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Address: 1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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+1 503-325-2963
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.

A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.

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Fun & beautiful place

We went here and really enjoyed ourselves with the beauty of the view below. The day we went there were low clouds and a light rain. I'm positive on a beautiful sunny day you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
H1315
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Porterville
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Porterville
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here and really enjoyed ourselves with the beauty of the view below. The day we went there were low clouds and a light rain. I'm positive on a beautiful sunny day you can see all the beautiful sights for miles. The kids walked to the top up all 164 steps. My wife and I decided to check out... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Winter hours mean that the gift shop/informational booth closes at 4. The views are fabulous and worth the $5 fee to drive up and park. From the top you can see forever and the expanse is incredible.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Short drive, uphill, to take in the Columbia. It was a very windy day and the attendant was appropriately concerned for our safety. we will return!

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Thank Estelle G
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good place to get out and stretch your legs and get some good exercise. Climbing the column is not for everyone. The only way to get to the top is the climb the stairs. Don't bother climbing all those stairs on an overcast day. The view on a clear day is spectacular.

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1 Thank Mathew K
Seattle
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I randomly found out about the column, so made the drive there on the way home from Seaside. They charge $5 for parking, but it's a pass that lasts a year. I didn't get a pamphlet but read about the column on the drive there. First thing, go to the gift shop and purchase a balsa wood glider for $1.... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know what to expect when we drove up here. We visited on New Year's Eve so the park was not in operation but it was open so we did not have to pay the $5 parking fee. By the gift shop there were wooden gliders that they encourage you to take. We did and we released it... More 

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view and a quick stop for a geocache! It's quite a haul up the stairs if you're an old guy but the kids should have a great time. Be sure to have them count the steps up; it's another geocache!

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Thank Rick A
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The column has been restored. It depicts the discovery of Astoria. Be sure and visit the gift shop to buy wooden planes to float down from the top of the column. Great fun for kids and adults alike.

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Thank lottridge
Bigfork, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you pay your $5 annual parking fee at the gift shop, you will receive a pamphlet that describes the story told by the column. That is all interesting enough, but the view from the little park surrounding the column is the real prize here. The site is supported by volunteers, donations and the small $5 fee - so don't... More 

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1 Thank Kay S
Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful view from the lookout and even better at the top of the column. The spiral staircase is a treat and easy to navigate even with small children. $5 parking fee and a tourist shop at the entrance.

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