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Astoria Column

Address: 1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and...
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Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & 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, Nature & Parks, Sights & 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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Kennewick
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I climbed this column many years ago. I didn't climb it this trip. The scenic views were amazing! Worth the drive!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It was quite a climb to get to the top, but so worth it. Btw, going down the stairs seemed much easier than going up.

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35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

the climb was very manageable (my 9yr old made it 3X) and the view was terrific, especially on a sunny day, but the wind was so overwhelming that it wasn't worth staying on top and enjoying it for very long. It was fun to go and do, but I'm not sure I'd come back to do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Over the years I've been to the column many times. It's good exercise to go up the spiral stairs to the top. I don't remember the number of steps. On a clear day it's possible to see the Columbia going in the ocean from there I was born in Astoria and lived there until I was fourteen and as a... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

On a sunny day, this is a great place to see the Astoria river front, Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and Astoria Meglar Bridge that goes to Washington. If you need a little exercise you can climb the winding staircase up to the viewing platform on the column but the view is also expansive from the parking lot. 2... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We walked up from downtown and it was well worth the walk up. And then when we got to the Column we had many more steps to climb. We got there just as the sun was setting and it was beautiful. So much more than we were expecting. What a great restoration job they have done.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Such an amazing view. I loved the column. The pictures carved on the tower was beautiful. The view was breathtaking. A must if you are going to be in Astoria.

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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice view of the city and area and a must do if in Astoria even if you don't climb the Column. $5 fee to the park is for the whole year. Don't forget to purchase a wooden toy plane to throw off the top of the column.

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Maitland, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wonderful 360 degree views on a clear day of the ocean, the Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, we could even see Mt St Helens. To get to the top you have to climb a spiral staircase with 164 steps, so it's not for the faint hearted! But you will not be disappointed. We loved it, except for the bitterly cold... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If it is a clear day. don't miss this. It has a unforgettable view. and for 2 dollars you get a annual parking pass for us who are luck to live in the great northwest.

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