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Astoria Column

#2 of 45 things to do in Astoria Features Animals
1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
+1 503-325-2963
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach
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A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
+1 503-325-2963
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first place we stopped once we got into Astoria. It's a really neat way to learn about Astoria's history and get some excel isle. I didn't go all the way up but others in our party did and took some spectacular view...More

Thank Jaime H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hilltop holds a breathtaking view of the town, river and bridge. One can climb up to the top and see as far as the eye can see, maybe even further. The idea of such a column with the history of Lewis & Clark is...More

Thank doris s
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great views, we caught a sunny, warm day. But to be honest, the balsa airplane was probably the thing I enjoyed the most. Of course I took a camera and took a couple of panorama shots but there are already many good photos here.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a short drive from the highway, it offers a great view of the ocean and the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge, and it's free! You don't have to climb the stairs for a nice view, but if you're up for it, the view...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The views are ever changing from the top of the hill at the column. It is well worth the 100+ stairs to the top of the column when it is clear. Don't forget to buy a few balsa airplanes at the gift shop before you...More

1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 6 days ago

A nearly 360 degree view of the Columbia River and Mount Hood and Astoria...a place not to miss. Our 85 y/o buddy made it to the top...I didn't: acrophobia....

2  Thank nagc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome views, both from the ground and top of the column. The ascent to the top of the column is not for the claustrophobic or less-than-fond-of-heights person. But if you can make it, it's worth the hike up all 164 stairs. Parking is $5

1  Thank Rebekah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

164 steps to the top -- so worth it! The views from the top are amazing. You can see the entire city of Astoria from that far up. The history is written on the column. Don't pass it up.

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth the stop. The view of the area from the top is very nice. Kids (adults)should purchase a plane for a dollar to throw off the top. It costs $5 a vehicle to enter. The circular staircase can be crowded.

Thank RRH01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could have spent the entire day there. The views are amazing and the weather was perfect. I would suggest packing a picnic lunch and a book and plan on staying at least a few hours. If I lived locally I would be there all...More

Thank Jeremy P
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How much time should I spend at the Astoria Column, including a walk to the top? I am a little short on time but want to spend enough time. thanks.
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.
Jerrold P
When built
7 October 2015|
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Response from Terry B | Reviewed this property |
Don't really know but it is under restoration right now. Might want to call thePark and check on completion date.