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Ship Ashore Museum

12370 Highway 101 North, Smith River, CA 95567
+1 707-487-3141
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Unique place to visit, after renovation.

At this time Ship a Shore is being renovated, when finished will be worth the wait. Really nice... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Pam T
Smith River, California
via mobile
Unique treasures found here!

The whole property is amazing and quite a treasure =) Looking forward to another trip there! River... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Fort Bragg, California
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12 Oct 2017
“Unique place to visit, after renovation.”
6 Aug 2016
“Unique treasures found here!”
12370 Highway 101 North, Smith River, CA 95567
+1 707-487-3141
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

At this time Ship a Shore is being renovated, when finished will be worth the wait. Really nice campsites, lots with river views. You can walk along the shore line watch the seals and sea lions lounging on the shore along with several types of...More

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The whole property is amazing and quite a treasure =) Looking forward to another trip there! River and beach access, clean air and resort...

Thank K J
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

When we were kids our parents took us to Oregon every summer. Does anyone remember a place called Ship Wreck? They restored an old ship and made it into a gift shop. We got the best salt water taffy there!!!

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Dilapidated and unsafe.... I should have known better, but we were bored... save your 7 bucks you can buy some drinks at the liquor store across the street much cheaper than in Oregon...

1  Thank FrankStalder
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Ship Ashore Museum is closed, it appears permanently. Fond memories as a kid from this attraction and it had a great history, looks cool sitting up on land.

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The hotel is in horrible condition now. We used to stay there, but the carpets were so dirty and the general lack of repairs has stopped our visits. It is a crying shame as the location is wonderful.

2  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 21 June 2013

This attraction is permanently closed. Their website has not been updated since 2011, and I have driven by numerous times since August 2012 and it remains locked with zero activity. The history of this former millionaire's yacht that later became a military ship is fascinating,...More

3  Thank James Q
Reviewed 11 December 2012

The Ship Ashore property has been disintegrating for years. The museum shows the signs of neglect, and is considered by many nearby residents as an eyesore. Bad management.

1  Thank Craig B
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Love the location at the mouth of the Smith River and the Pacific. Hotel is old, but adequate. Restaurant is good, food has been excellent. Visit at least every 6 months and sometimes more.

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Good to stop and see once in your life time. It has some interesting facts in the little museum area. A lot of the gift items look to have been around a long time. Not something I would drive 40 or 50 miles to see....More

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