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Astoria Column

1500-2199 Coxcomb Dr., Astoria, Oregon 97103 USA

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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

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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

  • Photographer
  • 237 Reviews
  • 453 Helpful
April 17, 2014

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

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Reviewed by
Kasey77

  • 23 Reviews
  • 14 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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Reviewed by
tonyburmeister

  • 8 Reviews
  • 3 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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  • 5,385 Reviews
  • 2,170 Helpful
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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Reviewed by
Donna Habersaat

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
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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Reviewed by
TamisAvery

  • 5 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
November 14, 2014
Rated 5.0

The view at the top of the narrow spiral staircase of 164 stairs is absolutely breathtaking. Lots of wind!

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Reviewed by
Joshua Smibert

  • Road Warrior
  • 126 Reviews
  • 180 Helpful
October 01, 2014
Rated 5.0

The hike to the top of the tower is a hike but the view (when not foggy) is stunning and almost 360 degrees. Pro tip: Buy a plywood plane at the little shop at the bottom to throw of the top. A great photo op and lots of fun.

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Astoria Column

1500-2199 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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