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Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford, OR
541-756-0100
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses
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Port Orford, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Fabulous site on a bluff with an awesome view. Truly a treasure in the state of Oregon. Almost a religious experience to visit. Nicely restored old lighthouse.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It was closed, but we walked up to the lighthouse anyway. From the lighthouse you have a view in every direction. A nice little hike, and very windy and fun!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were on a mad dash to see all the lighthouses before dark and barely made this one! It was beautiful to see just after sunset, but I definitely recommend seeing it during the day, too. This is Oregon's only working lighthouse and got it's name from the 200' white cliffs that it sits on. It's a beautiful area and... More

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Cheshire, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We love to learn about the NW Lighthouses and, as expected, the volunteers did a great job of explaining things.

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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

On a day when most of the coast was being caressed by a gentle breeze, the winds at Cape Blanco were fierce, although we were told by the volunteers that it was nothing compared to how it usually is there! It was nonetheless a nice little stop, the tour is informative (and well-organized), and it truly gives one an appreciation... More

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Plan on wind when you get here. It is interesting to be at the westernmost spot in Oregon. We arrived on a day it was closed but the light house looked beautiful from the distance. This is a must see on the coast.

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Sandia Park, NM
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is really worth the side trip. It's a few miles off 101 but what a great lighthouse! The campground at Cape Blanco State Park is a nice secluded stop over as well. The sensation of being on the catwalk of the glassed in top of the lighthouse with the working light right at your elbow and the wind howling... More

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Temple, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was "way cool" to visit the westernmost place in the United States! The view was beautiful. It was really cold and windy--although it was a sunny day. The wind almost blew my iPad from my hands! This lighthouse is well worth the side trip!

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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 July 9, 2013

This lighthouse in located on the westernmost point of land in the US and the view is spectacular. The day we were there, wind was gusting at 45 knots and cold. It didn't diminish the view. History was interesting and we especially enjoyed 'Bob' in his lighthouse-keeper navy suit with all the correct emblems and stripes. HIs knowledge is remarkable.... More

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Binghamton, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The setting alone for the lighthouse makes this stop worthwhile. The docent was excellent and the climb to the light along with the view make this a five star stop. Be prepared for strong winds though.

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