Thursday, April 25, 2013

Astoria Column - #22 in the 101 Things to do on the Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast Day Trips from Sandlake Country Inn
Astoria Column

Astoria Column - Oregon Coast Activity #22 of the 101 Things to do on the Oregon Coast

Astoria Column Day trip from Sandlake Country Inn
Panoramic views from the top of the column

Oregon Coast Activity # 22 of 101 Oregon Coast Activities:

This Oregon coast activity was built in 1926. The Astoria Column is a unique work of art that was built with financing by the Great Northern Railway and Vincent Astor, the great-grandson of John Jacob Astor, in commemoration of the city's role in the family's business history.

The 125-foot tall column stands atop 600-foot Coxcomb Hill and includes an interior spiral staircase that leads to an observation deck at the top.The column has 14 25-foot long scenes commemorating important historic moments in the Northwest. The view from the top offers panoramic scenes of the Pacific Ocean, Oregon and Washington coasts, the Columbia River and the city of Astoria.

The park is open from dawn to dusk. There is a $1 parking fee. For more information call 503-325-2963 or visit the website at

Diane Emineth,
Sandlake Country Inn
From our blog series "101 Things To Do On The Oregon Coast".
Day trips from Sandlake Country Inn

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