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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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Excellent spot to view the Columbia River valley!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
Daniel S
Denver, Colorado, United States
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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.

Thank adventurewoman2011
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

Thank Rhonda C
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
Boyceville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Definitely recommend stopping here when driving the scenic by way. That is a really cool road to drive. Fun to go up to the top of the building. Cute little gift shop downstairs. They have a few snacks. Doesn't take long to stop and didn't cost anything.

Thank oxalia
Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

this is hands down one of the best 'vistas' in the country, maybe the world. easy to park and take pictures; a fantastic view of the gorge and one of the widest points on the columbia river.

Thank Steven J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This location has a great view of the Columbia a River valley. If you are taking the scenic byway stop here and take a few minutes to take it in. The building and architect are also interesting.

Thank Courtney M

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