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This historic seaport on the Columbia River offers access to several nearby historical attractions and a bustling downtown and riverfront filled with shops, galleries and restaurants. A scenic river walk offers views of the Columbia, often busy with cruise ships and freighters. A restored trolley also runs along the riverfront, past attractions like the Columbia River Maritime Museum and historic piers filled with shops and restaurants. Picturesque Victorian homes dot the hillside above the town and the restored Flavel House mansion offers a glimpse at the city‘s historic past. Above the town, the Astoria Column features panoramic views of the region. Just south of Astoria, the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park's Fort Clatsop Visitors Center features a full size reconstruction of the fort where Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery spent the winter of 1806. Nearby, Fort Stevens State Park offers beach, lake and river access where you can see a replica of a Clatsop Indian longhouse, World War II military fortifications and the beached remains of a 100-year-old shipwreck.

Top Sights & Recreation:

  • Fort Clatsop National Memorial

    Fort Clatsop National Memorial

    Fort Clatsop is one of 12 sites comprising the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. The fort itself is a replica of the explorers' encampment during the winter of 1805-06. In summer, the visitor center features ranger-led programs and re-enactors in the fort. An interpretive center offers exhibits and a film. There are trailheads for the Fort to Sea Trail and Netul River Trail. more info

  • Fort Stevens State Park

    Fort Stevens State Park

    This 4,200 acre park includes a large campground, nine miles of paved bicycle trails and six miles of hiking trails. Explore forests, lakes, wetlands, dunes and beach. Don't miss the over 100-year-old remains of the Peter Iredale shipwreck, Military Museum and fortifications that once served to defend the Columbia River. more info

  • Astoria Column

    Astoria Column

    The Astoria Column stands at 600 feet above sea level, atop Astoria's highest point on Coxcomb Hill. The 125-foot column was erected in 1926 in honor of Astoria's explorers and early settlers, and the artwork depicts stages in the settlement of the region. Climb the 164 steps to the top for a marvelous view. more info

Other Attractions:

  • Uppertown Firefighters Museum

    Uppertown Firefighters Museum

    An extensive collection of firefighting equipment and memorabilia from Clatsop County dating back to 1877 are on view at the Uppertown Firefighters Museum. On exhibit are a horsedrawn ladder wagon, hose carts, a 1912 American... more info

  • Heritage Museum

    Heritage Museum

    Explore the history of Clatsop County: The Native Americans, the early pioneers, the immigrants and local industries. Discover the County’s colorful past in the Vice & Virtue Exhibit, a partially restored Astoria Saloon. more info

  • Flavel House Museum

    Flavel House Museum

    The stately Queen-Anne mansion was built between 1884 and 1886 by river bar pilot Captain George Flavel as his retirement home.The house is restored and elegantly furnished to reflect life during the Victorian Period. more info

  • Oregon Film Museum

    Oregon Film Museum

    Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail that was featured in The Goonies, the museum invites visitors to explore the production and stories behind the more than three hundred movies made in Oregon. more info

  • Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

    Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

    The Fort Clatsop Bookstore is non-profit, and is run by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association. Its mission is to promote Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and enhance the public’s understanding of the... more info

  • Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

    Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

    The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival has been a tradition on the North Oregon Coast for over forty years. The Festival takes place June 17-19, 2016, and embodies the rich cultural heritage that was transplanted to this region by emigrating Scandinavians. During the three days of the festival, over a dozen Scandinavian musical, dance and theater groups are scheduled to entertain. Retail booths will offer crafts, Scandinavian import items and traditional Scandinavian foods. Come see us at Scanfest!

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Where history meets the future. World-class collection of artifacts, exhibits & special ­programs. Admission includes a tour of the lightship Columbia, the last seagoing lighthouse serving the west coast. Open daily from 9:30am-5pm.

  • Clatsop County Fair Grounds

    Clatsop County Fair Grounds

    Whether it’s recreational or sports events, festivals or fairs, horse shows or monster trucks, weddings, banquets or quinceañeras’ you’ll find it here. Come join us where the Columbia meets the Pacific.

  • Astor Street Opry Company

    Astor Street Opry Company

    For over 31 years ASOC has aspired to create shows that are exceptional and reputable, for all ages and backgrounds, that create a connection between artist and audience through live theater, while at the same time, bringing cultural enrichment through sharing local valued traditions.

  • Astoria Scuba & Kayak

    Astoria Scuba & Kayak

    Welcome to Astoria Scuba and Kayak! A NAUI Pro-Platinum Instructor training facility, we specialize in scuba diving and the ultimate in water adventure! We provide year-round scuba training through a range of programs, starting with the basics.  We also offer sales and service of your life support equipment and are a one-stop shop for diving, kayaking and SUP board equipment sales and rentals. Fish or explore local rivers from a kayak or SUP board or plan ahead for a memorable dive to one of our shipwrecks soon. Let us equip and train you for your next northwest adventure!

  • Liberty Theater

    Liberty Theater

    Originally opened in 1925, the theater now operates as a performing arts center, concert hall, meeting venue, conference center, and elegant site for ­weddings. Visit our website or call for a list of Events or to take a 720 Degree Virtual Tour.

  • Fort Stevens State Park Historical Area

    Fort Stevens State Park Historical Area

    Explore Oregon’s military history at the mouth of the Columbia River. Stroll through the rose garden, shop at the museum store and take a tour of the fort and underground batteries. Living history ­programs are also available.

  • Astoria Riverfront Trolley

    Astoria Riverfront Trolley

    This restored 1913 streetcar runs along 2.6 miles of track on the Astoria riverfront from the Astoria Red Lion to the East Mooring Basin. An average round trip is 40-45 minutes and passengers may stop at any place along the line and re-board by waving the trolley down.

  • High Life Adventures

    High Life Adventures

    Enjoy an exhilarating experience in a beautiful setting! Take a guided tour of 8 zip lines around and over a 7-acre lake. Over a mile of zipping! Team building programs available. more info

  • Astoria Sunday Market

    Astoria Sunday Market

    GET FRESH WITH US! Nearly 200 farmers, craftspeople and artisans offer fresh foods and locally made products. A lively food court with regional entertainment make this the gathering place every Sunday, Mother’s Day through mid October.

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