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Astoria Column, Astoria

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The 38 m (125 ft) Astoria Column was erected in 1926 as a tribute to the historic events that shaped Oregon and its surrounding states. Sgraffito (scratched) artwork winds around the column and focuses on three historic events: Captain Robert Gray's discovery of the Columbia River, the conclusion of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the arrival of the Tonquin ship. Climb the column's 164-step spiral staircase to take in the views of the Oregon Coast Range, Young's Bay, the Columbia River, and, on clear days, the Pacific Ocean. Those who can't manage the stairs can still enjoy impressive views from the column's base. Bring a picnic along to enjoy the on the lawn. Put Astoria Column on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Astoria trip generator.
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  • Well, what can I say, it is a tower. You can climb to the top and take in the scenery. A good view anyway. Recommended after lunch to digest.
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  • The views were spectacular, and the column is an amazing piece of art. Even if you can't climb to the top, a must see  more »
  • Just a head's up: It does cost a little (our recollection is in the $5-$8 range) to park in the lot and walk up the Astoria Column. There's a little gift shop in the lot where you pay and can buy tour...  more »