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  • Address: 40700 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, Oregon, USA
  • Hours: Daily from 10 am to 4 pm. (Hours limited during winter months)

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Vista House Tours

Perhaps the most famous stop on the Historic Columbia River Highway, (and arguably its most scenic,) the iconic Vista House and rest stop was built as a tribute to early pioneers of Oregon lands. The observatory sits at the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, offering sweeping views from its windows. Many stop in from the road to take in the surrounding cliffs, river, and fresh air, or watch boat traffic pass by through a telescope. When the weather permits there is also an outdoor balcony offering even greater views.

Eight panels of the house’s interior tell the history behind Vista House’s construction and use, as well as the geology of the gorge. Much of its interior is covered in Alaskan marble, and its dome is made of beautiful copper. The stone, octagonal structure was built from 1916-1918 and is now listed as an Oregon State Park and on the National Register of Historic Places. The beloved building and setting is widely regarded to be one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest.

Practical Info

To reach Vista House, take exit 22 from I-84 toward Corbett. From the top of Corbett Hill, you’ll travel about three miles before you arrive. The house is open daily from mid-March through October, from 10 am to 4 pm. During the winter months Vista House is open weekends and holidays (depending on weather conditions.) It is about a 20 minute drive from Portland and is free to enter.

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Full Day Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland, Portland, null
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Full Day Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area features dozens of waterfalls along with stunning river views and hiking trails. On this 8-hour day trip from ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River, Portland, Full-day Tours
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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 105 Reviews

See the natural wonders that line the Historic Columbia River Highway on this day trip from Portland to Mt Hood. With a guide, you'll be whisked to some of ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls, Portland, Full-day Tours
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

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On this full-day tour, you’ll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland, Portland, City Tours
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Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 97 Reviews

This scenic tour from Portland takes you into Oregon’s stunning wilderness to view Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy panoramic views from ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour, Portland, Bus & ... 
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

See Portland’s best sights and the spectacular natural beauty of the nearby Columbia River Gorge with this combo tour. Use your 2-day hop-on hop-off ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Columbia River Gorge Tour and Portland Spirit Dinner Cruise, Portland, City Packages
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Columbia River Gorge Tour and Portland Spirit Dinner Cruise

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Your eight-hour tour begins by taking you from your hotel into the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area where you will see nature's beauty with gorgeous ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Half-Day Small-Group Columbia Gorge Experience, Portland, Dinner Cruises
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Half-Day Small-Group Columbia Gorge Experience

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Getting out into the beautiful surroundings of Portland is a must do if you have the time. Be whisked out of the city and head down the Columbia Gorge National ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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