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Astoria Column

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Address: 1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2963
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A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.

A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.

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Unbelievable view

Short drive off the main highway across from the Maritime museum. I thought the ground level view is wonderful but taking the 164 steps to the top of the column and wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
King A
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Short drive off the main highway across from the Maritime museum. I thought the ground level view is wonderful but taking the 164 steps to the top of the column and wonderful became spectacular. It's 164 steps on a circular metal stairway with a pretty narrow area at the top, which was pretty windy on a day that didn't seem... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must see! I take visitors every month and they are always impressed by the history, artistry of the column itself, as well as the views. Buy some balsa airplanes at the gift shop, climb to the top, throw the planes, and enjoy the sweeping views of the mighty Columbia, the beautiful Astoria Megler bridge, Astoria, Young Bay, Saddle... More 

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oregon
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I guess you can go inside but I have never came when it was open and I have been here 5 times! it is a nice park and a neat Colum, one day I hope to see it from the top! You can see it as you drive over the bridge from the Washington side towards Astoria and it looks... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This column is fantastic! My Dad stayed at the base with our german Shepard while my husband & I climbed the stairs.

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Thank dolly572016
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been a local all my life. Beautiful views and fun trails around the column. You can purchase little planes to fly off the column, at the gift shop, or, before you drive up the hill, buy a huge bag of parachute guys at a local store.

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Sunnyside, Washington
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely go on the Column on a Sunny day, to get the best of this experience. Bring a camera, and take pictures! You do have to walk on steep stairs to get to the top. There is no elevator, for those that can't take the stairs. If you don't work out, be ready for a good work out (you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was obscured by rain and fog, but we won't during January. Par for the course. Throwing the $1 wooden airplane was more fun than anticipated, and it was a great vantage point to see Astoria and the Columbia. I won't come during the summer due to crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is all you need to make your time in Astoria a great experience. I could easily stay in my room, not to mention, my bed, for 3 days and be happy. It's so comfortable I'd be happy just staying put. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We will continue making this our go to hotel in Astoria

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Thank Nora R
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place you have to go. It's an emblematic place. The view you have from there is amazing and of course you have to go all the way to the top of the column. It's better if its not cloudy

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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit regularly. Doing the hike up to the column is so much fun! Plus the view from the top is amazing!

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