The Vista House is more than just a really ritzy rest stop, but not by much. The gorgeous building is topped only by the incredible views, and you could kill a bit of time here if you bring snacks, visit the gift shop, and read all of the plaques. You'd be missing out on an essential Columbia River Gorge experience if you don't stop by, even just for a bathroom break and some photos.
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“The “Crown Jewel” of Oregon Parks”
The Vista House was built in 1917 on one of the most beautiful scenic points on the Historic Columbia River Highway. It was constructed to provide travelers a place to rest and refresh themselves as they made their way down the magnificent Columbia River Gorge.
We were staying in Portland near the airport. I had mapped out a day-trip loop heading along the Columbia River Gorge and then south to Mt. Hood. As the first leg of the trip, we were heading to... Read more
One of the must see view stops along the Columbia Gorge. You can park and take pics and go on your way. If you wish to continue the drive along WATERFALL CORRIDOR, make sure you buy the timed... Read more
If you're in Portland or visiting, this is a lovely viewpoint to check out. My friends and I were on the way to Multnomah Falls so I decided to add this too since it was on the way. We came on a... Read more
Vista House At Crown Point
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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