Goonies fans from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Astoria, Oregon to see where their favorite childhood movie was filmed. For many children of the 80s, this blockbuster hit is branded in their memory bank. For example, if a Goonies fan sees a Baby Ruth in the checkout line he will immediately think of the character Sloth. Or if you even mention the “Truffle Shuffle” a Goonies fan will demonstrate. So here are a few places fans can go to re-live all their favorite moments from The Goonies.
1: The Goonies house. This is just off US-30 on your way into Astoria at 368 38th St.
2: The Flavel House Museum. This is where Mikey and Brand’s dad worked. 441 8th St.
3: Clatsop County Jail. Where Jake Fratelli broke out of jail. 732 Duane St.
4: Lower Columbia Bowl. Where Chunk saw the police chase the Fratelli’s. 826 Marine Dr.
5: Ecola State Park (25 miles South of Astoria). View from when the Goonies lined up the Debloom in search for One Eyed Willy’s treasure.
6: Ecola State Park 2. The hill where the Lighthouse Lounge was edited in to match up with the Debloom.
7: Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach. This was part of the Debloom puzzle. They added it in the background with the restaurant and the lighthouse.
Astoria has more to offer than Goonies site-seeing. There are great restaurants and museums you can check out during your visit. The Rogue Brewery serves up delicious brews including one of my favorites; Hazelnut Brown Nectar.
Cheers for the info Jinger! I was(am) a huge Goonies fan in the 80’s, and my daughter is now! However, I don’t think I knew that Astoria actually existed! 🙂 Must add it to my bucket list!
Thanks Lee! Yes, you should add Astoria to your bucket list. My list continues to grow every day… 🙂