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Address: Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: +1 503-275-8355
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Kayak and Paddleboard tour of Willamette Falls
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A Pint Size Niagra With Lots Of Oregon History

Willamette Falls is a horse-shoe shaped falls located near the southern entrance to Oregon City. It is about 1,500 feet wide and 40 feet high. And goes way back in Oregon history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Willamette Falls is a horse-shoe shaped falls located near the southern entrance to Oregon City. It is about 1,500 feet wide and 40 feet high. And goes way back in Oregon history. Indians fished here. Lewis & Clark mentioned it. And Industry built up around it. You can view it from several viewpoints but you can't actually get right up... More 

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GIG HARBOR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting waterfalls in the PNW. This is an easy to find waterfall-just take the elevator to the top and walk about 1/2 a mile. You can only see the top of the waterfall-there is no view point to see the falls "face to face". But still very cool!

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beautiful place to visit at any time of the year! It changes all the time. We stop often and love to just stand and watch the falls.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Started out later than we could have- but still got to see the magnificent falls up the historic highway. Lots of great look out spots and generally easy parking. It was great to be able to jump on the freeway after dark and take it back to Portland, instead of winding through the 2 lane highway.

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Molalla, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This is where it all started for a lot of Oregonian families. this is where my great grandfather and a lot of other good people worked in the mills on the river. where generations of Native Americans worked and lived. There is an amazing amount of history that can be learned here. For years ships went through the locks with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you're' in the neighborhood, pull over and have a look. Although the falls aren't quite the record height as hyped on the placards (Google it...), they are still worth a look. You park across the street and walk through a tunnel under the highway to access them. You can stand at the base for a fantastic view or climb... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We heard that this was the #1 tourist stop in Oregon...not sure if that is true, but I can tell you that we loved it. Even stayed for lunch in the restaurant. Beautiful place, but it is VERY crowded. You might want to go early or late to avoid the congestion and get a decent parking spot.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Can see from the highway but pullover get out.can walk up to the center of the falls where there is a bridge you can cross and experience the falls spraying on you hundreds of feet off the ground.then have soft serve ice cream when you come back down.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I just took my parents to see the falls and it was blocked by trees. There was one small spot to view it and everyone was trying to get there and take a picture. If the're going to mark it as a viewing area they need to trim the trees! Very disappointing, to drive 25 mins one way to see... More 

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Mulino, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Few people know that Willamette Falls is the second largest falls in the US. Oregon City and West Linn are really missing a great opportunity for tourism. The falls are pretty, but surrounded by industrial ugliness of our past. To see paintings of how it was before industry tried to harness it, was magic. I think Oregon City is finally... More 

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