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If you live in the Astoria area, you have likely heard of or seen The Goonies, a 1985 Steven Spielberg movie directed by Richard Donner. It was primarily filmed in the Astoria area and has become a cult classic, adored by fans worldwide. As it approaches its 40th anniversary, many Astorains wonder what events might be offered to celebrate this quirky and fun film in the years ahead. The good news is that you don’t have to wait to reminisce. The Goonies is now available on Netflix to rent for only $3.99! What a deal!
For a fun, family-friendly road trip, why not visit iconic spots featured in The Goonies and feel like part of the Goonies crew? The Goonies is a heartwarming story of a misfit group of kids looking for buried treasure, once sought by the infamous pirate, One-Eyed Willy. It begins in the family home and ends at a famous beach. Grab the kids, gas up the family car, and visit these favorite places highlighted in the film.
The Goonies House
The Goonies House, also called “Mikey’s House,” is still a popular attraction in Astoria. Located at 368 38th Street, the residence was purchased by a Goonies super fan who wants to preserve the film’s legacy by repainting the exterior to match that of the movie, installing a zipline similar to the one in the film, and creating a fun place for other Goonies fans to gather.
Flavel House Museum
Located at 441 8th Street is the Flavel House Museum, which is the building where Mikey’s dad worked. The stunning Queen Anne-style home was built by the renowned millionaire Captain George Flavel, a Columbia River bar pilot, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Jail House
The County Jail in The Goonies is where the Fratelli broke Jake out of lockup. It’s now the Oregon Film Museum. You can enjoy exhibits honoring The Goonies and many of our other favorite movies filmed in Oregon, including Free Willy and Animal House. It is located at 732 Duane Street.
Some of the picturesque coastal scenes in The Goonies were shot on the Oregon coast, 26 miles south of Astoria, at Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach. Other films that have been shot there include Twilight and Point Break. The rock that the Goonies kids used to navigate the treasure map is our own Haystack Rock.
So much fun history might have you doing the Truffle Shuffle and reenacting scary scenes of Sloth. Remember, “Goonies never say die,” so check back for other Goonie happenings coming to a beloved town near you!