Astoria, Oregon: Astoria Column

Climb the 164-step spiral staircase to the top for a dizzying view 600 feet above sea level.
Address:
1 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR
Directions:
From US Hwy 30 turn uphill on 16th St. to Jerome Ave., right to 15th St., left on Coxcomb Drive to column.
Hours:
Dawn-dusk (Call to verify)
Phone:
503-325-2963
Admission:
$1.00 parking fee
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Inside view looking up. Astoria Column

Don't forget to buy your 75 cent glider from the gift shop!

[Ri Szczypkowski, 10/09/2010]

Sounds like an activity hint for those who make it to the top of the column.

Astoria Column. Astoria Column

Absolutely stunning view from the top. But be prepared for a walk, as there is no elevator in the Astor Column. Well worth a stop -- the murals are just beautiful.

[Valerie McClory, 08/03/2010]
Astoria Column - Toy Plane Launches

Volunteers often man a trailer at the base of the column, where you can see information on how the column was built.

More entertaining is that you can buy toy balsa-wood airplanes that you are allowed to launch off the top of the column. The column is on a high, windy hill so your place may glide quite a ways before landing.

[Samantha Christenson, 07/06/2010]
Astoria Column

There's a stunning view from the Astoria Column, a civic landmark atop Coxcomb Hill in Astoria. A spiral staircase winds 164 steps to the top observation deck. Entry is free; there's a $1 parking fee. Even from the hilltop base of the tower the view is great. The hill overlooks the city of Astoria, the four-mile span of the Astoria-Megler bridge, ship traffic on the Columbia river and the river's confluence with the Pacific Ocean. The column was built in 1926 and the beautiful mural of local history that spirals around the exterior was recently restored.

[Kevin Violette, 01/01/2006]

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