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

The falls are mightier than they seem from current viewing sites-- but when we've kayaked up to them--wow! We also were able to paddle up into the locks, truly magnificent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not much to see this year since Oregon is having a draught. I imagine it would be better with more water flowing.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I pass these falls every day and I guess we don't think much about it.... When they get to tearing down the paper mills and do something GREAT with this area it will be a destination...the view is much more spectacular when viewed ON the river! No this is not Multnomah falls but it is a cool place

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Peekskill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was really slowed down by the summer drought and heat. Still beautiful and a Army Corps of Engineers marvel, but just wished it was fall.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Aptly renamed Disappointing Falls by another reviewer. I'm guessing this is because the river was so low from our dry spring and summer, but there weren't any falls that I could see. It looks more like some rocks jutting out in the middle of the river. The old industry buildings on the river seemed like an interesting piece of history... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The falls are mightier than they seem from current viewing sites-- but when we've kayaked up to them--wow! We also were able to paddle up into the locks, truly magnificent.

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Oregon
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place has wonderful history, you can see it all around, and learn more about it at the historic center or the public elevator in OC. Love visiting it when the water is high, and when the water is really low.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The development of a new walkway and viewing center will be installed where the industrialization of years gone by will bring in the visitors for a wonderful scene. Known as the second largest falls in.the United states by volume and displacement, this is breath taking now but wait till the construction is completed. Clackamas county, oregon city, state of oregon... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoy taking friends and family to see the falls, the second largest by volume in the US next to Niagara Falls. We can hardly wait (will we still be alive?!) until the old, unsightly mill buildings are removed and they do whatever they're going to do to make it more of a park-like setting. We only hope they re-paint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The plans to make the Willamette Falls a people attraction is great. They have 4 awesome goals that will ensure this project is done right. I can't wait.

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Welcome to the second most powerful waterfall in North America! Home of a historic former trading outpost founded in 1829 by the Hudson's Bay Company. This amazing waterfall is not as talked about due to lack of surrounding beauty, largely due to the heavy industry built up around it including an active hydroelectric facility and now-abandoned paper mill. However, I... More 

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