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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Highway 101, Newport, OR
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Ranked #3 of 19 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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Omaha, NE
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The location for the park is beautiful. We were disappoined with the lighthouse, however. There is a drive around and through the park that comes out into the Taft area.

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North Fork, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the interpretive center just in time to hear the announcement of 3 cancellations for the next tour which was an hour away. Call ahead & make tour reservations. That gave us just enough time to work our way through the center's displays & watch the short & interesting video. Expect to spend 45 mins. to an hour... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Quick and easy stop when in your in the Newport area - a very scenic lighthouse with some really amazing views. Probably our favorite lighthouse on the Oregon coast.

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Petersburg, Alaska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

It is small and won't take very long to go through. Many of the rooms are furnished and decorated as it might have been during the short time the lighthouse was operational and when a large family lived here. There is a gift shop and video room in the basement area. As part of a visit to the Newport area,... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Some how I expected to be able to actually climb to the top of the light house. It was not going to happen. Toured the museum and kind of interesting but not worth the trip.

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So Ponte Vedra Bch
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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very awesome views and very informative. Plenty of parking and a gift shop to browse. A nice side trip if the weather cooperates. Also there is a fee to enter and it is free for military to make sure to show your ID.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

gorgeous view - ample parking - easy in and out - very little traffic - only fee is to enter the light house - I always take my guests here.

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Brooks, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Given that the wind was howling out of the north the review may lack for details and if it was a better day I would have rated it higher. First suggestion is pick a calm day or at least one that does not require winter coats and hats. We stopped at the tidal pools that we learned are filled with... More

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Vancouver, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can tell from reading earlier reviews that there is confusion over which is which. This is the Yaquina Bay lighthouse located near the bridge right in Newport, the Yaquina Head lighthouse is located a few miles up 101, north of Newport. Both are very interesting, but this one has parking very close to the lighthouse and no tidal pools.... More

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Santa Fe
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is one of the smaller lighthouses along the coast. It was a must see for our journey. Unlike some of the other lighthouses, this one did not have particularly stunning views and was not surrounded by wildlife. The workers and volunteers were all very kind and helpful.

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