history in. The kids had fun climbing on stuff and its full of information. There was no clear path to take, you just wander and hope you hit every nook and cranny. We didn't do the 3D movie, maybe next time. Definitely a place to see.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My daughter took me here for my birthday. We had limited time so we went through it rather quickly but saw everything in 2 hours. We started by touring a decommissioned US Coastguard lighthouse ship. It was a lot of fun looking around above and below the decks. Next we went inside the museum itself. They had a very impressive... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went to this museum before we went on a boat ride with Captain Chris (Columbia River Eco Tours) and he added to all that we learned from the museum. It has an retired Coast Guard Light Boat that you can tour...very interesting! They were showing a Penguin 3D movie when we were there. I'm not really into 3D movies,... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

It was really neat to see, listen, read and learn about all the history of our Coast Guard and more. Our family enjoyed it very much. My kids thought it was really cool to "touch" a boat that was found to have floated to Cape Disappointment all the way from the 2011 Tsunami.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, informative museum with lots of history of the river and sea activities of the region. The Columbia is huge and beautiful.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

It's difficult to capture the interest of kids, but the Columbia River Maritime Museum has done a great job of doing just that. My 8-year-old could not get "in" to all the reading involved in the exhibits, but with all the eye-catching displays, she still learned new things. I liked learning more about the history of Astoria, the Columbia River,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

They have some great hands on items and some impressive displays including a Coast Guard boat, a bridge from a WWII navy ship, and a lot of displays about the fisheries and steamships that ventured up and down the river in days gone by. Though they do a good job of covering the recent maritime history spanning the last 200... More 

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Alice, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We only had 45 minutes to tour the museum, but the displays were well done and very life like. Really good section on WWII in the Pacific.

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