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Address: 1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2963
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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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Racist but what a view

Not an accurate depiction of the native people on the monument, but what a view from the top. A lot of stairs good workout

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Not an accurate depiction of the native people on the monument, but what a view from the top. A lot of stairs good workout

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Interesting spot not to be missed to complete a vacation to Astoria, a kind of hippie-air small town with interesting appealing shops. The views over the bridge and the Columbia mouth from the top of the Column are great and worth the visit! Photo spot!

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St Petersburg, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was a foggy day when we went, which meant limited visibility, so we didn't climb the tower. If it's a clear day, I'm sure the view is great. Small fee is just for the parking lot.

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Otis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Would not recommend if the visibility is poor. Even in so-so weather it is worth the trip, cost $2 a year which means if you are in town you could wait for a clear day. After a 165 step climb the view is wonderful.

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Chehalis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wait till about 30 minutes before sunset. Drive to the park a top the city. Climb the steep spiral staircase. Step outside into the balcony and be awed. We took dozens of photos, then hurried back down to the warmth of our car. Some people were picnicking in the large field below, but other than the column there is not... More 

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Clifton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We toured the city of Astoria on our own and a true gem of the city is the Astoria Column. It is very strenuous to climb the 164 steps of the column to the top but well worth the effort. Every 30 steps there is a landing and if you take your time it is awesome.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The highlight of Astoria is the column. It's a cute drive up a hill (there are signs for it). I think the parking is $2 , I suppose you could walk to the column but it is a large hill. The column is free to enter and walk up. The tower is open late during the Spring and Summer time,... More 

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fremont, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a view on a clear day....what a climb up the column....what a history lesson. Yes, it is a small drive up to this monument, but well worth. Many artifacts in the history of Astoria....recommend!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The views of greater Astoria are good from the parking lot.....but if you have the stamina to climb a 164 step spiral staircase to the top and the observation deck, the 360 degree view on a clear day is breathtaking. Go to the top, catch your breath, and take it all in. It's worth it - and a lot easier... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Climb the tower and fly a balsa wood plane from the top. Not a bad climb but requires an effort. Worth the visit. Look at the murals encircling the tower.

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