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Address: 1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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Description: A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

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MUST SEE The Astor Column

The stairs might seem a bit ambitious, but there are landing after each section of stairs for resting and the view from the top can't be beaten.Buy a glider from the gift store... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Portland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The stairs might seem a bit ambitious, but there are landing after each section of stairs for resting and the view from the top can't be beaten.Buy a glider from the gift store before hand ($1.00) and it will even increase the experience.

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Tacoma, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to climb some stairs but the view at the top is worth it! You can see for miles and we took paper airplanes up with us last time but this time it was just too windy to throw them off the top.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's a fantastic bird's eye view and fun for all ages. A lot of stairs so keep that in mind and not something I would recommend for a rainy day. Must see when it's clear!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had a beautiful, clear, sunny day for our climb! Definitely well worth the hike up the 164 spiral stairs to the top for the view of the mouth of the Columbia, Astoria, rolling hills, mountains in the distance! Be prepared for a seemingly very long climb to the top ... felt like we would never stop circling around and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Buy a plane for $1 and toss it from the top of the column. Beautiful view of the city. $2 parking pass good for the whole year.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Would definitely recommend this for the young and young at heart. Buy a balsa glider for a dollar, climb and count 164 steps, admire the view and then send your glider flying . If it ends up in the parking lot you do have the otopn of running down To retrieve it And trying again! Why did they build the... More 

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Belfair, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The artwork on the tower depicting the history of the area was beautifully done. The views from the tower both on the ground and at the top were breath taking.

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's worth paying a couple dollars for the small wooden airplanes they sell at the info booth. It's a long way to the top to throw it off but it's pretty cool to see (especially when you have kids).

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Currently Oregon
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158 reviews 158 reviews
49 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great spot to overlook the whole Big Picture of the Columbia meeting the Pacific Ocean. Easily accessed near downtown. But don't bother if the visibility isn't top notch.

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Portland, Oregon
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The tower was restored a few years back both outer and new stairs to the top. Not for faint of heart as it is high long walk. Beautiful view is your reward.

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