The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is a 130-foot (40 m) elevator which connects two neighborhoods in Oregon City in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the only outdoor municipal elevator in the U.S. and one of only four in the world. The upper portion contains an observation deck which accounts for its flying saucer appearance.Planning Oregon City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
There have been two elevators at this location. The current elevator was built in 1954–55, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
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This is a cool place to visit. Lots of history here. Also you can park either at the top or the bottom, and explore the historic upper part or the historic downtown part at the bottom. It doesn't..... more »
Love the changing pictures in the waiting area on top. Attendant in the elevator is always friendly. Very convenient parking on the streets around the elevator. Makes easy access to the events... more »
Very interesting place, I never expect elevator in city of Oregon. I come here for Willamette falls, the old Indian tribe’s fishing ground. There is an elevator attendant to take you up and down, walking along upper trail you can see the old Oregon city. Beautiful city view from elevator.
A quirky and interesting local attraction. There is a trail the follows the edge of a cliff to the South West from the top of the elevator. There are fantastic views of the river and the "industrial ruins" of the old paper factory
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