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It's an odd structure, a stone octagon in "German art nouveau" style.
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40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725
+1 503-695-2230
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Reviewed today via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from seeing the waterfalls. Vista house is a beautiful historic building worth checking out. It’s a small building but with three levels is larger than you think. The parking lot fills up quickly but people don’t stay too...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 2 days ago

While driving from Portland to Mt Hood along the river, you can't help but see this observatory from the highway. I made it a point to stop here along the trip and was glad I did. Firstly it's practical as it has bathrooms and free...More

Thank James I
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a free place to stop to get a great view of the Columbia River Gorge. It's not far from Multnomah Falls. The volunteers inside were very helpful and gave us a map of several other waterfalls in the area: Latourell Falls and Bridal...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful gem perched atop the hill, can be seen from I-84, but requires a bit of a drive up the hill near Corbett. Well worth the drive. Grand views. Elegant interior of marble, marks an era of luxury travel. I was told it is...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 1 week ago

**I apologize if this is a repeat, I was certain I reviewed but TA says I only rated** So we parked free and were able to walk right up to the observation deck and soak in as much of the view as we could through...More

Thank Catie I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vista House is an interesting looking building surrounded by beautiful views. There's restrooms and a gift shop located downstairs from the entrance. It was hard to find a parking spot since it was very crowded when we went, and the lot isn't very big.

Thank Saluga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't really much to say... the building wasn't open when we were there, it was early in the morning. The views are great!

Thank Retiredlady46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vista House offers great vista over Columbia River. Really beautiful stop along the scenic drive. Finding a parking spot can be tricky.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so unexpected. We were on a scenic drive from Hood River towards Portland checking out Waterfalls along the way. We pulled in to a State Park for a break, and were walking. I just happened to look up towards the steep mountains and...More

Thank MandLCarey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Free stop, beautiful views, kind people, but parking is scarce and lots of visitors. You can see two other falls on the way down IF you do not want to wait for the Multnomah Falls shuttle. Ask gift shop for map on the Falls adventure...More

Thank angela w
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Response from TirelessWorker | Reviewed this property |
This is not a road to be afraid of. It curves gently as it elevates. Go slowly and enjoy the view.