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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What a great view! Weather you climb the tower or not the view is spectacular! 164 steps in a circle will get you an even better picture!! more »
Astoria Column is a lovely sight to see in Astoria, Oregon. Walk to the top of Astoria Column to see the best views of the Columbia River, Astoria Megler Bridge, and the rest of the surrounding... more »
Column is closed so didn't get to ascend.
We stumbled across this landmark. SPECTACULAR! We paid $5 for the park entrance fee (which is good all year) and entered a special place. The views were magnificent. I would love to go back.
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