Astoria Column

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  • Brenna F.
    "Worth the stairs up"(4 Tips)
    Commodore Hotel A.
    "column stairs"(4 Tips)
    Commodore Hotel A.
    "wooden airplane from the shop"(4 Tips)
    T C.
    "Perfect spot for a picnic lunch."(2 Tips)
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  • Olivia B.
    Olivia BlackAugust 12
    The view was amazing!
  • Mike W.
    Fun for kids (because of the gliders) and the adults (for the amazing view).
  • Jennifer F.
    This is amazing, definitely worth the climb...even though the wind and hail battered us once we got to the top
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LongoriaOctober 17, 2015
    What an awesome little piece of Astoria history! Make sure to catch a sunset or sunrise.
  • Ana Lidia A.
    Ana Lidia AguileraJuly 4, 2015
    I love this view, it beautiful!!!!!!
  • Matthew E.
    Matthew EvansJune 20, 2015
    Great place to hang out and visit. Best of all it's only $2.00 for a season parking pass. Can't beat that deal.
  • Erin M.
    Erin M.January 24, 2015
    Worth the climb!
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 16, 2014
    Best view I've ever seen.
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NelsonMay 24, 2014
    Don't look down while on the stairs. Trust me.
    GNTLMNFebruary 19, 2014
    About 90 mins from Portland, 20 mins north of Cannon Beach, where most of the Goonies was filmed. Beautiful, quaint coastal town.
  • Vahid J.
    Vahid JJanuary 5, 2014
    Prepare yourself for climb to the top of these stairs by running the bleachers in your home town repeatedly.
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BakerOctober 5, 2013
    definitely climb the column even though you will be left with jelly for legs
  • Paul M.
    Paul MccaffreyAugust 31, 2013
    awesome view from the top of the colum, but legs are still burning 5 hours later.
  • GB B.
    GB BowersAugust 18, 2013
    If you're claustrophobic and/or have a fear of heights, just enjoy the panoramic views w/o messing with the tower part.
  • Deepak N.
    Deepak NaiduAugust 17, 2013
    A nice view of the city... Buy a plane and throw from the top to enjoy is flight down.
  • T C.
    T CAugust 16, 2013
    Perfect spot for a picnic lunch.
  • Justin T.
    Justin T.July 6, 2013
    Amazing views. All for $1!!
  • S
    SJuly 5, 2013
    If you're relatively fit, 164 steps takes 3 minutes to walk.
  • Brenna F.
    Brenna FosterMay 30, 2013
    Great view from the top, but can be very windy. Worth the stairs up
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SprueillMarch 29, 2013
    Stay to the right.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SprueillMarch 29, 2013
    Don't forget to buy an airplane before you head up.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BSeptember 3, 2012
    Get a toy glider from the gift shop before you head to the top.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth McMasterAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't miss this view
  • Steve
    SteveApril 9, 2012
    Gliders from the gift shop are fun, kids also liked bubbles.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SpiegelOctober 13, 2011
    Walk up to the observation deck, the view is worth the hike.
  • will d.
    will determanSeptember 25, 2011
    Sooooo f'ing cool! You can see the Pacific on a clear day
  • Commodore Hotel A.
    A wonderful place for a picnic and some fun. Climb the column for an absolutely breath taking view of all of Astoria, don't forget to grab a wooden airplane from the shop to toss off the top!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Sue V.
    Sue ViensJuly 10, 2011
    Let it fly
  • Sue V.
    Sue ViensJuly 10, 2011
    Buy a 75 cent airplane glider from the gift shop, climb to the top, and let it fly. Then take it the amazing view
  • Sportschop
    SportschopMarch 5, 2011
    Walk up to the top of the column! It's worth the walk!
  • TravelOregon
    TravelOregonAugust 19, 2010
    The nice folks at the Cannery Pier Hotel highly recommend this landmark with 360 degree views of Astoria peninsula!
  • Commodore Hotel A.
    The view can't be beat- buy an airplane at the gift shop, climb the column stairs and let'er fly!
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