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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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  • or not but the view is spectacular from the base of the column and even better from the top. The view is unmatched and worth the drive. the column depiction of the Lewis and Clarke expedition surround...  more »
  • This Roman column sits on top of Astoria, Oregon's highest hill in a 40-acre park overlooking the Columbia River delta. Yes, you can climb a spiral staircase 164 steps to the top 125 feet off the grou...  more »
  • Our grown children and the adults in our group loved climbing the column and flying the balsam planes purchased in the gift shop to see whose flew farthest. Gorgeous views of the Columbia River, even ...  more »