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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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  • Is an attraction of Astoria, Uptown, on top of a hill, has this column, similar to a totem. View from afar. Has around several shops.
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  • Our family enjoyed the column and the park. Although the tower was crowded, we did climb to the top and hang out for about 10 minutes. The views from the parking lot were good as well. My wife went in...  more »
  • Neat little slice of history with a fantastic view! So glad we took advantage of the sunny day and headed up! Climbing to the top of the was a challenge but worth the views and a great excuse to indul...  more »

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Luxury hotels and historical inns offer scenic views over the Columbia River. To experience the surrounding countryside as Lewis and Clark did, consider camping at one of the campsites on the outskirts of town, or rent a cabin near the river's shores.
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