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Crown Point State Park
'Vista House'
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Located at Crown Point State Park. Open every day until 400 PM, except holidays. Free admission.

Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crown Point State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crown Point State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crown Point State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crown Point State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crown Point State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crown Point State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
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Crown Point State Park
'Crown Point State Park'
© 2009

Vista House was constructed as a rest area restroomsfor travelers along the old highway.

Crown Point State Park
'Vista House Interior'
© 2009

The interior of The Vista House is made of marble, even the restroom stalls

Millions of visitors driving from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge don't realize the full impact of its beauty until they come around the bend near Corbett at exit 22 and see the famous building on the top of the cliff to the right. This is Crown Point and the building is the Vista House.

Just as the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom, the Vista House serves as the symbol of the Columbia River Gorge. In fact, the architect of the Vista House -- Edgar Lazarus -- and Emma Lazarus (who wrote the poem of the Statue of Liberty), were brother and sister.

The Vista House was built in 1916 at the same time as Highway 30 (what is now the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, and the only way to reach Crown Point). The building was designed to be a place of refreshment and enjoyment of the Columbia Gorge. The popular clifftop viewpoint recently has undergone a $3.2 million restoration to repair and rejuvenate the building's key historic features.

The octagonal building with its copper dome houses a museum, gift shop and interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge (the building is open from March-October).
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