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Astoria Column

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Open today: 09:00 - 17:30
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“spiral staircase”(141 reviews)
“great view”(230 reviews)
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A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
+1 503-325-2963
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Reviewed today via mobile

We flew into PDX and headed to the coast. This was the perfect place to stop and stretch our legs! The kids had so much fun with the gliders. There are beautiful views from the parking lot for those not able to climb the stairs.

Thank mrskacman
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view itself is spectacular but for $0.50 you can get yourself a balsa wood glider and send it sailing off the top of the tower. It’s 170 steps- I counted- but worth it! Or splurge and get 3 like my husband and I did,...More

Thank Phyllis O
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see when inAstoria. The mural on the outside of the column is amazing. Although we did not take the 164 stairs up the spiral staircase, I bet the view of the land below would be breathtaking - even better than it...More

Thank Kandi Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must, if your in Astoria. The flat rate of 5$ is perfect. It’s a quick in and out with parking. The staff is super friendly. Gorgeous lookout point.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were on a Lewis and Clark cruise and this included as a stop along the way. The view was fantastic, taking part in the glider releasing was fun and the Column told us the story of Astoria.

Thank gramps3421
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice ride up to the column. Great view of the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Those who want to go up into the column to the top have many steps to climb. Finish with an ice cream cone near the monument.

Thank Rosie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has a ton of spiral stairs that are very narrow and steep. If you can make it to the top, it has BEAUTIFUL views of Astoria. Parking is $5 and good for the YEAR! The gift shop has balsa planes for $1 and you...More

Thank angela w
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited The Column on Sunday, at noon. The weather was perfect, with great visibility. The spiral staircase and the views are breathtaking. The confluence of the mighty Columbia and John Day rivers lie hundreds of feet below, laid out like a...More

1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great uphill hike from the water's edge and up to the top of the Column. Views were great from the base and even better from the top, which included a nearby eagle in a tree.

Thank Rick Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entry/parking fee of five dollars. Great view both at the bottom and top of the column. There is a small gift shop. On the column depicts 14 early Oregon historical events. Very impressive and majestic. The view at the observation deck can’t be beat. You...More

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Melanie M
22 March 2018|
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Response from Krystle M | 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
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.