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Address: I-205 to exit 10, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 656 1619
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The Oregon City Elevator is a great experience.

The elevator is a landmark of Oregon City. Overlooking the town and right down the center of the Arch Bridge. The people running the elevator are always very friendly and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Oregon City, Oregon
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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The elevator is a landmark of Oregon City. Overlooking the town and right down the center of the Arch Bridge. The people running the elevator are always very friendly and the tunnel at the base leading to it has some awesome photos of the its construction and the old elevator it replaced.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Another free attraction. Free is always good. You have a great view of the city. Good for photographers.

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Weed, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We rode this elevator in Oregon City, it is free! It was built to take the people who lived up on the bluffs down to the city's main level and it still works great. There is an elevator operator who operates the elevator. The only drawbacks is the upper level area smelled like cigarette smoke and the lower level area... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Operator was very friendly and it saves me a walk and having to drive downtown where there is less parking.

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Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This elevator is an institution and a permanent landmark in Oregon City, a town steeped in pioneer history. And it's still FREE. It's not just for tourists and visitors, it's transportation. And staffed. Lots of fun too.

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

We always enjoy taking the grandkids up and down the elevator for a leisurely stroll along the promenade and an explore of downtown Oregon City. There are fun things to read and the view is worth the trip. The kids are always amazed the there is actually an attendant in the elevator -- not something you see all the time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Friendly elevator operator. Recommended that we walk the path to see the falls. Gave us a little history of the area.

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Oregon Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Riding this elevator as a tourist is just plain fun! There is an observation deck with a great view. On the deck, there are also some really cool . . . I'll call them 'photo-posters'(?). We had never seen anything like these. First you see an old photo of Oregon City in the 19th Century. Then if you move a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There are only four of these outdoor municipal elevators in the world. Nice history installation around the interior walls tells the story. Kinda neat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After we go to our favorite restaurant for breakfast (Ranee's) we walk to the elevator and ride to the top to enjoy a spectacular view of Oregon City, and across the river to West Linn. A must see!

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