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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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  • Ended up in astoria on a cruise. Climbing the stairs up to the top is quite intense but sooooooooo worth it. Breathtaking views all around. You could stay and chill out, catch your breath and take the...  more »
  • I can't believe we waited so long to drive up to the column! It is a nice place to see the river and even glimpse of the ocean. The parking is 5.00 but is good for the season. The place is very well k...  more »
  • Astoria Column is worth the time, drive up the hill. It was overcast the day we were there, but still awesome view. It must be truly awesome on clear, sunny day! You can climb up a long spiral stairca...  more »

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