A small driftwood shelter on Cannon Beach in Oregon
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Goonies Filming Locations Road Trip

Goonies never say die!

Who among us didn’t spend their childhood wishing they were a Goonie? The premise of exploring your town on the world’s most awesome scavenger hunt and finding buried treasure is basically every kid’s fantasy. While the Goondocks isn’t really an area of Astoria, Oregon, the town itself plays a huge role in the movie, I mean, Mikey and his friends loved growing up there so much that they were literally willing to risk life and limb to save their homes.

A scenic coastal view of Cannon Beach and Indian Beach in Ecola State park in Oregon

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The Goonies House Film Location

The Goonies House, better known as Mikey’s house, is one of the most popular attractions in Astoria. Or, at least it was, until the owner decided to block it off to tourists. Hopefully they change their mind soon, but until then, there are plenty of other Goonies locations to visit in town.

The Goonies – Data’s House

Goonies enthusiasts can also check out Data’s House, which is still standing, too (no word on if the zipline is still there, though).

Flavel House Museum

You can also visit the building where Mikey’s dad works, which is actually the Flavel House Museum. The gorgeous Queen Anne-style house was, in real life, built by millionaire Columbia River bar pilot Captain George Flavel, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Goonies

You can also stop by the County Jail, where Ma and Francis Fratelli break Jake out of lockup. It’s been turned into the Oregon Film Museum, so stop inside and browse the exhibits that honor all kinds of movies filmed in Oregon, from Animal House to Free Willy and more…and yes, The Goonies is mentioned too!

Lower Columbia Bowl

Then visit Lower Columbia Bowl, which is where Chunk smashes his pizza and milkshake into the window (except maybe don’t re-enact that).

Goonies & Twilight Filming location

And we can’t forget the gorgeous scenes of the Oregon coast, which were actually filmed 26 miles South of Astoria, at Ecola State Park’s Cannon Beach (bonus: scenes from Point Break and Twilight were filmed here too).

Sea stack rocks emerge from the coastal waters of Cannon Beach in Oregon

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Haystack Rock

The rock that the Goonies use to navigate the map is an infamous sea stack that’s known as Haystack Rock. It should be pretty easy to spot, as its one of the world’s tallest sea stacks!

Even though the film is over 30 years old, it will always remain a childhood classic because, as the saying goes, “Goonies never say die!”

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