Astoria, Oregon

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.

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Points of Interest

  • Astoria Column
  • Fort Stevens State Park
  • Wreck of the "Peter Iredale"
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Flavel House
  • Cannon Beach
  • Fort Clatsop
  • Historic City of Wheeler
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  • Astoria Column

    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.

  • Wreck of the "Peter Iredale"

    The remnants of the four-masted sailing vessel ran ashore near the mouth of the Columbia River in 1906. Abandoned near Fort Stevens, the wreckage can still be seen.

  • 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.

  • Flavel House

    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."

  • Cannon Beach

    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.

  • Fort Clatsop

    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.

  • Historic City of Wheeler

    Called "the little town with the million-dollar view," this charming little village sits on the edge of a beautiful bay, surrounded by lush, green hills that offer refuge from the prevailing Northwest wind and fog.

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Shot in Astoria

2.5 hours | Astoria | AST-230
  • Flavel House
  • Astoria Column

Enjoy a narrated drive around Astoria and take in all of the "Hollywood" film sights. Visit 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, Benji The Hunted and others.

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Fort Stevens - Behind the Scenes

3 hours | Astoria | AST-215
  • Fort Stevens State Park

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.

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Flavel House Tea & Scones

1.5 hours | Astoria | AST-210
  • Flavel House

Return to a simpler time with a tour one of the finest examples of Queen Anne-style architecture in the Pacific Northwest. The Flavel House has been painstakingly restored to its former glory and is filled with beautiful period furnishings and artwork. Later, you're invited to enjoy tea and scones.

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Seaside & Cannon Beach Shopping (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Astoria | AST-206
  • Cannon Beach

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.

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Seaside & Cannon Beach Shopping

4 hours | Astoria | AST-205
  • Cannon Beach

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.

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Historic Astoria & Fort Clatsop

4 hours | Astoria | AST-200
  • Astoria Column
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Fort Clatsop

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.

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Astoria Ale Trail

3 hours | Astoria | AST-385
  • 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.

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Blow Your Mind

1 hours | Astoria | AST-360

Fernhill Glass Studio is a creative and interactive glassblowing studio, which produces custom-made glass art products. Fun for the whole family, a visit to the workshop includes a demonstration and the chance to produce your very own glass ornament. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about and enjoy the techniques of glassmaking.

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Pacific Northwest Pairings

3 hours | Astoria | AST-320

Enjoy a tasty visit to the Baked Alaska restaurant's private annex and join Chef Chris Holen for a seafood cooking demonstration and a sampling of the delicious dishes paired with Oregon wines.

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Oregon's Scenic Coastal Highlights

6.5 hours | Astoria | AST-100

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.

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