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Thousands of people visit the Goonies house in Astoria, Oregon every day, and the owner is tired of it.
The Goonies house in Astoria, OR, where the adventure to find One-Eyed Willie’s treasure began in the 1985 film, has been closed to the public. More than 30 years after The Goonies hit theaters, city officials say the house still receives 1,500 visitors daily. And the owner is tired of it.
A blue tarp now covers the house, with a sign stating access is closed to the Goonies house. Another sign reads:
Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time and love. Then the city of Astoria encourages 100,000’s of people to come and stand in front and view it. This driveway (maintained by homeowners) sees 1,000+ people every day. Most are kind, fun and welcome, but many are not.
Apparently the property is plagued by cigarette butts, beer bottles and urinating dogs that the owner is fed up with. When she bought the house over a decade ago, visitors were minimal. City officials credit social media buzz with the recent onslaught of fans.
The huge 4-day celebration for The Goonies 30th anniversary that brought $2-$3 million into the Astoria economy may also have had something to do with it.