Astoria, Oregon Attractions
Climb the 164 steps of the spiral staircase to the top of the Astoria Column for incredible views of the city and the mouth of the Columbia River. Perched atop 600-foot-tall Coxcomb Hill, the column rises another 125 feet into the air with a platform at 110 feet.
Built in 1926, Astoria Column commemorates the early history of Astoria. The exterior features fourteen sgraffito murals by artist Attilio Pusterla which tell the story of Astoria from the discovery of the mouth of the Columbia by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, to the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark that arrived in 1805, the railroad connection in 1898.