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Astoria Column

1 Coxcomb Dr, Astoria, Oregon 97103 USA

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“Awesome Monument & View!”

The Astoria Column was erected in 1926 at an elevation of 600 feet atop Coxcomb Hill, the location of the first permanent American Settlement west of the Rockies. Take the time to climb the 164-step spiral staircase to the viewing deck at the top. For indulging in the challenge, you will be greeted by an unforgettable view of the city and surrounding rivers, bay, forest, mountains and Pacific Ocean. And don't forget to purchase a wooden glider at the visitor center (proceeds go to the Column) and watch it soar high above the city...it will rekindle the child in you!

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Reviewed by
Joel Schat

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  • 237 Reviews
  • 505 Helpful
April 17, 2014

Be prepared for stairs and a ton of wind! That being said the view... Breathtaking

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rachstonew

  • 18 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 20, 2020

Column was closed so we didn’t get to climb it, but it was still cool and worth seeing from the outside. Hard to imagine that the view could have been better from up top than what you could see from the parking lot. Amazing views!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Seaava

  • 15 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 10, 2021
Rated 3.0

Very awesome view. It is $5 to enter but it’s worth it. The view is amazing. The column is not open. But still a neat experience.

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MomSolo

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 04, 2020
Rated 4.0

We enjoyed the views from the column. $5 parking which is good for the year (still not bad if you only visit once). Yes, there are many stairs to the top but if you’re there, you should go ahead and enjoy the experience. Very busy when we visited in July 2019. I overheard someone say a cruise ship was in town which explains the bus loads of people.

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KellyARoja

  • 51 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 20, 2019
Rated 5.0

Amazingly stunning view loved looking at all the breathtaking art.the walk up the stairs is a little rough but well worth the experience that you get when you get to the top. Would definitely recommend to come here I plan on coming here again sometime. forgot to buy my little glider so next time I have to grab one of those and fly from the top.

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Kasey77

  • 35 Reviews
  • 28 Helpful
October 06, 2018
Rated 3.0

Just ok. $5 per car entry fee. Beautiful, wonderful views from the parking lot. It's got a couple of picnic tables and a gift shop The tower itself is free to enter, and it's a grueling 165+ steps to the top, where you enjoy....essentially the exact same beautiful views that you get from the parking lot. The tower inside is dark, cramped, dizzying, and full of scared and crying people (children and adults alike were having panic attacks) I would say come enjoy the view, but skip climbing the tower. It's really not worth it.

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tonyburmeister

  • 8 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 04, 2017
Rated 4.0

Very windy $5 to park stairs are tough but quick, beautiful view

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Reviewed by
Tom Saracene

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 20, 2015
Rated 4.0

Under restoration all summer but still worth the drive up just for the view!

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Travel Oregon

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June 17, 2015

The Astoria Column was erected in 1926 at an elevation of 600 feet atop Coxcomb Hill, the location of the first permanent American Settlement west of the Rockies. Editor’s Tip: Take the time to climb the 164-step spiral staircase to the viewing deck at the top. For indulging in the challenge, you will be greeted by an unforgettable view of the city and surrounding rivers, bay, forest, mountains and Pacific Ocean. And don’t forget to purchase a wooden glider at the visitor center (proceeds go to the Column) and watch it soar high above the city...it will rekindle the child in you!

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Donna Habersaat

  • 5 Reviews
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June 08, 2015
Rated 3.0

Column is currently under restorations and covered with traps. View is awesome though. $2 parking.

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Astoria Column

1 Coxcomb Dr
Astoria, Oregon
97103 USA

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  • Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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