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Beautifully Done!

This small area in Astoria is beautifully done and warrants a stop while in the area. It takes... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
syrahgirl
Pleaseant display of art recognizing Asian influence in Astoria

You see their words, the names, the history of the many people who helped found Astoria. Some of... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
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Reviewed yesterday

Learning about the anti-Chinese fervor that swept the northwest during the 1880-1940s was an eye-opener as this is not something addressed during any of my history classes growing up. The statues, plantings and stories shared make this a good stop for anyone.

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it is hot or not, I, as an adult would not subject myself to the Garden of Surging Waves. This is great for kids, esp. in hot weather. This feature does not "run" year round. Only in summer and warm weather situations.

Thank Hattie748
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This small area in Astoria is beautifully done and warrants a stop while in the area. It takes just a few minutes to view or you can spend more time relaxing and observing the fine details. This is a beautiful addition to Astoria with alot...More

Thank syrahgirl
Reviewed 3 December 2017

It's not good to seek out this spot with any preconceived notions. It's really just a tiny respite in a landlocked neighbor hood. If you have the time to sit in the cool of the day, it's a lovely little meditation site to relax.

3  Thank AsEyeSeizeIt
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

One might easily pass by this place directly across from City Hall in city center Astoria but it warrants a thoughtful walk through. In the most cleaver, artistic way the garden recounts the surging wave of immigrants - Chinese, Finnish, even Maine- who ventured to...More

2  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

You see their words, the names, the history of the many people who helped found Astoria. Some of the families are still in the area. It is a small park, contemplative. It is at ocean end of one of the public parking lots. The lot...More

Thank RubyDuo
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Happened to stop by during a lull in the rain. It is a great place for a stroll after a meal. Hope you get to see it.

Thank jkoregon
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Small corner area across from Astoria city hall dedicated to the Astoria contribution of the Chinese immigrants. A bit difficult to understand many of the nuances I think if you are not completely familiar with the Chinese culture but worthwhile just to think of the...More

Thank ECL
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stopped by this lovely park on a walk through downtown Astoria. Some of the signage is being replaced, but if you take the time to read all of the placards, you get a very good sense of the Chinese heritage in Astoria. There are benches...More

Thank jdjay
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Peaceful garden in the middle of town which recognizes the contributions of the Chinese immigrants to Astoria. Be sure to read all the inscriptions. The hand-carved dragon columns are breathtaking as is the mosaic of sturgeons on the floor of the pavilion.

Thank Robert C
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