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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 2014
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The views are worth every step to the top! It's amazing how far the little wooden gliders they sell for a buck in the gift shop will fly!

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

What a view. If you are in the area you need to make this a stop. The $1 glider was a hit with family.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Worth climbing the spiral staircase to the top! Amazing view from top all around. Close to downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The steep 164 stairs up was a good workout and slightly scary for my vertigo husband. But the view was amazing and totally worth it. Would recommend driving up to the column instead of walking up from the Cathedral Tree Trail, unless you're in good shape and have good traction walking shoes. I'd bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic... More

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you are ever in Astoria or passing through, you have to go here for the spectacular views of the Columbia River and peninsula. It gives you a true perspective on where Astoria is located. There is a small charge for parking. On the way up the hill, take a look at the superb collection of Queen Ann style houses.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Climbing the 164 stairs were a bit of a challenge for these two seniors, but the views when we arrived at the top made it worth the effort. There is a two dollar parking fee which is good for the remaining year.

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Oregon
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The picture opportunities can't be missed! And the column is awesome too. Many steps to the top. Clean restrooms, $2 to park.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Easy to climb stairs, even with young children. The view is amazing and the short, windy road was quite nice. A nice spot for a quick picnic as well thanks to the large grassy hill!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Worth the walk up the stairs...fantastic views if clear... couldn't see mt st Helen's or hood or rainier but could see for mile s!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Restored tower is a beauty, the new spiral stairs are not for weak of heart or legs. I am not fond of height and did promptly lean on tower and looked out not dowwwwwn, nooo waaaay.

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