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Address: 620 NW Spring Street, Waldport, OR 97394
Phone Number: (541) 563-2002
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Little But Mighty

It looks small but it packs a lot of information in that small space. You can learn a lot about Oregon history and the beautiful C McCullough's bridges. The center has models... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Seal Rock, Oregon
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Seal Rock, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It looks small but it packs a lot of information in that small space. You can learn a lot about Oregon history and the beautiful C McCullough's bridges. The center has models, pictures, stories, etc. about the Oregon Coast. It is a hidden gem. Want to know how they navigated this area- this is the place to go. Great central... More 

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Springfield, OR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Free admission, with an optional donation, this center will be of interest to anyone interested in Western Oregon history. Under a long banner listing the timeline of our national history, with significant Oregon historical happenings thrown in, this center is well worth an hour of your time.You'll see plans, photos, models and stories about the various ways folks navigated the... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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438 reviews 438 reviews
245 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is another of architect Conde McCullough's beautiful bridges on highway 101 along the Oregon coast. Only the pylons, spires and some railing incorporated into the Alsea Bay Bridge north wayside remain from 1936 bridge. The informative information center is located at the south side of the bridge.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I asked the woman about the local Indians and she gave me lots of good information, especially her personal experience in growing up in the Waldport area. She had 3 helpful brochures and explained that Alsea Bay was named after the Alsi tribe who lived in the area. They are now a part of the Siletz Indian Reservation and have... More 

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Fresno, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is a very nice interpretive center. I learned about local tribes, transportation, and the building of bridges in Oregon. I only spent about 20 minutes reading through some of the history. I could have spent at least an hour, however, I was with friends and we were hungry!

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Larkspur, Colorado
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370 reviews 370 reviews
187 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lovely arches in this bridge off of the 101 near Waldport, Or. How I first noticed it was how it caught the light of the setting sun, so I was able to pull over just before crossing it and enjoy the design and grandeur of it. I think one reason I was attracted to it is I found out later... More 

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Small but very nice. Learn all about the bridges on the Oregon coast etc. Nice little film to sit and watch. Very much enjoyed this

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Tulsa OK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The bridges along the Oregon coast are interesting, and the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center reveals why. They are largely the work of one man. The exhibits are well done and the staff helpful. In the morning, you can walk outside andwatch the salmon fishermen.

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138 reviews 138 reviews
44 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped in Waldport, OR at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. The visitor center is located immediately to the right at the south end of the bridge when traveling south along the highway. We thought it would just be the typical maps, brochures, and other info about the local area. When we entered we were pleasantly surprised to find... More 

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Waldport, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The interpretive Center offers visitors informative brochures, interesting exhibits, and friendly assistants. A history exhibit includes photos, maps, narratives, and artifacts. A bridge exhibit includes a hands on bridge building activity. Harbor seal viewing is made easy with the provided viewing equipment. Ranger demonstrations allow young visitors to experience clamming and/or crabbing first hand. There is beach access from the... More 

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