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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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My girls and I climbed to the top. Every stair was worth the view! My youngest is terrified of heights, but enjoyed being up there after she relaxed. I'm not a fan of the one way up and down on a spiral stair case. The inner part of the stairs is narrow and made this mama's heart falter a few... More

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Richmond, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A must visit when in Astoria. Do climb to the top when you visit. From the top or on the grounds you have a great view of the river, Astoria town and the sea coast. The climb to the top takes a while (125+ steps) but easy to handle due the landing's (wide places to stand ) about every 25-35... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Go to the top of column for the wonderful view. Well worth the 164 steps. Have your lunch on one of the picnic benches. I understand it is very pretty in the evening. The gift store is very cute. I bought a coffee mug.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Astoria Column could be the most visited attraction in Astoria, a city getting an increasing number of tourists as more and more cruise ships dock there en route from Alaska to San Francisco. The Column offers an outstanding view of the land and water below. Rising 125 feet, it is at an elevation of 600 feet. Visitors may (or may... More

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Astoria this is a must. Yes on a clear day the view is amazing, but I was also impressed with the column itself. The murals were beautiful.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A must do while in Astoria. The view will literally leave you speechless. Make sure you have your camera with you.

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Houston, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This is a must of you visit Astoria. Its quite a climb - about 15 stories on a winding staircase. Once to the top though, the view is amazing. Be sure to buy one of the little wooden airplanes in the gift shop before you go up - throwing them off was really fun to watch.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Perfect view of all the Columbia river, Astoria and Oregon/Washington coast. $2 parking fee is so worth it. 166 steps to climb to the top. The view is beautiful even if you don't climb the stairs.

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West Richland, WA
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We definitely had to include this attraction, worth the lovely drive to the top. I took the climb, though my wife was too fearful of heights. The views from the top were beautiful and gave you a unique perspective. A token parking fee is all you pay. A gift shop is there, featuring toy airplanes you can release from the... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Easy to get to and it is a quick one hour or less side trip well worth your time. Got some excellent photos here. Take the time to climb those 164 stairs to get to top of column. It's really not that bad and there are several landing areas if you need to rest a bit in between the climbs.... More

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