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Astoria Column, Astoria

Categories: Monuments, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were there when a really ferocious 100-year storm was coming the next day so it was a cloudy, misty rainy day on Oct, 12. The spiral staircase leading up to the top can be a bit daunting (it was my...  read more »
  • During our visit in September 2016, the column was mountable and you could enjoy a very impressive views. We enjoyed also the ride up the mountain on which the column was erected. He passes through interesting neighborhoods and shows the beauty of the place. Historical scenes whose beauty I have but no longer remember, whose contents are mapped on the outer side of the column. After breakfast, this pillar is certainly worth a trip.
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  • High up on a hill, with very good views of the surrounding area is this column which is fairly unique in its own right. Just reading (seeing) the murals is worth the visit, but if you're able, do clim...  read more »
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