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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Highway 101, Newport, OR
541-265-5679
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very old and still working lighthouse. The views from here are so beautiful and there is hiking and a museum as well. You can also view the seals sunning themselves on the rocks offshore.

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Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I have seen her... Will you? Go when the weather is less than ideal.. That's not hard to do on the Oregon coast!

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Tigard, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Paved paths make this a great stop for anyone. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast. Tide pools, great sunsets on occasion. Take along a jacket it can be chilly.

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Bayside
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was closed while we were visiting, but we took photos around the outside. Great ocean and bay views.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It was a bit cold with the wind this time if year, but is adults loved the lighthouse and the view. The kids loved the tidepools below. We must have spent two hours on the beach and even then the kids (5&8) didn't want to leave. There was a small $7 fee for the vehicle, but it was well worth... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Its free so its worth a stop. Cute little house that has a light house on top. The other light house is more authentic. The staff was not very friendly

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Nashville
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, not to be confused with its younger and taller sister, Yaquina Head Lighthouse some 3.5 miles north, had a short life as a navigational beacon. It was first lit on November 23, 1871, and it was shut down just three years later on October 1, 1874 after the much taller Yaquina Head light was put into... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

positive - good staff presentation re: history negative - height requirement for children with no exceptions

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Medford, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Restored, historic, climb to the top of the spiral staircase. One of the best of a string of lighthouses on the Oregon coast.

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San Diego, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Thank heavens that the townspeople thought so much of this lighthouse to save it from destruction at the 11th hour. It is nicely restored and I was especially interested to learn that the bricks on the ground floor had served as ballast in the ship that carried the Fresnel lens. There is more to see from the high bluff of... More

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