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Address: Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 275 8355

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I live near the Willamette Falls so it is a natural wonder that I often take for granted. The waterfall is located on the Willamette River in Oregon City. There is a viewing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've only twice climbed to the very top -- heck, a mile hike upwards past people with dogs, baby strollers, you name it, and you really can't see much when you get there. But as a place to take visitors, outstanding. Basically a must-see for any Columbia Gorge visitors.

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Enticed by all the history and development surrounding the region and the falls explained at the "End of the Oregon Trail" just the road, we had a little higher expectations for the falls as a more scenic landmark. While there were indeed large falls and the site was fascinating, it was hard to avoid the clashing factories and power plants... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live near the Willamette Falls so it is a natural wonder that I often take for granted. The waterfall is located on the Willamette River in Oregon City. There is a viewing area in Oregon City and another viewing area across the river just past the 10th Street Exit in West Linn (heading I-205 N). Willamette Falls is the... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This wonderful waterfall is partially obscured by the industrial installations all around it. It is a great part of Oregon history dating back to the Oregon Trail days. It is a spot for the annual eel harvest that is a community event in Oregon City. It looks like the local municipalities may make the falls more visible to the public.... More 

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Canandaigua
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

By visiting, you can see the past and present, and imagine what the future might bring to the area. What will strike you first is not the falls. It's the industrial feel of the site, from locks to paper mills (one closed and decrepit, the other decrepit), to run down power plant, to spillways, to debris boom, etc. It seems... More 

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oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not just the beauty but the history behind these falls are worth studying up on. Get a great view from the newly refurbished Oregon City / West Linn Bridge

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're in the area, its a must see. When the flood gates are open you can hear and see the water rumble over the falls, great view from the viewpoint and while your there, hit the Scottish Pub across the street. Its awesome.

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Seattle, Washington, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Walk along the bluff from the Oregon City Elevator to get a decent view, which is somewhat obscured by the mills, locks , and powerplant, all part of Oregon City's interesting history. You can also get a look at the falls as you cross the bridge between Oregon City and West Linn. Originally created by Coyote as a fishing trap... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

When they finally get rid of the old paper mill, this site will be amazing! It is a great, historic horseshoe falls that will be the gem in the new waterfront city center. Don't screw it up Oregon City! There is an excellent viewpoint just South on 99.

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Langley, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Such a beautiful area with a stunning view. The falls are so powerful and they really are worth seeing

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