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Astoria Column

1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: The Astor Column is an Astoria icon, towering 125’ above this historical and scenic town.  To get there, you will wind around roads with gorgeous... more »
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The view from the park is well worth the visit, really spectacular as the Columbia River flows into the Pacific. The column is 'pretty' but the view is what is truly special. We didn't climb to the top which would probably have been a fine thing to do but we were too tired. The admission fee of $2 is well... More

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Bremerton, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was such a pleasant surprise. The drive up to the column was beautiful, the architecture of the homes was so interesting. The park is really pretty and clean and there is a parking fee of $2.00 per year! The view from the park is so beautiful and you can see for miles. We chose to climb up the tower... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited on a beautiful day where, after the 164 stair climb, we had 360 degree views of the river and mountains. Well maintained and friendly staff. Just be prepared for the small gift shop where you can purchase a small glider to throw from the top of the column. Great stop in Astoria.

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Colorado Springs
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A $1.00 parking fee is well worth it. The view of the Columbia River meeting the Pacific Ocean is tremendous from ground level. Climb the 160 + stairs to the top of the column and the view intensifies. From here you can see why entering the river from the open ocean is so treacherous for mariners. Looking up river you... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I saw the sign for the Astoria Column and had no idea what it was. It is tall and has beautifully rendered scenes on the outside and on the inside is a winding staircase going up and up. I felt a little wonky a few times while going up but the top has a great, if dizzying,... More

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clearwater, fl
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The view from the tower is great after a hike up the stairs. Whatever you do, stop at the gift shop and buy a balsa glider for 1$. You get to fly it off the top of the tower. Lots of fun for you and the crowd.

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New York City, New York
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155 reviews 155 reviews
85 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This very cool. The column itself, the design and story behind it and the views are really not to be missed. To not see the column is to not see Astoria.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to pay $2 for parking to support the park...and then, be prepared to have your breath taken away! First by walking up the 160+ stairs then, by the outstanding view of Astoria and the surrounding region. Being a bit timid of heights myself, I skipped the stair climb and simply enjoyed the 360-degree views. A perfect place to... More

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After your climb step-by-step to the top of this 125-foot-tall column, the view overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River is worth it! Even if you do not exhaust yourself climbing, climbing and climbing to the top-most observation deck, to some visitors, the view from the bottom plaza is just as spectacular. It is your choice! Historically, financed by the... More

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Paso Robles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Buy little wood airplanes at the gift shop before ascending and have fun watching them "fly" from the top of the column!

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