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Address: 750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR
Phone Number: 541 574 3100
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the...
Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast.
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So beautiful and such fun

So much fun climbing up the stairs and being able to watch a storm roll in! The guide/actor did a great job informing us about the construction of the light house and what the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Stephanie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

So much fun climbing up the stairs and being able to watch a storm roll in! The guide/actor did a great job informing us about the construction of the light house and what the light keepers did. Will go back again. The restoration of the light house was beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Tallest lighthouse and the interpretative center has a lot to see and do...it hard to get good pictures of lighthouse because it's always foggy.... ocean view is not as it appears on post cards,internet images or flyer but I love lighthouses so I loved it after all

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I live within a couple miles...visit frequently, never disappointed! No matter what time of year or weather the area is nature at its best....showing off the sea birds, a raging storm or a sunset like no other. Hike the hill, catch an eagle getting lunch from the rocks, birds nesting. You can hike the to,the hill top, view the lighthouse... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had a great visit today. There was a considerable amount of low lying fog today that combined with it being a week day and there weren't many visitors when we were there. I didn't clb the lighthouse this visit as I have in the past. The lighthouse itself has a magnificent view however it's a steep tedious climb. The cove... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A guide had a zoom lens on a Peregrine Falcon nest! The displays were interesting and informative. Staff were fantastic. Lighthouse was very interesting. Imagining people living there gave me chills. Fabulous views! Will take all my visitors there!

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Scenic ocean views in every direction.Eventhough we didn't tour the lighthouse,you can arrange a tour and go inside. There are numerous walking trails that lead to amazing views of ocean waves meets rock/rocky formations. Don't miss the tide pooling .Many cool things to see.A docent and park rangers are happy to answer all of your questions.Many cool sea creatures to... More 

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Invermere, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We did a quick one week driving trip down from Newport to the California Redwoods. This was the one lighthouse area we stopped at. We fully enjoyed it - bring binoculars for the birds and seals. We bought the 5 day state park pass and found this a good deal - visited Shore Acres SP and the Dunes SP fee... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Thus light house is amazing It is fun to visit like most of the light houses on Oregon A little bit spend to just go look at but nice to see

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Sadly the lighthouse was closed so I went down to Cobble Beach. Lots of stairs, be prepared. Wear REAL shoes. DO NOT wear flip flops on Cobble Beach. It's a beautiful beach...but there is about an 87% chance that you could break your ankle while trying to walk! I got about 10 feet away from the bottom of the stairs.... More 

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Fife, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I visited the lighthouse on a rather windy rainy day..that didn't stop me from venturing out to the view platforms. It was spectacular! The birds ..so many of them... They were flying along the winds and circling back around so many that they looked like giant clouds.. So worth watching them enjoy themselves the views were stunning and this is... More 

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