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“Westernmost place in Oregon”

Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Port Orford
Certificate of Excellence
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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Westernmost place in Oregon”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Plan on wind when you get here. It is interesting to be at the westernmost spot in Oregon. We arrived on a day it was closed but the light house looked beautiful from the distance. This is a must see on the coast.

Visited August 2013
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Sandia Park, NM
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hope you don't mind a little wind!!!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is really worth the side trip. It's a few miles off 101 but what a great lighthouse! The campground at Cape Blanco State Park is a nice secluded stop over as well. The sensation of being on the catwalk of the glassed in top of the lighthouse with the working light right at your elbow and the wind howling around you in incompareable. Standing there it is hard to believe that waves have actually broken over the house. There is a small museum a short walk from the house itself. So be advised that they will shut the house down to visitors if the wind is much over 50 knots. We got up and out just before they shut it down for the day.

Visited July 2013
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Temple, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“"Incredible view"”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was "way cool" to visit the westernmost place in the United States! The view was beautiful. It was really cold and windy--although it was a sunny day. The wind almost blew my iPad from my hands! This lighthouse is well worth the side trip!

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent View, Location and History”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

This lighthouse in located on the westernmost point of land in the US and the view is spectacular. The day we were there, wind was gusting at 45 knots and cold. It didn't diminish the view. History was interesting and we especially enjoyed 'Bob' in his lighthouse-keeper navy suit with all the correct emblems and stripes. HIs knowledge is remarkable. This attraction is a national treasure for anyone who visits. Still evidence of results of local teenage vandals who tried to break the precious Fresnel lens prisms a few years ago.

Visited July 2013
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Binghamton, New York
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The setting alone for the lighthouse makes this stop worthwhile. The docent was excellent and the climb to the light along with the view make this a five star stop. Be prepared for strong winds though.

Visited June 2013
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