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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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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.

Reviewed 31 July 2016
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Elkton, Oregon
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Elkton, Oregon
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Reviewed 31 July 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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Reviewed 31 July 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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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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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Springfield, VA
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum what covers all things maritime related to the upper Columbia River, particularly the treacherous waves. They cover the history of sailors on this river from the earliest to modern times. They even had a complete big naval rescue ship that had ended up being sunk in a storm. They had the bridge... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here and expected a quick tour but stayed way longer. The 25 minute penguin movie is really worth the extra $5. Displays are really neat.

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Arkansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We found this museum quite well done and interesting. Spent a couple of hours viewing everything. Amazing that they have items from the tsumani in Japan.

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Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We spent 2 hours in this museum and could have easily spent more time. The maritime exhibits are excellent--using audio and visual media in exciting ways.

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