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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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  • If it is a clear day, don't miss going to the Astoria Column. The view is incredible! Be sure to get balsam wood airplanes in the gift shop before climbing the column so that you can fly them off...  more »
  • We were fortunate to have a perfectly clear day when we visited the column. The climb up was not too bad and the view was unbelievable. Even if you don't climb the column, it is worth seeing.  more »
  • I heard about this place and it didn’t disappoint! It was sunny and clear and you could see for a long way. You take a spiral staircase up 164 steps in a tight tunnel, which can be a little...  more »

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