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“Take A Break For The Views”

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Lynnwood, Washington
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364 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Take A Break For The Views”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

What a great little park that could also pose as a rest stop. The short walk past the restrooms and picnic area to the overlook area is worth the time. The look down to the Crooked River below is awesome. Most of the historic signs in the park explain the history of the 3 bridges you can see there. The railroad bridge you just look at, but the old highway bridge you can actually walk out on for more great views to the gorge below. The third bridge is the newest one used for daily car travel on Highway 97. Interesting history on all 3 bridges. Whether you need a break or not, this park is worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
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Columbia, Missouri
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671 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
“Good for birding stop”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

300 ft. canyon overlook gives excellent opportunity to see swifts, swallows and eagles. Eye-level views or looking down on birds. Parking area and grassy picnic area with a few trees increases variety possible. My visit was during high wind, so observations were limited, but the potential is very good.

Visited April 2013
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Redmond, Oregon
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125 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Incredible View”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We stopped here on our way back from the Maragas Winery in Culver Oregon. This is probably the greatest rest area and viewpoint that you can visit while on the High Desert. Keep a hold of your kids and dogs. It's a l-o-n-g way to the bottom.

Visited October 2012
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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286 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Worth the visit!”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We love this place! You will be amazed! The views are out of this world!

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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751 reviews
421 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 642 helpful votes
“Gorgeous gorge”
Reviewed 27 August 2011

Maybe one of the most spectacular views along the Crooked River is the gorge. You can enjoy this sight without walking far if you don’t want to. Drive north out of Redmond OR on hwy 97. The park is on your left right before you cross the gorge on the new highway. You can park by the park and then walk out on the old highway and look right down into this amazing fairly narrow gorge with its vertical walls – gorgeous indeed. You’ll also see the old railroad bridge.
If you feel like a walk you can get on the trail which leads you from the park along the rim for some more great views of the gorges. Mind kids and pets!

Visited October 2010
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