Fodor's Expert Review Oregon Film Museum

Astoria Museum/Gallery

Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, this small but engaging museum celebrates Oregon's long history of filmmaking and contains artifacts from and displays about prior productions. The location is apt because it was featured prominently in the famous cult film The Goonies. The state's film productions date back to 1908 for The Fisherman's Bride. Since then, Oregon has helped give birth to such classics as The General, The Great Race, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Paint Your Wagon, Animal House, and Twilight, leading some to call the state Hollywood North. Kindergarten Cop, The Ring II, Free Willy I and II, and Short Circuit are among those filmed in Astoria. You can download an audio tour of filmed sites (or buy a tour CD for $2) from the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce—it's a fun way to see the city's oft-unsung landmarks, especially during the annual Goonies festival, held in June.

Museum/Gallery Family Historical Silversea Cruise

Quick Facts

732 Duane St.
Astoria, Oregon  97103, USA

503-325–2203

www.oregonfilmmuseum.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $6, May–Sept. daily 10–5; Oct.–Apr. daily 11–4

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