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Address: 40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725
Phone Number:
+1 503-695-2230
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

It's an odd structure, a stone octagon in "German art nouveau"...

It's an odd structure, a stone octagon in "German art nouveau" style.

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Cool pit stop

The view is incredible and well worth the drive. The structure is beautiful and extremely inviting, our children had fun and also enjoyed the gift shop in the lowest level.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rob D
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is incredible and well worth the drive. The structure is beautiful and extremely inviting, our children had fun and also enjoyed the gift shop in the lowest level.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found the Vista House by accident on our way back to Portland. What a great stop and interesting history to read about at the house. Beautiful views and a nice gift shop. well worth the stop.

Thank biscotti2
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view at the lookout is most definitely worth stopping for! Get out, stretch your legs and enjoy.

Thank 08lj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vista house is the first stop on the Columbia gorge highway. Great views of the Columbia river and valley. The visitors center is great with very helpful volunteers. Nice gift shop and small cafe.

Thank haileythegolden
Halstead, Kansas
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451 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views were very nice, and the building is unbelievably elaborate. Good stop though. It's very busy and hard to park.

Thank beth ann k
Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place gives a wonderful view of the river. We went in August of 2012 and the weather was absolutely beautiful!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on a whim, but were glad we did. It is a cool building with just breathtaking views of the area. they have bathrooms and coffee and really sweet volunteers inside to give you travel tips and answer questions. We felt like we'd stepped back in time!

Thank pitterpat000
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a must see if you are in this area...this used to be what rest stops were like in the olden days. Lots of history here with displays and wonderful architecture to look at. Views are gorgeous. Lots to read about the history of the area and how Vista House came to be. For handicapped it might be a... More 

Thank DMTNHTravelers
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The drive up from the Columbia River was beautiful. The Vista House itself is round and breathtaking, just like the views. Unfortunately they were closed when we were there. Apparently it was a stopping place for weary travelers many years ago. Lots of tremendous photo opportunities!

Thank Linda T
Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a beautiful look out point, spot to stretch your legs a bit, and potty spot! Volunteers are super friendly and welcoming. --Sign the guest book-- This beautiful and historic spot is on the scenic route to getting to Multnomah Falls! Worth the extra time it takes. Not sure why some people are in such a rush to weave... More 

Thank KokoPowder

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