Astoria is located in northwestern Oregon, on the south bank of the Columbia River, near its mouth on the Pacific. It is surrounded by forest, mountains, three rivers and the sea. Crater Lake National Park, Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood are the outstanding attractions of the area. You can explore the waterfront on the restored Riverfront Trolley or take in the history of the area at the fascinating Columbia River Maritime Museum and several other interesting museums including the 1885 Flavel House Museum. There are also a number of historical sites commemorating the heritage of the Old West, such as Astoria Column, towering above the city, and Fort Clatsop National Memorial.