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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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Westernmost point in the continental United States

As we explored the southern Oregon Coast in September we visited the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. The volunteers that manned the lighthouse were very knowledgeable about the history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
JOregon_11
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Hood River, Oregon, USA
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Hood River, Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we explored the southern Oregon Coast in September we visited the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. The volunteers that manned the lighthouse were very knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse and were a wealth of information. Admission is free with a National Parks Pass and $2 without it. The climb to the top/lens was steep with a ladder near the... More 

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our tour of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. We learned about the lens used in the lighthouses along the coast and that each lighthouse has a distinct blinking pattern. When we got to the top, I remembered that I don't do heights well.The view out to the ocean was beautiful. I certainly didn't look straight down!

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks volunteers for your nice tour of the lighthouse. It was just technical enough to under stand with out a degree in physics....😁.... Enjoyed by all... Oh yea a great view too

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is but one of many lighthouses on the Oregon coast, each unique in its own way. This one happens to be at the western most point of the lower 48. Was very windy and cold the day we were here. So, dress accordingly and hand onto your hats. Tour of the lighthouse is a very inexpensive $2.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived just before the fog rolled in and caught a few photos before there was just white! The attraction is the tour of the lighthouse which is free with a national parks pass or $2 a person without. The tour includes history regarding the lighthouse keepers in the 1800s, the work they had to do to maintain the lighthouse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lighthouse hosts here for August. It was a great experience. We met people from many countries. Most days were foggy and windy.

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Thank Rhonda T
Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tour. The guides were very knowable and had answers to all our questions. The lighthouse is gorgeous and so well cared for. Truly a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like blanco for the trails nearby that are level 1 accept the Hughes house decent is about a three for a short distance. You can do these even in the wind because they are protected good. The view is great when no fog,it can be foggy there and no place else close by.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't much to see in the area, as it's just a large grassy hill with a wooden pallet fence around. The lighthouse is relatively interesting, but it takes a long time to get to the top (because the volunteers there are not very organized). Stop if you have nothing better to do, otherwise your best bet is to keep... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luckily we picked the best of our three days in the area and so had fabulous views from the lighthouse. This is Federal property and so we could use our National Parks pass. The guide was very knowledgable, and I was amazed how long some of the keepers lived there in the 19th century. The last part of the climb... More 

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