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Cape Blanco Lighthouse

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Address: Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford, OR
Phone Number: 541-756-0100
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A fast stop during a cold, blustery day left little time to visit the lighthouse but produced some very nice pictures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Tivy Valley, CA
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Tivy Valley, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A fast stop during a cold, blustery day left little time to visit the lighthouse but produced some very nice pictures.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Cape Blanco lighthouse is well maintained and beautiful. It is surrounded by scenery that is striking and beautiful. This is one of the most picturesque lighthouses along the Oregon Coast.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My first light house experience. Gorgeous views, friendly and informative tour guides. Very impressive and well worth the climb and the time. My knees are not happy with stairs, but there were just 62. Hardly a strain at all!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I did not get to take the tour because they did not have enough volunteers show up the day I was there but we could walk up to it and if you've been to some of the other lighthouses in the area it looks about the same and aren't all lighthouses beautiful with there great history. The gift shop was... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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75 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Lighthouse and surrounding park are very attractive. We were there on a windy day and it was hard to stand upright at times. But the views are spectacular and the ocean scenery is compelling. The area, like almost all of rural Oregon, has dreadful signage and it is easy to get confused by the trails. Maps are unreliable and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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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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tchrs
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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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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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PA
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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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