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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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  • Be on the lookout for deers you make your way through the private neighborhoods with old historic homes on your way up to the Astoria column. It's a $5 admission fee for a full car load. If you're... 
    Be on the lookout for deers you make your way through the private neighborhoods with old historic homes on your way up to the Astoria column. It's a $5 admission fee for a full car load. If you're...  more »
  • Very interesting and historical view point, the column is beautiful and it has a spiral staircase that has about 165 steps to go to the top we’re you have a great view of the Columbia River, if you.....  more
    Very interesting and historical view point, the column is beautiful and it has a spiral staircase that has about 165 steps to go to the top we’re you have a great view of the Columbia River, if you.....  more »
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  • Sweet little hilltop park overlooking Astoria, OR, the Astoria Bridge and the Columbia River. Not for the faint of heart, you can climb up to the top of the column ....it's feels taller than it looks. Spectacular views! Don't forget to bring your glider airplane purchased from the nearby gift shop and give it flight from the top. Very much recommended a visit here.
  • Pretty cool. The view is amazing. On a clear day it would be even better. The tower has a spiral staircase going up to the top. The platform is definitely smaller than it looks from the ground. It's super cool. And a year pass for parking was only 5 dollars. Check it out you won't regret it

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