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Address: 40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725
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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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Beautiful View and Structure

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Vista House is ideally situated for beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge. Photo opportunities abound. Careful in February, though. The Gorge is a funnel that can pour a cold, wet, wind down toward Portland at high velocity. The day I was there the east wind was a steady 35mpg but gusting to 75mph. That can blow you off your... More 

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Boring, Oregon
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit. There is much to see inside and out. The views of the Columbia River Gorge are breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great views of Columbia River in multiple directions (including of WA state on the other side of the river). Small gift shop for tourists. Sunny days would be better than cloudy for best experience.

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Corbett, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great scenic views both east and west in the Columbia River Gorge. A small gift shop serves the many tourists who stop here on thier way to Multnomah Falls via the scenic highway. Great old architecture, lots of parking, no food or other services.

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Auburn, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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 27 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.

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