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Astoria Column

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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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“great view” (201 reviews)
“gift shop” (245 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
+1 503-325-2963
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I visited here yesterday. What a beautiful Landmark of Oregon history. Once you ascend the 164 stairs of the circular staircase, you are rewarded with an unobstructed 360 view of the Astoria area. The exterior of the Column is a piece of...More

Thank Gravy64
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though we did not climb the Column, the views are well worth the 5 dollar per car admission. It was a highlight of our Astoria visit.

Thank Annie3_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Shows history of area on the outside of the column. A little over 100 very narrow steps to the top. People can launch airplanes from the top. Some parking on an incline.

Thank Buzzsaw22
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, it's best on a clear day but it really has wonderful views at any time. Nice to see the layout of places you drive through. The walk to the top of the column can be a bit strenuous but well worth it. Love the...More

Thank Yamagobo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is THE place to see the mouth of the Columbia river and the city of Astoria. Cost is $5 per car and no passes are accepted except Astoria city passes which are good for the current year. 164 steps will get you to the...More

Thank Ted M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great climb. Be ready wear good shoes. It's a lot of stairs. Beautiful view of Astoria. Buy an airplane

Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed 2 days ago

As the title states, there are wonderful views from atop this hill. The column has a wonderful frieze wrapped around it that tells the history of the region in numerous pictures. You can climb the interior spiral staircase for even better views. Definitely do a...More

Thank Tribe93
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth at least one visit. Great 360 degree views. Well worth the $5 charge per car. Small gift shop with water, soft drinks and light snacks available. Restroom facilities available.

Thank Hankspond
Reviewed 3 days ago

Last time I was here it was being renovated well the results are beautiful. The column is a must see , wish I could have gone to the top but injured my foot. The views from the parking lot are lovely though so I bet...More

Thank Bleueyes810
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The 125 ft column on top of the hill provides spectacular views in all directions of the lower Columbia River area. If the weather is clear it is a must do as the parking is the nay $5. To add to the fun, the gift...More

Thank 882Traveler
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24 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.
29 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
6 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.