Audio Tours of Astoria & Warrenton
Travelers to the historic regions of Astoria and Warrenton, Ore., can feel like locals with two new downloadable audio tours highlighting popular historic attractions and movie scene locations. Narrated by local experts who reveal little-known facts and help visitors relive past eras, the free tours were produced by and are available through the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Astoria & Warrenton’s Historical Attractions” tour features 21 locations around the community with historical significance, including the Flavel House, the Astoria Column and Fort Clatsop. Tour narrators share tidbits about Lewis and Clark’s expedition, the fish canning industry and maritime tales, among other topics.
“The Reel Astoria” tour includes 12 destinations featured in major motion pictures, most famously the cult classic “The Goonies,” about to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2010. Notable highlights include the jail where the Fratelli brothers caused a ruckus, the house where Mikey lived, and Ecola State Park, where the kids discover the Fratellis’ hideout. Movie hounds can also visit the school where (now Governor) Arnold Schwarzenegger taught in “Kindergarten Cop” and the spooky house from the “The Ring Two.”
Made possible in part by a matching grant from the Oregon Tourism Commission, the two audio tours are available for no cost to download below and can be used on iPods or burned onto CDs. Each destination has a dedicated audio track an average of two minutes long, with experts providing insider knowledge and facts about the location. Visitors can download the entire tour, or customize their experience by choosing only certain stops.
Corresponding maps for each tour are available below, highlighting the layout of the featured attractions.
Printed maps and CDs of the tours are also available at the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 111 West Marine Drive in Astoria, for a small fee ($1.00) to help cover the printing and CD creation costs.
The tours can be taken in any order you choose and you are encouraged to linger as long as you like at each site. A map can be printed to accompany you on the tour either from Google:
“Astoria’s Historical Attractions” Tour Map
“The Reel Astoria” Tour Map
We hope you will find these tours as a great way to experience our area. You are encouraged to leave us feedback about the tours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to touch base with you after you have downloaded the tour files and would request that you give us your email address. It will only be used to communicate about these tours.
Video Sneak Peak
Enjoy a sneak preview of the tours sites in this video
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You may also download this video in Windows Media format below or view it on YouTube
Final_Astoria_Video_Tease.wmv (33 MB download)
You Tube – Astoria Warrenton Audio Tours Video Preview
Streaming Audio Tour
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