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

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The Falls That Made History

Looked forward to seeing these famous falls for a number of years. These falls are tough to see well primarily because there is really no good viewpoint at their level. If you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

scant parking but never crowded. 2nd largest falls after Niagara Falls they say but Niagara is 100 times larger or more. But a lot of US history is at this place.

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Looked forward to seeing these famous falls for a number of years. These falls are tough to see well primarily because there is really no good viewpoint at their level. If you stay low, the best viewing spot is about 3/4 of the way up the Oregon City/West Linn bridge and we were thankful for the view. (BTW, the bridge... More 

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Felton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I guess I expected more. Looked more like rapids than a waterfall. But then they are at the start of a very ugly industrial area that kind of negates any real beauty they may have, especially if you are viewing from up above.

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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