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“Don't leave the gorge without stopping here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vista House

Vista House
40700 Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, OR 97019
503 695 2230
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Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Corbett
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Owner description: It's an odd structure, a stone octagon in "German art nouveau" style.
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Don't leave the gorge without stopping here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is a must see destination for everyone to appreciate! It's right along the historic highway, you don't need a whole lot of time to be there to take it all in, but depending on when you go the parking might be a little congested. If you go, DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!!! You get a fantastic view of the Columbia River and the gorge walls. The Vista House is used quite often in movies and is fairly easy to identify. The movie "Short Circuit" had a scene with the characters looking out from the Vista House. If you're flying over it, you can usually see it from the plane because it's surrounded by a circle of lights. No matter how many times you go there, every time is still as stunning as the last. ENJOY!

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Berkeley, California
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149 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
“A million dollar view with a hundred dollar building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

The view is absolutely remarkable, but the physical structure - even after renovation - is a total disappointment.

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Sunshine Coast Australia
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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Great views, really helpful staff and interesting displays.

Visited October 2011
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Interesting History great view and free. Was a comfort station build in the early 1900's that cost over $100k to build

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Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth a stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We were traveling along the Columbia River Gorge with no real destination in mind. This was a great stop on our trip. The view from the Vista house are amazing. The building itself is interesting to look around. This is a short stop, don't plan on spending more than 15 -30 min here.

Visited July 2011
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