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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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AMAZING VIEW

Although there was no tour & we couldn't get on the grounds of the lighthouse (they're closed all day Tuesdays), the scenery wasn't a disappointment!! Have never been more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Duluth, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although there was no tour & we couldn't get on the grounds of the lighthouse (they're closed all day Tuesdays), the scenery wasn't a disappointment!! Have never been more invigorated! The wind, the surf & view were exhilarating! My favorite of 5 days touring Crescent City CA until the Cape Blanco. WINDY! Family with small children be advised! The height... More 

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Thank Tami43018
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For me anyway. Historically significant lighthouse, spectacular coastline, no development as far as the eye can see. No fees. Free parking. Low density tourism. Heaven.

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Thank Jackbirdie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Honestly it was too cold and windy to stay and see the Lighthouse. There was a small store with items to buy and a little history about the lighthouse. Would like to visit again.

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Thank Michael- B
Hartsburg, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse itself was kind of meh not at all interesting but the view at the top was amazing, so they kind of cancel each other out. One way road on the way in/out so be aware, but there are turnouts. I would strongly recommend class a rvs not attempt this road.

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Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Dublin, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and we started a family tradition of visiting all the Lighthouses in the areas we travel to. We've seen a lot of them. Point Arena is our favorite followed by Big Sur. This one ranks about a 7 though. For us, its about the lens! This Lighthouse allows you to go up... More 

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought my in-laws here while there were here to visit us. This is always a must see and the Hughes house as well. Make sure to take tours of both! Just make sure to take your wind breaker.

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Thank sadrell83
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this lighthouse! It was a cold, windy, very foggy day, so we didn't get to see much. But for $2 each, you can go inside and a volunteer talks about its history, and takes you up a small, spiral staircase to the top. The lens is within inches (which you are not allowed to touch). My 16 year old... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lens in this lighthouse is one to see. It is a first order Fresnel (the biggest) STUNNING. Volunteer led this is a wonderfully informational stop. This is a MUST stop for lighthouse lovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit but be prepared to wait awhile to ascend, groups go up five at a time. Interesting to see construction technique, very well preserved.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing vintage beauty! I love lighthouses. This one does not disappoint. Be sure to stop below and visit the Hughes house. The history there is very interesting. One of the Hughes sons was a lighthouse keeper at the Cape Blanco lighthouse.

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