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“The falls were not even noticeable-disappointed”
Review of Willamette Falls

Willamette Falls
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Kayak and Paddleboard tour of Willamette Falls
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Oregon City
Certificate of Excellence
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Woodland, California
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The falls were not even noticeable-disappointed”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We headed to see a beautiful waterfall and were disappointed. Don't waste your time, go elsewhere. The falls didn't have enough water.

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Denver, Colorado
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115 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Explore Oregon City riverside gems”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Enjoy views of Willamette Falls from 99E viewpoints in old Oregon City environs. The Falls is in the midst of an historical panorama of the old hydroelectric power structures. But in the river, seals or river otters (bystanders debated what they were seeing), cavort and dive for fish. The free Municipal Elevator is not to be missed and there is reportedly a ghost story of a small boy that appears to some. Elevator Street is reportedly the only vertical street as well as only outdoor elevator of this kind in the U.S., serving the needs of a split-level city. Below is a quaint town with building murals and fun walkability, while the upper level has the river promenade and many historic houses along with beautiful flowers and gardens along the walk.

Visited May 2014
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Oregon City
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth Seeing”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nothing in the way of interaction, exploration, or interpretation ... all you can do is pull over and observe. The old Blue Heron Paper Mill and the locks have changed the historical appearance of these falls and to some might be quite unattractive. Nevertheless, the Oregon Falls (not cascading, like those in the Gorge, but more like Niagara Falls, if smaller) played a significant role in Oregon history and are in and of themselves pretty spectacular to see. Don't miss them!

Visited March 2014
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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“So beautiful!”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

We did the end of season Jet boat ride up to the falls, an it was breathtaking! I love going down there all the time now

Visited August 2013
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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very powerful waterfall it is worth seeing!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

The force and power that this waterfall exhibits is definitely a force to be reckoned with. This waterfall was the main food provider for the Indians who were first here and then the settlers who built there linen and then paper mill on the waterfall. It was very scenic and I enjoyed seeing it!

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