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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 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

  • 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

  • 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:

  • Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

    Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

    Three days of Scandinavian musical, dance and theater groups are scheduled to entertain. more info

  • Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

    Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

    The visitor center features a replica of Fort Clatsop, ranger programs and hiking trails. more info

  • Flavel House Museum

    Flavel House Museum

    A local and national landmark depicts the Victorian era and family history of Captain George Flavel. more info

  • Heritage Museum

    Heritage Museum

    Home to Clatsop County’s Historical Society archives, research library and local history exhibits. more info

  • Oregon Film Museum

    Oregon Film Museum

    Located in the jail from The Goonies, explore the production of more than 300 movies made in Oregon. more info

  • Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine festival

    Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine festival

    Enjoy great coastal cuisine, art, live music, wine tasting and more at the 37th annual event in April. more info

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • High Life Adventures

    High Life Adventures

    Guided zip line tours for all ages and abilities, eight lines soar over a mile of beautiful scenery. 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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