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Astoria Column

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1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
+1 503-325-2963
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Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock
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A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“spiral staircase” (137 reviews)
“great view” (224 reviews)
“gift shop” (277 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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+1 503-325-2963
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"spiral staircase"
in 137 reviews
"great view"
in 224 reviews
"gift shop"
in 277 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 73 reviews
"balsa wood"
in 65 reviews
"columbia river"
in 258 reviews
"degree view"
in 73 reviews
"parking fee"
in 75 reviews
"parking lot"
in 108 reviews
"surrounding area"
in 51 reviews
"fear of heights"
in 27 reviews
"sunny day"
in 46 reviews
"observation deck"
in 31 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 35 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 52 reviews
"washington state"
in 25 reviews
"lewis and clark"
in 33 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love this historical site!! I hate the climb obviously but totally worth it because the views are so amazing!!!

Thank Rian Q
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The column is very cool, but you must visit the museum and climb to the top for some amazing photos. This is a short drive in town and a quick visit, $5 parking, free admission.

Thank GGWD
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of our destinations while staying overnight in Astoria. There are 164 steps to the top, I made it to 91, my husband climbed to the top. The views are spectacular on a clear day. He saw 3 mountains, Mt. Hood, and 2...More

Thank Becky G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was so exhilarating to climb this old, picturesque column! I wondered at first if I would be able to do it at my more advanced age, 78, but other climbers gave me encouragement and smiles. I climbed slower than some but finally reached the...More

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This column is a cool monument to the exploring of the Oregon Trail. The view of the river and ocean is amazing and if you climb to the top, which I didn’t do because there is only a partial handrail, you get 360 degree views...More

Thank Erika J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We weren't sure if we really wanted to pay another entrance fee to a park, since we'd been to several overwhelming ones driving from LA... This one is WELL Worth the price. the view is amazing. We got to the top and went WOW! We...More

Thank Travel4Fun31
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My son and I climbed all the way to the top and the viewing platform. We got a 360 degree view of the area including the mouth of the Columbia River, Youngs Bay and so many places I remembered from my living in Astoria 40...More

Thank Al M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

tremendous view of city and river both from parking lot and from top of column if you don't mind climbing circular staircase. they have a gift shop on site but it is small and very cramped if busy. overall a must see if you are...More

2  Thank 12rick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the time to see the place where the rivers come together and Lewis and Clark finished their great adventure. You can see out to the Pacific Ocean and imagine their thrill! The column is a climb of about 200 steps! View varies by the...More

Thank Gayle E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read about this park did not reveal the full potential of visiting here. It is a simple park on a simple hill/mountain top ~ but oh what a view. Pay $5.00 to park and spend all day if you like. The view from the...More

Thank Tim L
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Melanie M
March 22, 2018|
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Response from JGFrankPortland | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking fee, yes, but you should also pay $1 in the gift shop (before you climb the column) to get one of the little wooden planes you can fly off the top balcony. It makes the trip even more memorable and it's... More
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PaniBaBurnaby_Canada
September 24, 2017|
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Response from lowflyingsquab | Reviewed this property |
It is a little more than a mile and a half from the Maritime Museum on the riverfront, and all uphill. I don't know if there are buses that go up there.
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M J
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Travelin41126 | Reviewed this property |
30 min is about right but if you're lucky and have a great day then you'd want a little longer. I say plan for an hour. If you're in that much of a hurry then don't go. I've been there twice BTW.
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