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“Worth the Climb!”
Review of Astoria Column

Astoria Column
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US$100.00*
and up
Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock
Ranked #2 of 56 things to do in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A 125-foot column which sits atop of Coxcomb Hill overlooking Astoria.
Reviewed 9 April 2010

Drove to Astoria from Portland to get on the 101 to begin the trip down the coast and didn't really see much that interested us in the city. But thought the view from the column might be the one activity we would take in. The climb was manageable with landings every 20-30 steps. It was extremely windy when we were up top and the cold made it impossible to stay real long -- but what we saw was tremendous!

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Reviewed 19 March 2010

Job corps takes everyone to the column in their welcome tour its fun you can by little foam planes and throw them off the building when you get to the top...it was so much fun me and my friends loved looking up the hill towards it in downtown astoria^_^

1  Thank Kyzas10
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Reviewed 22 November 2009

The price is right, only $1 to climb up to the top, and the view is panoramic and nice. A slight strain on the ole' heart to get up there, but i saw plenty of seniors make the trek. Buy a couple wooden planes to throw off the top of the tower for a little added joy (apparently they encourage this because they sell the planes at the gift shop, plus i saw plenty of model plane wreckage at the base).

Thank Joshgator
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Reviewed 22 November 2009

If you don't have acrophobia you really should take in the view from this beautiful column. Built in 1926 with historical scenes ribboned up the column. It has an impressive height of 125 feet combined with the 600 foot hill which towers over the Columbia river giving one a superior 360 degree view of the Pacific, the river, the bridges, Astoria, Mt. Ranier, and the Cascade range. It recently had the spiral 164 step staircase replaced making the long trip to the top a little more reassuring.

2  Thank Ra6907
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Reviewed 22 October 2009

If you can handle the long trip to the top the view is very worth the exercise! The new stairs the put in are great, but I wish there was a hand rail on both sides.

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