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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

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Address: Highway 101, Newport, OR
Phone Number: 541-265-5679
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Description: Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that...
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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Nice Walk to Lighthouse, no crowds

I liked this lighthouse because there were not so many tourist. You could browse without the crowds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I liked this lighthouse because there were not so many tourist. You could browse without the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is awesome to see what people can do to preserve history. This free attraction is run by volunteers and only asks for a donation. It was interesting to learn the history and see this small lighthouse.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The 45min tour was fabulous! Our guide Ranger Carl really got into his role as the light keeper. He made the tour super interesting. The interpretive center is a must visit as well. It was a very planned exhibit. It was extremely foggy and we couldn't see much. There were other days when you couldn't see the light house at... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This was fun. It was free (they ask for a donation). The grounds are beautiful and we watched a very interesting short movie in the basement.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

A nice self-guided tour through this historic, but little used Light House. Well worth the 20 to 30 minuets spent.

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Mount Angel, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is Newport's smaller lighthouse (the one actually shaped like a house), and there is a bit less to see here than at the more famous lighthouse at Yaquina Head. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is located in a small state park on a hill with excellent views of Yaquina Bay Bridge and the seaward shipping channel, interesting interpretive stations that explain... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice hike up to lighthouse. Was given a "tour" of the lighthouse, but were disappointed to learn that we couldn't go up into the lighthouse. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I spent hours wandering up and down the bay front, shopping, eating and watching the sea lions. Try the marine discovery tour if the weather is nice

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Thanks to many years of volunteer work, this place is a delight and a great place to understand the lighthouse keeper's lifestyle. You get to tour the building, but not the top of the lighthouse. Bring a picnic and camera, for the lighthouse is in a nice park and has a commanding view of the Yaquina harbor.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I am a lighthouse aficionado and I rarely pass one up. Were you not as keen, you should nonetheless not miss this one. The keeper' s house is a gem and the volunteers who maintain the site have done an excellent job. This lighthouse was only in use for three years, but a rich history of the Lighthouse Service, the... More 

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