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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 2013
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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Salem
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

For $2 you get a yearly parking pass and a view that is priceless. The view from the parking lot is gorgeous, and if you aren't faint of heart, climb 164 steps and take in the view from the top of the column.

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Long Beach
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must see if you are visiting Astoria, OR. It is quite a climb to the top but the view is stupendous! I live over in Long Beach, WA and this is one of the places we take visitors to.

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a good climb but well worth it. the view is great.The ocean is right around you,You see ship coming and going.wonderful time had by all.

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Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great view. Make sure you buy the $1 glider from the gift shop before climbing to the top of the tower. You can send it off from the top.

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is a must see. I have been here several times and it is always worth the trip. I recently took a group of teenagers here on our way through town, they loved it plus climbing the stairs tired them out for the rest of the car ride. Very rarely do you find a cool place like this that is... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Went to Astoria to climb the Astoria Column as the first time there the Column was being repaired. The view was great from the parking lot and even better from the viewing platform. It cost $2.00 for the season. But well worth it. www.astriacolumn.org

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Seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

An absolute must see on a clear day.The view was breathtaking!! My 10 year old and 5 year old made it all the way up, and aside from a few pushy and obnoxious visitors who shouldn't have gone up (fear of heights) their overall experience was fantastic. Will definitely return.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a quick and easy stopping place while in Astoria. It costs 2 bucks to park, which you pay at the gift shop. On a foggy day, the column is the attraction. It's a 160 step climb; not for the out of shape, seriously, it's a long way up there. The views from the ground are still pretty good... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a beautifully carved column on the outside. On the inside, it's quite a climb up to the top for some awesome views. Can be a challenge going up or coming down during the busy season. Nice drive through Astoria to find it, free parking, nice tourist shop.

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Longview, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I'm too chicken to climb up there, fortunately my excuse is to watch the little kids by the car, and also, somebody needs to shout "HI!" to the brave souls who endeavor the climb. This is a popular site for our family. I love the view; it's beautiful.

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