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Astoria Column

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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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Visitors need to be aware that there are currently roadworks closing off part of 16th Street. This makes getting there by car very challenging, more because the detour signage us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The entire column is wrapped in plastic for repair so we were unable to see it, but the view is nearly 360 degrees and worth a look.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visitors need to be aware that there are currently roadworks closing off part of 16th Street. This makes getting there by car very challenging, more because the detour signage us off and sends you round in circles. I ended up parking and walking, which us a very demanding hike. There is a way around but I couldn't find it. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Currently closed for renovation - it is literally completely covered by a construction sheet. Also, there isn't much else that's close. It is out of the way for a few-minute activity. The surrounding views are pretty, though.

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Topsham, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Though the column was closed for renovation, the sweeping views from this site are well worth the modest parking fee. On a clear day you can see the city of Astoria, the notorious Columbia River sand bars, the bridge to Washington state, and views to the south as far as Tillamook Head.

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We climbed to the top of this, which was a great way to stretch after lunch. Loved the view, the volunteers in the little gift shop were so cute and friendly. I woudl call this a must-do if you are in Astoria. It's a quick stop, just maybe 15 mintues.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While the column is technically closed for repair, the view from the top of the hill is absolutely amazing. I was disappointed to learn of the column repair after our arrival, thinking that they could have waited a week or so until after the influx of Goonies visitors. But, we made the drive up the hill, and were not too... More 

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Memphis, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed to discover the Astoria Column was undergoing a refurbishment when we visited. The view was still pretty and the trail head to the Cathedral Tree Trail was here so all was not lost, but we would have enjoyed climbing the tower as well.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The column is swathed in opaque white plastic as the murals are being repaired. But do drive to the parking lot and see the 360 degree views of Astoria and the bridge to Washington State. Quite pretty and worth at least 20 minutes of your time. If you can, be there at sunset.

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Belmont, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We wasted nearly an hour attempting to reach the Column before a kindly worker explained that all the access roads were blocked for paving. The Column, itself is also closed for repairs. Apparently, this has been going on for quite awhile, but neither the city nor lodging owners seem to feel a need to let visitors know about the work.

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Astoria, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The column is being refurbished so you can't climb it now, I think it's suppose to reopen in September. However, the view from the parking lot is stunning and still worth the drive up.

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Additional Information about Astoria Column

Address: 1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2963
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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