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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

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Address: 750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365-1347
Phone Number: 541-265-5679
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Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that was...

Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that was built with the light-keeper's quarters in the same building.

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Yaquina bay lighthouse

You can go up the light house, liked the way they had the rooms decorated.it has a great view from upstairs i made a few great pics.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Birgit J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can go up the light house, liked the way they had the rooms decorated.it has a great view from upstairs i made a few great pics.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a beautiful, clear morning at the lighthouse... The view was gorgeous.. We saw migrating whales.. Lovely place to spend a morning just enjoying the scenery..

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Note this is NOT the new Yaquina Head Lighthouse but the older one nearer Newport. This is a historic building staffed by volunteers and is beautifully preserved above the town. The living conditions of the family can easily be imagined from the house contents and even the gardens are well laid out. The light tower was not open on our... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the old bedrooms and the 3D hair flower display. Unfortunately you're not able to go into the tower. Luckily, they have an additional fresnel lens you can check out. The volunteers are very friendly and got our kids signed up to be JR Rangers. They earn a pin for naming a "secret" (I think it should be... More 

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Phoenix area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stop at the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. No time for the tour, but enjoyed walking around lighthouse and views of ocean For some reason, we ran into a fly infestation, so cut our visit short Yes, I will return

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North Salt Lake, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved being able to climb the stairs and see the lense and light. Reserved a time through recreation.gov. Tour capacity is about 15 people and was informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well displayed and the tour of the lighthouse with the "keeper" was great. Keep in mind that lighthouse has about 114 steps so plan accordingly. Also, you cannot carry a small child while maneuvering the stairs We saw several whales which was an added bonus. Bring a light jacket.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much here unless you just like to photograph lighthouses, which I do. But great vantage point nearby for photographing the Newport bridge.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history in the neat light house built in the 1800's but only used for 3 years. There is also a monument honouring fishermen lost at sea.

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Barstow, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lighthouse was only used for a very short time. Your self-directed tour lets you see the rooms that the keepers family lived in. You get a little history of this lighthouse as well, outside is a school-based community gardens.

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