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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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  • Make the time to check this column out! Exceptional artwork around the outside of the column. The steps are a good climb but most people can do them plus, the view is well worth it! We arrived first t...  more »
  • A visit to the Astoria Column is recommended, not so much for the Column itself but for the fantastic view. From this high point you have a wonderful view of the surrounding area around Astoria, the Columbia River and the Astoria-Megler Bridge. The top of the Column can only be reached via the spiral staircase with 164 steps, there is no elevator. Just do it and you will be rewarded with a wonderful view.
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