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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Highway 101, Newport, OR
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that was built with the light-keeper's quarters in the same building.
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Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great place to stop and stretch the legs after being in the car for a few hours. The tour is really interesting. This was my first tour of a lighthouse and it was a really cool way to learn a little about the history of the Oregon coast.

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Gresham, OR
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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful view if the weather cooperates. Great hiking trails which are beautifully maintained. Can get a bit windy depending on the day. National Parks Pass is an outstanding deal!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour of the Yaquina Bay lighthouse family home. Although this lighthouse was only used for a few years in the 1860's, it has an interesting history. There was a volunteer present who was able to answer all our questions.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great views and beautiful scenery. It is worth the very short drive to see this lovely old lighthouse.

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Anderson, south carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse was not open at the time, but the views from the area were great! Definitely worth a stop to see.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love this little Lighthouse, I want to go back and live in it. It was a highlight of our Oregon trip for me...for some reason my heart connected to it. So sad that it sat empty and unappreciated for so long. Hats off to whoever got the restoration started...great job!

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Salem, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place has a creepy haunted type of feel to it and I love it. I just have to say that I toured the lighthouse and it has a creepy haunted vibe to it and I felt like there was something in there, and walking up the stairs was really cool in the lighthouse. There's a gift shop in the... More

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Nanjing County, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The lighthouse on the way to the sea lions hole, just overlook, the white lighthouse set in the seaside, exceptionally clear, around surrounded by trees,Overlook the lighthouse, a sense of loneliness keeper

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Roseburg, OR
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been touring all the lighthouses on the Oregon coast this summer, and came across this little gem rather by accident. We were looking for it's 'sister' in Newport, the Yaquina Point Lighthouse, but saw the sign for the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, so stopped to take a look. This lighthouse is now an historic exhibit, but at one time... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

People said that we might see a whale and we didn't believe them, but we did, in fact, see one swimming very close to the rocks next to the lighthouse. It was there for quite awhile. The area is beautiful and the tidal pools are interesting. You need to wear sturdy shoes to walk over the large pebbles on the... More

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