If you ever make it out to Astoria, Oregon and just happen to be a massive fan of The Goonies, you MUST go to the Oregon Film Museum. Housed in the old county jail building used in the opening scene of the movie, it serves as a repository to all things Goonies. Out front is the Fratelli’s Jeep complete with bullet holes and a sleeve of Saltines in the front seat. Inside is the actual jail cell where Jake Fratelli pretended to hang himself. In another cell is Data’s gadget jacket and boombox. There is even a stand up replica arcade machine of the Nintendo Goonies 2 game. I dare you not to go there and shed a tear for your youth. Well worth the price of admission.
We had hoped to make it up the Goonies house too, but it is apparently off limits now. Bummer. I was lucky enough to see it a few years ago, but hopefully it will get some new owners in the coming years so that Christy can experience it too. Fingers crossed!