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Astoria Column

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“great view”(240 reviews)
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A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.
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1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
+1 503-325-2963
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Astoria's best known places to see. It was an overcast day when we were there, so we decided not to go inside. Not at all sure the view from the top is worth all the stairs one has to climb to get there.

Thank Sunshine311921
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to walk to the top of the hill where the Astoria Column is. I don't think I would recommend this to anyone. The road isn't built for walkers - there's some blind corners and no shoulder to speak of. We didn't have access...More

Thank MJB62
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing view of the coast and rivers in every direction. Climbing to the top is not for everyone, but the panoramas can be appreciated from below as well.

Thank jfr321
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was rainy and foggy and visibility was very limited; we did not climb the164 spiral steps to the top of the column! The column itself was beautiful and inscribed with Astoria History! I hear that on a clear day the view from the top...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy walking and hiking so we google mapped it and walked from our hotel in town. It's all uphill but once on Coxcomb Drive, there is a tiny trail straight up through the grass to the Column. There is an entrance fee for cars...More

Thank TucsonDaug
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, we actually parked off the street where our GPS led us to the Cathedral Trail. We hiked the gorgeous trail and next thing we knew, we came out into the clearing, and there was the Column! I'm afraid of heights, so I did not...More

Thank Astrid K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see attraction in Astoria. If you want to skip the $5 entrance fee. Park at the Cathedral Tree Trailhead on Irving Ave. and hike up for free! They have a nice shop in the parking lot for souvenirs. The view from the...More

Thank RepentedHipster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The column has been renovated and is a nice place to visit with your family. Long climb to the top and don't recommend it for folks not in good health. Beautiful landscaped area to sit and observe. Buy a small wooden plane in the gift...More

Thank ilwaco61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for the best view on the mouth of the Columbia River? This is the place. A few steps to the top and wow!!! You can see way out to see, way inland Oregon. Carry a balsa wood glider to the top and see how...More

Thank Chef Ed L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy for everyone. You don't have to climb the 164 spiral stairs to the top to get a great view. The gift shop is terrific!

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Melanie M
22 March 2018|
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Response from Krystle M | Reviewed this property |
the $5 parking fee is the only fee, well worth the money for the spectacular views and a full year of visits if you plan to travel back to the area. Definitely recommend purchasing the little planes in the gift shop before... More
25 September 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.
30 August 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.