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“Great Views But Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, Just a Short, Short Hop Away is Even Better”

Crown Point State Park
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Full Day Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Corbett
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Owner description: A lofty spot reachable by car along the canyon.
Champlin Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Views But Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, Just a Short, Short Hop Away is Even Better”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

On scenic 30 from Troutdale, you first pass by the Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint. Pull over, it's just a pull over with parking and several viewing points, but the view looking away from the direction of Portland down the gorge is much better here than from Crown Point. However, the drawback is that you cannot see well back to Portland---it's mainly a one directional view but it is more spectacular here and with many fewer obstructions, noise, people, etc.

Visited July 2013
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Beautiful view point at the Vista House”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We were driving the Historic Columbia River Highway which is beautiful in it's self, and stopped to take in the view of the River Gorge from the Vista House at Crown Point State Park. The views are lovely, and the house is an added little attraction with an upper level for more viewing and there is a gift shop in the basement. The mail level has an information desk.

Visited July 2013
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Esbjerg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Beautiful views and great drive along the gorge”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We were so happy that we decided to get off the big main road and drive on the smaller and more scenic route (E Historic Columbia River Highway) - which also took us to this viewpoint.

Visited March 2013
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“The view is everything”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

It was very hot and crowded, but the views are amazing. We had traveled the "wrong way" down Route 30, starting at Hood River, so did not need the travel info. We lingered near the info. desk but neither of the staff asked if they could help. That is the first time in ten days we found Oregonians to be less than helpful. Took a few pictures and left quickly.

Visited June 2013
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Canby, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I could see for miles and miless”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This site is amazing and a must for those who love scenic views. It's windy because it is up on a cliff, but that's part of what makes it exciting. If you have a couple of quarters, you can pop them into the viewing binoculars they have stationed around the point. This allows you to see even more details of the magnificent gorge.
Crown Point is the home of the Vista House, which is a small museum-like visitors center with a gift shop. Unfortunately, we showed up after hours and were unable to go in.

Visited June 2013
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