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Astoria Column

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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Our ascent up the column was delayed due to first responders training on the column for a good portion of the day. However, when we were allowed into the column, the weather was clear and the views astounding. Great site to view the area even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the art work at lot! I was super fun going up to the top and throwing little wooden airplanes! And amazing views from the top!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank auroraa47
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fun stop in Astoria. Stop at the gift shop and get a little airplane to fly off the top. Beautiful views and a wonderful memorial site.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mel34515
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning view of area surrounding Astoria OR can be had from top of Astoria Column. Not too hard for most people to use stairs to top, no elevator, worth the climb.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank curioustraveler406
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole park area where the Astoria Column is situated has great views of the town and of the Columbia River. Just a wonderful nearly 360 degree view. Then climb the 164 stairs to the top of the column and the view is awesome. Some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank susanwaltert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views here are amazing. We hit it on the way home from Long Beach and it provided a way to see the ocean again! On a nice day like we had it is amazing the 360 view you have. The artwork on the column...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 975neila
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views. We were lucky that it was a clear but crisp day and the views were spectacular. $5.00 fee well worth it and pass is good for all of 2019.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank taxdender
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it was freezing cold outside and rainy, we went up the column and were not disappointed. Lovely views from all sides. We even got to see a pair of bald eagles flying around. Well worth the entrance fee!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Wanderlust3483
Reviewed 16 February 2019

The column was on our Astoria bucket list, even though it was pouring buckets ((okay, this was February on the Coast) and the view from the top was dimmed by fog. In spite of the wind, we walked around the column to admire the art....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank AlaskaMarion
Reviewed 14 February 2019

We went in February. It had just snowed and there was quite a bit on the ground. We made the climb up the 164 step spiral staircase to enjoy the view from the top. When we got up there, however, I was too afraid to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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6 January 2019|
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Response from ROZ R | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a ton of parking, but I think there is a section of parking you could probably park in easily. I'd go early to avoid lotas of people and have a better chance of parking.
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22 March 2018|
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Response from krystlem731 | 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.