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Astoria Column, Astoria

4.6
Must see · Monument · Wildlife Area
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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  • Great views of the area. unfortunately due to Covid the column is closed and can not walk up to the top  more »
  • The view is great. Very large grassy areas to sit and enjoy your time. The column is closed for walking up to the top, so not a lot of things to see or read about around the column. But the column is....  more »

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