As the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria offers a rich history for your exploration. It was first visited by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, by the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery in 1805, then adventuresome pioneers by the thousands. Now its your turn to experience the excitement of exploring Astoria.
Within a 20 mile radius, one can see dozens of exciting attractions including Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Astoria, Heritage Center Museum, Flavel House Museum, Uppertown Fire Fighters Museum, Astoria Column and the Columbia River Maritime Museum, home to one of the nation's finest displays of model ships and nautical artifacts.
Astoria offers other fun discoveries, such as historic Victorian homes and the beautiful 4.1 mile-long Astoria Bridge.
Built in 1926, this 125-foot tall structure sits atop Coxcomb Hill, Astoria's highest point. The 164-step climb up to the observation deck offers majestic views of Astoria, the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Range.
Fort Stevens State Park
Spanning 84 years as a military defense installation, this Civil War-era fort was fired upon during WWII by a Japanese submarine. Today, the Park offers 3,700 acres of history and beauty.
At the end of the Lewis and Clark trail, this charming resort town offers quaint boutiques, unique art galleries, and miles of powder-soft beach. Stores along the ocean front boardwalk sell the famous saltwater taffy.
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Home to one of the West Coast's most astounding collections of nautical artifacts, the Museum displays 24,000 square feet of exhibits including a remarkable floating lighthouse called Columbia.
Built in 1885, this lovely home is one of the best-preserved examples of Queen Anne-style architecture in the Northwest. Its decorative exterior distinguished by a fourth-story cupola was seen in the movie "The Goonies."
Surrounded by the rugged natural beauty of Oregon's forests, ocean beaches and rivers, this charming coastal village is famous for Haystack Rock, a 235-foot tall rock formation that rests off shore.
Nestled in the verdant forests and wetlands of the Coastal Range, this 50-foot by 50-foot structure is a stunning replica of the seven-room fort built by members of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Tillamook Ice Creamery & Cheese Factory
Producing 167,000 pounds of cheese every day, Tillamook is synonymous with cheese, butter, and ice cream. A tasting counter offers delicious samples.
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Shot in Astoria: Hollywood Film Sites
3 hours | Astoria | AST-230A S T - 2 3 0
Fort Stevens State Park
Enjoy a narrated drive around Astoria and take in all of the "Hollywood" film sights. Visit the Astoria Column, view the Flavel House and many of the picturesque homes, hotels and neighborhoods that have been featured in movies such as The Goonies, Short Circuit, Kindergarten Cop and others.
Explore Fort Stevens and have a look at a rare 90-year-old underground gun battery that served as a WWII command center. Explore the complexes bunkers and tower stations of this 150-year-old fort. Visit the museum and browse through exhibits dating back to the Civil War.
Enjoy free time in two of the most famous Oregon coastal towns - Seaside and Cannon Beach. These quaint, but very different, seaside villages offer unique shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques, gift ships and impressive art galleries, fine eateries and beautiful public beaches. You are free to use your time any way you choose.
Take adventure into your own hands when you paddle up the John Day River Marsh in a safe and sturdy kayak. While silently gliding past woods and pastoral fields, your guide will point out the colorful life above and below the water.
Step back in time on a tour of some of Astoria's most historical attractions. Enjoy a photo stop at the 125-foot-tall Astoria Column and tour Fort Clatsop to learn about Lewis and Clark's famous journey. Then, discover 24,000 square feet of nautical artifacts at the Columbia River Maritime Museum.
Take in the views and brews of some Astoria's finest beers and ales. You'll visit three pubs that overlook the scenic beauty of the Columbia River while sampling a selection of beers and ales of your choice at each pub.
Enjoy a tasty visit to a restaurant's private event space and join Chef Chris Holen for a seafood cooking demonstration and a sampling of the delicious dishes paired with Oregon wines. A shuttle ticket to downtown Astoria is included.
Pedal your way along Astoria's waterfront, a fun and environmentally friendly way to take in the sights of this beautiful city. Your 2.5-hour guided route takes in the sights and sounds of the Columbia River, and stops are made for photographs and stories of the area's rich history.
Experience Astoria history from a different perspective - from the deck of the Arrow No. 2 tugboat, a 75-ton retired Columbia River pilot vessel. Cruise past houses built into the hillside along the waterfront, landmarks such as the former naval base at Tongue Point, and look for marine life.
Enjoy the best of Oregon's scenic coast as you journey to the charming village of Tillamook. View a collection of numerous warplanes at the Air Museum. Sample some tasty treats at the Ice Creamery & Cheese Factory. Lunch is included.