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Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford, OR
541-756-0100
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Port Orford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Layton, Utah
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped here on our Oregon coast tour. I would classify this as one of the nicest tours of a lighthouse. The gentleman that conducted the tour was extremely knowledgeable about the lighthouse and history, which made it all the more interesting. The tour guide wore a uniform from the early lighthouse period. There is a lighthouse store where you... More

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PA
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158 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were disappointed to find that the lighthouse is only open (10-3:30) and road is gated closed so you can't even drive up to few it up close. It appeared to be a great lighthouse. You need to be aware of your timing as well as a drive off Highway 101. There is a tour fee, too.

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Fremont, California
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1,499 reviews 1,499 reviews
954 attraction reviews
917 helpful votes 917 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were there on a spectacular warm and sunny days. Views of both the lighthouse and the panoramic views of the ocean were amazing. For $2.00 one can take a tour of the lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1870.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The lighthouse, built in 1870, is till in operation. For$2.00/person, you can tour all the way to the top. The volunteer tour guides were top notch.

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Dallas, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The tour is only $2 and pay attention to the times because they are strict. The lighthouse is beautiful and the view of the beaches below are amazing. We didn't take the tour because we decided to hike to the beach and walk a bit down the coast. That was an amazing walk. The seashore was covered in beautiful colored... More

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Truro, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We toured every lighthouse in Oregon and found this to be the best maintained, most photogenic, and staffed by very knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents/contributors. It is on a bluff in a beautifully maintained park setting. Its lens, unlike many lighthouses, remains intact and functional. It is also collocated with the interesting old Hughes House that is also open for tours.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stopped here with some friends on the way back from the Red woods. There is a lighthouse here that has tours and there are lots of shipwrecks right off the coast from the treacherous shoreline. You can also walk down to the beach for a beautiful stroll on the beach.

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Glide, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is something i think every family should do . The kids loved it and so did I . We did not take my husband because he was at work but we have it on our likst to do soon.

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jtbldb
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101 reviews 101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were lucky... We had beautiful weather to explore this wonderful place. The guides are terrific... Friendly and knowledgable . The view is stupendous. We had never seen those lens up close and they are mesmerizing ! Love this stop,

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New Lenox, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wanted to visit the western-most point of contiguous US, but so windy we couldn't open the car door. An awesome display of Nature, though. We'll have to return on a calmer day, if that ever happens.

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