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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. Discover how to plan a Astoria trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The view is worth the climb. Stop at the gift shop before ascending to purchase ($1) a balsa glider to sail off the tower. Tower is free, parking is $5 for an annual pass.  more »
  • Beautiful, the carvings tell a story worth reading, the climb up to the top is breath taking and well worth the hike up!  more »
  • Parking costs $5 otherwise it is free. You can go to top via a winding staircase. It provides great views of the area. There are also wooden airplanes you can throw off the top. There are generally so...  more »
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