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Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford, OR
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Port Orford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Cape Blanco Lighthouse is the most western lighthouse on the Oregon coast. Friendly and informed docent guides will take you to the top of the lighthouse. You will actually get to see the lens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Absolutely positively do not miss the 6 mile drive out to the lighthouse. It it located on a high bluff with 260 degree views. Magnificent. Two cautions - if foggy you cannot see anything - rainy is OK. Second a jacket is necessary as it is usually windy but do not let that stop you.

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Capistrano Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were at Cape Blanco on a beautiful late October day which was perfect for picture taking and viewing the lighthouse. We were informed that this is the only lighthouse in Oregon you can actually tour and the docent was great in his information about the lighthouse and the area. Originally commissioned by Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s and fully... More 

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Layton, Utah
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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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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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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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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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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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19 attraction reviews
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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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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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