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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...

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

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Neat Place!

Since we traveled by train, it was neat to see this monument, built by the Great Northern Railroad, and the Astor descendants. The view from up here is GORGEOUS!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since we traveled by train, it was neat to see this monument, built by the Great Northern Railroad, and the Astor descendants. The view from up here is GORGEOUS!

Thank amantastic
Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It would've been better if the column wasn't being restored, but that happens. Although we didn't get to really "see" the column well, we were able to walk around the top and check out the views of the bridge, mountains and marshes.

Thank jenhaught
Saskatoon, Canada
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked to it from downtown the end of Sept! Quite an uphill walk and a bit of a challenge at times... When we got there it was all under construction still! No one had mentioned that fact. So we could only see between the scaffolding. Quite dissappointing but the view of everything else was wonderful. Ask before you go..

Thank Haggislady
McMinnville, Oregon
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by here just before sunset an climbed up the column to enjoy the view and sunset. It is a beautiful spot, great romantic view especially at sunset. The gift shop has some cool stuff as well. It's an awesome place to overview the Columbia and Pacific and the best place to view the sunset. Tip: wait just after... More 

Thank KonectAviation
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have a fear of heights. This definitely was scary to me but the view is incredible. I pretty much held on to the wall the whole time but the pictures are great :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to stop at the gift shop first and buy a balsa wood plane for $1 that you are allowed to fly off the top of the tower. We didn't and were to tired to climb the 160 + stairs again, but it would have been fun.

Thank Citlali Lisa M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than not seeing anything from the top this was a cool place. My legs didn't like the effects of 144 s teps the next few days but every step was worth it. It must be great on a sunny day.

Thank emjade
King Salmon, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go to Astoria without going up to the tower. You'll get great views atop the hill, but even more spectacular if you climb the stairs to the top of the tower. The column itself is painted with historical scenes of the area. Nicely renovated and maintained. MUST SEE!

Thank AlaskanWilderness
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The recently renovated fresco which encircles this column is a beautiful presentation of the historical events of this area. The 10+ minutes hike to the top of the column offers a lovely view of the Columbia River and surroundings. There is a $2.00 parking fee.

Thank JEMAltitude
Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a 10-15 minute attraction if you're in good shape. It doesn't take much to climb to the top, soak in the view, take a few pictures, and head on your way. It is a worthwhile stop and view though!

Thank Andrew R

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