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Address: 40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725
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+1 503-695-2230
09:00 - 18:00
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Vista House offers spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge

Vista House is a MUST SEE for anyone who travels along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Take the drive on the historic scenic highway and see multiple water falls, beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Nita D
Auburn, United States
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Auburn, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vista House is a MUST SEE for anyone who travels along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Take the drive on the historic scenic highway and see multiple water falls, beautiful sites, and panoramic views of the Columbia River Gorge. The pinnacle at the top of the highway is the fabulous Vista House. I recommend timing your visit so you... More 

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving up to this place is impressive and finding out how old it is makes it more impressive. The wind was really whipping through here when we visiting and the upper deck was closed. There is a museum and pics from the past in the lower level and it's nice to see that this place has been kept up. FYI... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I visited there in November. It was a chilly day and the cold breeze on the hill was making it feel like Antarctica. Although I couldn't stand more than 10 minutes out of the car, the scenery was fabulous. You can enjoy the amazing view of the Colombia gorge and the beautiful valley. Please bring warm clothing with you.

Thank Younes J
Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Interesting architecture and history of how this scenic highway came about. Stop at the historic marker before you get to the Vista House for the story. Good folks manning the visitors desk and a lot of good views. We were there in the off-season so I would imagine traffic may be a little bad in the summer.

Thank Daniel S
Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Vista House sits in the middle of Crown Point. The highway wraps around the building. Has history boards and items inside. Check first for open hours.

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los angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Be very careful about the winds and weather as this is a cliff drive. The day we visited the winds were almost 50 mph and we could barely get out of the car.

Thank amanda42
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Our first stop driving the Columbia River highway. Offers excellent views up and down the river. There is a building that is open. The day we stopped the road was closed to continue on without any detour signs. We had to backtrack to go around and get back on the scenic highway. Worth a stop. Hope this helps.

Thank Howard P
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Beautiful place to visit, stretch the legs, take some pictures, and take in some gorgeous views. This is an observatory and a memorial to Oregon explorers. Nice restrooms, too! It's right on the Historic Columbia River Highway, so when/if you need to stop, this is a perfect place. The architecture of the building itself is amazing.

new orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a "must stop". The view from the top is truly great. And it is right on the road. Don't forget your camera and binoculars. :)

Thank rwhubert
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning views from high above. Can be cold and windy so watch the weather. Great vistas and pictures from the roof. Worth the views.

Thank Aaron F

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