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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 light house

Thus is a nice light house to visit Nice park around it To bad it is all closed up and you cannot go inside

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Thus is a nice light house to visit Nice park around it To bad it is all closed up and you cannot go inside

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Kennewick Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Even in winter, the museum at the lighthouse is open. Wonderful displays and interactive actives. There is even a nice area for viewing the video clips. The staff was very nice and informative. You can tell they like their jobs. The gift shops was not bad. The tide pools area has a very long incline down to the pools. If... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

we arrived in the afternoon just in time to take pictures of the scenery in the golden gleam. The waves and the rockscape made a fantastic picture of symphony of the sea.

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Star, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice location and good view of the area. Built in 1871 and was replaced three years later by the brighter Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. If you appreciate lighthouses and their places in maritime history and how tthey aid in the preservation of this history you will enjoy this lighthouse.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

it was great to see what the early light house tenders had to do and how their family lived. this restoration was very well done

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very pretty, lots of views to see the coast! Would love to go back and take the tour! Next trip! Easy for my husband to get around because of a broken foot.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved the center and tidepools! Was very educational felt honored to have the opportunity to had a tour of inside the lighthouse, found out it was one of two still working lighthouse that is still used for the mariners. Just amazing!

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

went to the pools at low tide - ranger there was very helpful to tell us where to see best sea life The exhibits at the visitor center are very well done and again helpful people there to explain things

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very beautiful area to hang out, picnic or just watch for whales, as you watch the boats going in and out. Didn't make it to the beach from there as it looked like a little hike, and we weren't up to it that day. I would definitely go back again, and tell friends.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The lighthouse itself wasn't open for visitors when we were there, but the surrounding area has nice views of the bay and bridge. There was also a memorial for the sailors who have lost their lives in the Pacific- letters, pictures, mementos- very moving....

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