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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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  • We visited the column on a pretty windy day - it was even better than I thought it would be. We stopped at the gift shop and bought a few balsa gliders for $1 each. Once we were at the top the and tos...  more »
  • This is an iconic land mark and one that should be visited, especially with kids. Parachuting GI Joes and wooden airplanes are encouraged! This is a little bit of a climb, but the views and the sheer ...  more »
  • We went here on the recommendation of the concierge desk at our resort. From afar it does not look like much, but upon closer inspection, the column is fascinating to observe. If you are up to a climb...  more »
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