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Be a Tourist in

Your Own Hometowns

Pacific and Clatsop Counties are known throughout the region for their tourist attractions, but how long has it been since you visited these sites? As a “local tourist,” the Hometown Tourism Days on Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11 (Veterans Day), might be just the ticket for you.

Several local sites are working together to offer free or reduced admissions or other special deals on these days to encourage their neighbors to come and see what they have to offer. Here is a list of the special activities available for this eighth annual Hometown Tourism Days.

Ø Northwest Carriage Museum – 314 Alder Street, Raymond, Washington - 50% off admission and 10% gift shop discount, 10:00-4:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Pacific County Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center - milepost 54, Hwy 101, South Bend, Washington - Free admission, 12:00-3:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Willapa National Wildlife Refuge – milepost 24, Hwy 101, Washington (no dogs beyond the parking lots) - Free admission;10:00 & 1:00 guided walks: Art and Cutthroat Climb Trails; sunrise to sunset, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Cranberry Museum & Gift Shop – 2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach, Washington - Free admission, 10:00-5:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø World Kite Museum – 303 Sid Snyder Drive West, Long Beach, Washington - $1.00 off admission, 11:00-5:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Long Beach Peninsula Visitor Bureau – 3914 Pacific Way (corner of Highways 101&103), Seaview, Washington – Mention “Hometown Tourism” to receive a free canvas bag filled with information about local sites, 10:00-4:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Cape Disappointment State Park – Ilwaco, Washington - Free park admission, $5 admission to Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 10:00–5:00, Sunday
Ø Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum – 115 SE Lake Street, Ilwaco, Washington - Free admission 10:00-4:00, Saturday
Ø Fort Columbia State Park – Chinook, Washington - Free admission to the grounds including trails, dawn to dusk, Sunday
Ø Knappton Cove Heritage Center, Historic U.S. Quarantine Station 3 mi. E of Astoria Bridge, Hwy 401, Washington - Free admission to the Columbia River's "Ellis Island,” 2:00 talk on 1918 Flu Pandemic, museum & Nature Path, 1:00-4:00, Saturday
Ø Oregon Film Museum – 732 Duane Street, Astoria, Oregon – Free item for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 11:00-4:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Flavel House Visitor Center – 714 Exchange Street, Astoria, Oregon – Free Astoria Bi-Centennial souvenir for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 10:00-4:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Heritage Museum – 1618 Exchange Street, Astoria, Oregon - Free Oregon Historical Quarterly for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 11:00-4:00, Saturday
Ø Bumble Bee Seafoods Hanthorn Cannery Museum at Pier 39, 100 39th Street, Astoria, Oregon - Free admission, chowder and cake, take a selfie with the new June Hog display, 9:00-6:00,Saturday & Sunday
Ø Columbia River Maritime Museum – 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon - Free Quarter Deck magazine for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 9:30-5:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Astoria Column – Astoria, Oregon (on top of Coxcomb Hill) - Free parking for mentioning “Hometown Tourism,” 9:00-5:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Fort Stevens State Park – Warrenton, Oregon, Wild Mushroom Hike, meet at Coffenbury Lake Picnic Shelter A, 1:00, Saturday
Ø Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, Oregon - Ranger programs 9:00-5:00, Saturday; ranger programs and free admission 9:00-5:00,Sunday
Ø Seaside Museum & Historical Society – 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside, Oregon – Free admission, 10:00-3:00, Saturday
Ø Seaside Aquarium – 200 N. Prom, Seaside, Oregon – Free admission with donation of two cans of food/per person, 9:00-5:00, Saturday & Sunday
Ø Seaside Inverted Experience – 111 Broadway #7, Seaside, Oregon –, $2 off regular admission, 10:00-3:00, Saturday; 10:00-6:00, Sunday
Ø Cannon Beach History Center – 1387 S. Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon Free admission; free Sleepy Monk Coffee, hot chocolate, tea and cider bar; 20% gift shop discount, 11:00-4:00,Saturday & Sunday
Ø Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area – 79878 Hwy 202, Jewell, Oregon Free wildlife viewing with valid Wildlife Area Parking Permit, all day, Saturday & Sunday
Rangers at the Fort Programs

Fort Programs

Experience Fort Clatsop come alive during summer and winter ranger programs. Rangers in costume lead demonstrations and tell stories.

Guided Kayak tours on the Lewis and Clark River and surrounding wetlands

Ranger Guided Canoe & Kayak Tours

Kayak & canoe tours are free with park admission. The park will provide water craft, paddles, and life jackets. Reserve ahead of time.

Runners starting the South Slough Scramble

Lewis and Clark Trail Run Series

Open to runner and walkers of all ages, The Lewis and Clark Trail Run series is a great opportunity to hit the trails!

Guest speaker signing a book for an audience member.

Guest Lecture Series

Be a life long learner at one of our monthly guest lectures running October through May.

Last updated: October 30, 2018

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


(503) 861-2471

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