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Astoria Column

1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
Owner description: A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Totally worth the two bucks per car for sure! We went on a Tuesday morning, 11 AM or so in December, and we were lucky enough to have the top of the tower to ourselves for a while. (I was told this is a rare occurrence.) As we were leaving more cars pulled up. The climb up the tower is... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Always enjoy this unique historical treasure. Easy to access, worth the climb for panoramic views, and a must see when in Astoria!

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Longview, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have been to the Astoria Column more times than I can remember. I have only ever climbed to the top once. The stairs are just a little spooky to me. I had a little help the one time I did climb up there. I always get about 1/4-1/3 of the way up and then turn around. The view from... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went on an unexpectedly beautiful clear day. I could see just about forever from the area at the base of the column. The view alone makes it all worth while. You need to buy a parking pass for $2.00 from the concession in the lot but the pass is good for a year and mine had a discount coupon... More 

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Seattle
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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

PROS: If you're staying in Astoria, you must stop here, the views are stunning 360 around. In town, maybe 5-10 minutes from the main drag. Free. Lots of Parking (in winter). Very Historical. Small gift shop. I enjoyed just as much of a view down below the tower walking the perimeter of the area, taking photo's. Easy access, flat walking.... More 

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Acquanegra sul Chiese, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

from the top of the city you can see a most impressive skyline..in front of you the ocean..and in the other side mountains!

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Astoria, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

amazing views on clear days. a must see when visiting Astoria. visitor's center is small but nice. parking tight on busy holiday weekends

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Astoria oregon
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953 reviews 953 reviews
202 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This historic site has been painstakingly restored. It was origionally for the railroad. The etched sketches have been restored with great attention to detail. This had been taken on by many Oregonians in addition to locals and the leadership of a great mayor of Astoria, some very prominent folks from out of the area but realize the importance of this... More 

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Washington State
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Climbing the stairs to the top of the Astoria Column was a ‘must do’ for our recent trip to Astoria. But when we arrived, it was so foggy, cloudy, windy, and rainy that there was absolutely no view. We climbed to the top anyway. We couldn’t see a thing and the wind battered us. It was exhilarating, but not very... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a beautiful spot full of history and nature. I spent the evening up here taking pictures as the sun set over the River...Just breathtaking

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