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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 11 June 2017 via mobile

There's about 60 to 90 minutes of stuff to see depending on if you get the 3D movie upgrade (recommended). Plenty of room for the kids to run because there is nothing they can destroy since all exhibits "were" seaworthy.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

we enjoyed seeing everything and learning a lot even the grandkids had a blast here it is worth seeing!

Thank Dirtbikejones
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This museum, for its size, did an excellent job of showing the history of the area, the use of the Columbia River, and the information presented on various boats. Go outside and tour the Coast Guard floating lighthouse ship, it was unique.

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Beautiful museum on the river front, Large Maritime Museum with interesting Coast Guard information. After your ticket gives an opportunity to tour a Coast Guard boat. Great views of the Columbia River.

1  Thank Mary Lynn M
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Impressed by the exhibits about WWII Also the weather movies about temperature, winds etc on the planet's oceans

Thank MillieMM32
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a must-do stop!! The information is very interesting and well presented. There are movies, much well presented media and lots of information about the local history of the interaction between Astoria, the Columbia River, and the ocean. Good stuff!

Thank sldufhglviuser
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting videos throughout. Neat displays with lots of boats. We had a 7-year-old and a 13-year-old with us and they were entertained.

Thank Hilarie_S_OK
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

wasn't really sure what to expect but really enjoyed our visit. Well laid out and has some great, and very educational, exhibits. The 3D movie is well worth watching. Also a real tribute to the people of the area. Spent over 2 hours here.

Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Columbia River formed a sandbar at the junction of the mouth of the river and the Pacific. Due to the current, wind, surf, etc., it created an huge and yet changing contour sandbar and caught a lot of ship captains by surprise and unfortunately became...More

Thank HeritageK
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It's a tribute to the men and women that serve this area. It's a great way to spend a morning or afternoon and realize why they call this place the graveyard of the Pacific. Well laid out. And at 14$/person it's not exorbitant. Opens at...More

Thank Hanky53
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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
21 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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