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“An incredible drive”

Columbia River Highway
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Troutdale
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
Reviewed August 29, 2017

This is such a wonderful day trip. The highway has a rich history and it is definitely worth the time. Some waterfalls can be seen from the street and don't even require a hike. Roads are narrow at times so be careful . Restrooms located at the vista house.

Thank Yodatravel
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Great day trip with lots to see and enjoy. The old and historic Columbia Highway offers some of the most breath taking sights around. Stop and enjoy magficient waterfalls, grand vistas overlooking the Columbia River and enjoy the nearby restaurants.

Thank larrym0527
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

I've lived in Oregon since 1974 and it's always worthwhile stop at the aptly named Vista House at Crown Point. It's accessible whether you are traveling east or west on I-84 on the old Columbia Hwy. It can be slow going to reach especially on weekends as traffic can be heavy . Parking can be a challenge at times and if you do not wish to stop there is a traffic loop around the Vista House. The views are great from the Vista House and one can appreciate the beauty of the Columbia Gorge. It can be very windy at times. Inside the Vista House are interesting plaques and pictures with some of the history of the area. Also the architecture of the building is interesting. There is a small gift shop there as well. Along the highway I would recommend stopping at Multnomah Falls as well.

Thank josephm997
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Get off the highway and take the old road. The views and vistas are awesome.
Stop at the smaller waterfalls where traffic and parking are less a problem but just as lovely.

Thank Bernie G
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Stay off of the interstate and enjoy the slow pace and take in the breathtaking scenery. Little towns, lovely views and a stop at The Vista House! I wish we had more time to explore it in the eastward direction!

Thank KimM5870
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