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Top Sights & Recreation:

  • Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

    Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

    Three and a half miles east of Reedsport on Highway 38 is the Dean Creek, day use elk viewing area with interpretive center. The mild climate and year round food supply allow a herd of about 100 Roosevelt Elk make their year round home here.

  • Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

    Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

    A large campground with extensive day-use areas including dune access, freshwater lakes and pretty picnic areas. Hiking trails pass through woodlands, past wetlands and lakes and through dunes. In late spring, lanky native Rhododendrons display pin blooms in the forest understory. more info

  • Shore Acres State Park

    Shore Acres State Park

    High on rugged sandstone cliffs, landscaped gardens feature plants and flowers from all over the world. A trail leads to a secluded ocean cove. A fully enclosed building offers ocean views without the weather. Most of the garden is wheelchair accessible. Assistance animals only and a small fee is charged. more info

  • Fort Clatsop National Memorial

    Fort Clatsop National Memorial

    Fort Clatsop is one of 12 sites comprising the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. The fort itself is a replica of the explorers' encampment during the winter of 1805-06. In summer, the visitor center features ranger-led programs and re-enactors in the fort. An interpretive center offers exhibits and a film. There are trailheads for the Fort to Sea Trail and Netul River Trail. more info

  • Haystack Rock

    Haystack Rock

    This 235-foot monolith at the shore's edge is part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is home to the State's most easily viewed colony of Tufted Puffins during the breeding season. The tide pool area at its base is one of Oregon's seven designated Marine Garden protected areas. more info

  • Astoria Column

    Astoria Column

    The Astoria Column stands at 600 feet above sea level, atop Astoria's highest point on Coxcomb Hill. The 125-foot column was erected in 1926 in honor of Astoria's explorers and early settlers, and the artwork depicts stages in the settlement of the region. Climb the 164 steps to the top for a marvelous view. more info

  • Port Orford Heads State Park

    Port Orford Heads State Park

    Within the park, short hiking trails leading to ocean views extend along the headland from the Port Orford Lifeboat Station, a Coast Guard facility built in 1934 now serving as a free museum.

  • Coquille Point

    Coquille Point

    This rocky coastline is home to an Important seabird nesting colony, hosting such birds as Tufted Puffins, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots and several varieties of cormorants. Harbor Seals also make their home here. Dramatic rock formations make this scenic stretch of beach a beautiful place to visit.

  • Cape Perpetua State Scenic Area

    Cape Perpetua State Scenic Area

    Enjoy spectacular highway wayside viewpoints or spend the day hiking through some of the 2,700-acre area's 26 miles of trails through old-growth forest. Visit the visitor center for information on nearby wave action at Devil's Churn, Cook's Chasm and Thor's Well. Day use areas and camping are available.

  • Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

    Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

    This 12-mile stretch of coast offers scenic viewpoints, access to beaches and tide pool areas and hiking trails including one of the most beautiful stretches of the Oregon Coast Trail. Top stops include Arch Rock Viewpoint, Natural Bridges Cove Viewpoint, Whaleshead Beach State Park, House Rock Viewpoint, Cape Ferrelo Viewpoint, Lone Ranch State Park and Rainbow Rock Viewpoint. more info

  • Nehalem Bay State Park

    Nehalem Bay State Park

    This 900-acre coastal park offers campground and day use areas on a four-mile long sand spit with ocean on one side and the Nehalem Bay on the other. The park also features a forested 1.8 mile long bike path. more info

  • Promenade & Turnaround

    Promenade & Turnaround

    The historic automobile Turnaround at the beach is at the Prom's center and is one of Oregon's most recognized landmarks, the crowning destination of the Northwest's most famous road to the ocean. more info

  • Cape Blanco State Park

    Cape Blanco State Park

    Just a five mile side trip off the Coast Highway, the beautiful Cape Blanco Lighthouse is set in a commanding position on Oregon's westernmost point of land. The park features a campground and over eight miles of hiking trails along the headland, through forests and beaches. more info

  • Humbug Mountain State Park

    Humbug Mountain State Park

    Humbug Mountain rises 1,756 feet from the edge of the shoreline and the park features a campground, a forested day use picnic area, beach access and hiking trails including a three mile trail to the summit. more info

  • Oregon Dunes Day Use Area

    Oregon Dunes Day Use Area

    Access a viewing platform and hikes to the dunes and beach. A paved, wheelchair accessible trail goes through the dunes to the beach starting from the trailhead. Area is ten and a half miles north of Reedsport. Fee is required. Golden Age and Golden Access passes honored. Hiking trails, restrooms and picnic tables also available.

  • Beverly Beach State Park

    Beverly Beach State Park

    Take the walkway under Highway 101 to the vast expanse of sandy beach. This easily accessible park offers hiking, fishing, picnicking and camping. A nature center with interpretive programs makes this a perfect destination for the whole family. more info

  • Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

    Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

    A small loop road leads to the Umpqa River Lighthouse and a viewpoint overlooking the mouth of the Umpqua River, dunes and ocean. Gray Whales can be seen on migration and even frequent the area during the summer and fall. The loop road also passes a campground and day use picnic area at Lake Marie with a one-mile nature trail circling the lake.

  • Fort Stevens State Park

    Fort Stevens State Park

    This 4,200 acre park includes a large campground, nine miles of paved bicycle trails and six miles of hiking trails. Explore forests, lakes, wetlands, dunes and beach. Don't miss the over 100-year-old remains of the Peter Iredale shipwreck, Military Museum and fortifications that once served to defend the Columbia River. more info

  • Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

    Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

    The scenic headland reaches a mile into the Pacific offering panoramic views, Oregon's tallest lighthouse and access to a beautiful intertidal area. Small offshore islands offer habitat for seabirds and Harbor Seals while Gray Whales are often spotted in the waters, even during non-migratory seasons. more info

  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

    Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

    For over 40 miles from Florence to Coos Bay, sand dunes stretch along the coast, providing recreation of all kinds. Six large lakes and over 20 smaller ones offer water sports, boating and fishing. Wetlands and forests with hiking trails throughout.

  • Cape Disappointment State Park

    Cape Disappointment State Park

    This 1,882 acre camping park features two miles of beach, an interpretive center and hiking and picnic areas. North Head Lighthouse is open to visitors seasonally and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse can also be accessed from the park.

  • Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site

    Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site

    Visit the historic and restored Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, open to the public. Walking trail, picnicking, fishing and beach access are also available.

  • Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint and Lighthouse

    Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint and Lighthouse

    Rising 200 feet above the waves and offering panoramic views, this natural area is a short walk to an historic lighthouse and includes three miles of hiking trails and a mile long walking trail through old growth Sitka Spruce. It is one of the coast's best spots for bird and whale watching. more info

  • Cape Arago State Park

    Cape Arago State Park

    From the scenic headland, the south cove trail leads to a sandy beach and tidepools. The north cove trail provides access to the beach and views of the offshore colonies of seal and sea lions at Shell Island, a designated National Wildlife Refuge. This is a year-round day use park with no fee. There are restrooms and a group shelter. more info

  • Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site

    Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site

    Just off Highway 101 north of Rockaway, this no-fee day-use park offers picnic tables in small cul-de-sacs with shore pine windbreaks. A short access trail leads to the beach.

  • Cape Lookout State Park

    Cape Lookout State Park

    A 2000-acre park with three miles of beach, a large campground and day use area great for picnicking. Hike more than eight miles of trails through lush, old growth rainforest to the end of the cape. more info

  • Sunset Bay State Park

    Sunset Bay State Park

    Day use park includes picnic facilities along the bay and easy access to the beach. Hiking trails take you to rugged cliffs with spectacular ocean vistas, including views of the Cape Arago Lighthouse. Tent, RV and yurt camping. more info

  • Harris Beach State Park

    Harris Beach State Park

    Wide sandy beaches, rocky outcroppings and the Oregon Coast's larges island just offshore make this a great place for bird and marine life watching or exploring tide pools. The Park features a large campground and day use area for beach access and picnicking. more info

  • Grays Harbor Lighthouse

    Grays Harbor Lighthouse

    Located in Westport, Grays Harbor Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Washington State. It was first lit in 1898 to ensure the safety of logging ships entering the harbor. Visitors will find a campground and RV park at the site.

  • Ecola State Park

    Ecola State Park

    This day-use park offers panoramic views and is one of the coast's best points for spotting Gray Whales on their twice annual migration. The main viewpoint area offers paved walking trails and hiking trailheads. The Indian Beach parking area features beach access and additional hiking trails including the Tillamook Head Trail crossing over the headland, six miles to Seaside. more info

  • Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

    Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

    This sandstone cape stands in contrast to its neighboring basalt headlands. The south side of the cape is a giant sand dune and climbing to the top offers views of the unique sculpted sandstone landscape, sheer cliffs and crashing waves when the surf is up.

  • Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

    Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

    The Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge covers 1,500 acres of intertidal mudflats, salt marsh and uplands including what is known as Bowerman Basin. During migratory seasons, the refuge hosts one of the largest concentrations of shorebirds on the west coast.

  • Three Capes Scenic Route

    Three Capes Scenic Route

    The Three Capes Scenic Route follows a stretch of coastline between Tillamook and Pacific City while the Coast Highway runs inland. The route's top stops include Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda, but also passes through the dune landscape of Sand Lake and along scenic Netarts Bay. more info

  • Rockaway Beach Wayside

    Rockaway Beach Wayside

    The most popular of all the beach access points to Rockaway Beach is located on S. 1st Ave. and visible from U.S. Hwy 101.

  • Coquille River Lighthouse

    Coquille River Lighthouse

    Built in 1895, the Coquille River Lighthouse was the final one built on the Oregon Coast. It was in operation until 1939 when it was replaced by an automated beacon and left to deteriorate. In 1976 a restoration effort began and today, visitors can tour the lighthouse seasonally. more info

  • Alfred A. Loeb State Park

    The Chetco River runs through the Park's myrtlewood forest, its trees hundreds of years old. Several campsites and rental cabins are available as well as access points for swimming, rafting, fishing and walking the self-guided, Riverview nature trail.

  • Tahkenitch Lake

    Eight miles north of Reedsport, Tahkenitch Lake has minimal vehicle access, but two boat ramps along Highway 101 and great fishing.

  • Azalea Park

    The Azaleas native to the 33-acre park have been there at least since the days of discovery by Lewis and Clark. Overgrown and neglected, they were taken on by the community who brought the gardens back to life for the community and visitors to enjoy.

  • Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Constructed in 1880 and decommissioned in 1957, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, also known as Terrible Tilly, still battles the waves from atop her rugged rock formation just off the Seaside and Cannon Beach coastline. The best views of the lighthouse can be seen from Ecola State Park. more info

  • Hug Point State Recreation Site

    Hug Point State Recreation Site

    Hug Point features beach access and, at lower tides, you can walk north just around the point where you will find sea caves, a small waterfall and the remains of the old roadway that once hugged the cliff side when the beach was was the main thoroughfare before the construction of the coast highway. more info

  • Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

    Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

    The Heceta Head Lighthouse sits in an idyllic setting on a beautiful headland. The park features a pretty cove beach, a large picnic area and a half mile trail to the recently restored lighthouse. The viewpoint at the lighthouse is one of the best locations on the coast for watching whales, sea lions and and sea birds. more info

  • Myrtle Tree Trail

    Myrtle Tree Trail

    Take the trail to Oregon's largest Myrtle Tree, reaching 88 feet tall and with a canopy 70 feet wide. This particular tree is said to have 200-year old branches and a 400-year old trunk. The trail is located on Forest Service road 3533 ten miles east of Gold Beach more info

  • Seal Rock State Recreation Site

    Seal Rock State Recreation Site

    Seal Rock makes an easy stop for day use exploring. The wayside offers paths and viewpoints overlooking near shore rock formations that are habitat for seals, sea lions and sea bids. The stretch of sandy beach offers access to tidepool areas. more info

  • Otter Point State Recreation Site

    Otter Point State Recreation Site

    Stop off for the view or get out and explore. The park offers hiking trails, beach access and views of its unique sandstone rock formations.

  • Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor

    Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor

    Park 200 feet above sea level for views of over 90 miles of coastline. Hike the 1.5 mile trail to lower levels of the cape through a deep forest of Sitka Spruce. During migration seasons, you may spot Gray Whales making their way along the coast.

  • Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area

    Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area

    Peer down into the sandstone cauldron when the surf is up to see waves roll into the cave opening, swirling and frothing like a devilish brew. Take in the area's panoramic views or hike the trail leading to tide pools on the north side of the punchbowl, one of several protected intertidal areas in Oregon designated as Marine Gardens. more info

  • Oswald West State Park

    Oswald West State Park

    2,484 acres of park offer stunning roadside viewpoints from the edge of Neahkahnie Mountain and several miles of hiking trails. A short trail leads to Short Sand Beach and hiking trails extend to the end of Cape Falcon and climb Neahkahnie Mountain. The park also includes a 13-mile stretch of the Oregon Coast Trail. more info

  • Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site

    Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site

    Take in views of Haystack Rock from the south end of Cannon Beach at Tolovana Park. The site offers beach access, a playground, picnic areas, restrooms and large parking lot. The beach is easily accessible from nearby accommodations and a short distance to downtown Cannon Beach.

  • Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site

    Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site

    Featuring picnic areas, beach access and views of rock formations and tidepools, Arcadia Beach is located just two miles south of Cannon Beach.

  • Bob Straub State Park

    Bob Straub State Park

    This 484 acre beach park offers beach access, fishing, picnicking and a horse trail. A trail from the parking lot west takes hikers two miles to the tip of the Nestucca Sand Spit.

  • Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail

    Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail

    An interpretive, 1.5 mile hike through old growth forest of Douglas Fir, Port Orford Cedar, Oregon Myrtle and Tanoak. In all, more than 22 species of trees, plants and shrubs inhabit the trail

  • Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

    Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

    This famous rock is known for its mysterious Indian legend and the area is enjoyed for it's scenic hiking, fishing and beach access. Take the well worn trail to the beach or explore the rocky intertidal areas at low tide.

  • Whale Watching Center

    Whale Watching Center

    Operated by Oregon State Parks, the Whale Watching Center is located in Depoe Bay, a town known as the whale watching capital of the Oregon Coast. Nearby waters are frequented by Gray Whales that linger here much of the year rather than migrating north with the majority of whales. more info

  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    This basalt rimmed bay is a great place to picnic, take in panoramic views and watch resident and migrating Gray Whales and seabirds. At low tide, you can see the boiler on the J. Marhoffer, which sank here in 1910.

  • Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

    Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

    A short paved trail leads from the parking and picnic area through the shore pines to a soft sand beach. Popular with seals and surfers.

  • Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

    Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area

    Meander across the wooden footbridge through a forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Shore Pine and Alder Forest. The park offers hiking trails, picnic areas and beach access.

  • Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

    One of the best birding areas on the Pacific coast, the Bandon Marsh NWR is located near the mouth of the Coquille River and is an oasis for migrating shorebirds, waterfowl, coho salmon, Bald Eagles and California Brown Pelicans.

  • Beach Loop Drive

    Beach Loop Drive

    Beach Loop Drive runs along the coast and provides access and viewpoints to Bandon Rocks, Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Face Rock Golf Course and Bandon State Natural Area.

  • Barview Jetty Park

    The closest campground to Rockaway Beach, Barview offers RV and tent camping facilities plus hot showers and easy beach access.

  • Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site

    Munson Creek Falls is home to the tallest waterfall in the coast range, which drops 319 feet. A hiking trail leads through ancient Sitka Spruce and Western Red Cedar along Munson Creek.

  • Leadbetter Point State Park Natural Area

    Leadbetter Point Sate Park is at the northern tip of the Long Beach Peninsula and is part of the Willapa Bay Water Trail. Its features include boating, fishing, clamming, hiking trails and beach access. Birdwatching and wildlife viewing are also among the park's popular activities.

  • Battle Rock

    Battle Rock

    Battle Rock Park offers beach access and interpretive signs about historic Battle Rock at the edge of the shoreline. Hike up for stunning views and look for Gray Whales on their spring and fall migrations.

  • Charleston to Bandon Tour Route

    Charleston to Bandon Tour Route

    A side trip off the Coast Highway between North Bend/Coos Bay and Bandon leads travelers to three beautiful State Parks on Cape Arago: Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago, all connected by hiking trails with views of cliff side, coves and the Cape Arago Lighthouse.

  • Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site

    Shore Pine gives way to beach access and picnic areas. Enjoy the day beach-combing and sunbathing or take in the sunset from this flat stretch of beach.

  • South Beach State Park

    A variety of facilitated activities away at South Beach State Park seasonally. Visit the Hospitality Center to rent a bike, sign up for a guided kayaking excursion or pick up a self-led, native plant hike brochure. Other park activities include horseback riding, fishing, crabbing and camping.

  • Lake Lytle

    Rockaway's largest lake features kayaking, fishing, an angling dock and county boat launch open to the public. The lake is stocked mid-March through early May with legal rainbow trout as well as cutthroat trout.

  • Yachats State Recreation Area

    Easily accessed, you'll view the Yachats River as it meets the ocean. Explore tide pools, watch Gray Whales on migration, picnic and fish at this scenic beach area.

Other Attractions:

  • Elements By the Sea Spa Hallmark Resort

    Elements By the Sea Spa Hallmark Resort

    Indulge in the peaceful fundamentals of feng shui, aromatherapy and the essential elements. Let us take you on an extraordinary sensory journey with treatments designed to restore your signature balance, using creative and advanced techniques... more info

  • Heritage Museum

    Heritage Museum

    Explore the history of Clatsop County: The Native Americans, the early pioneers, the immigrants and local industries. Discover the County’s colorful past in the Vice & Virtue Exhibit, a partially restored Astoria Saloon. more info

  • Gearhart Golf Links

    Gearhart Golf Links

    Oregon’s oldest golf course established in 1892 is open to the public and playable year-round. Features an 18-hole course, pro shop and restaurant. A PGA golf professional is available for lessons.

  • Jerry's Rogue River Jet Boats

    Jerry's Rogue River Jet Boats

    Nature-based river adventures on the Rogue River.

  • Oregon Coast Aquarium

    Oregon Coast Aquarium

    Immerse yourself in marine science at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Sea otters, sharks, puffins and jellies are just a few of the 15,000 animals that earn this attraction recognition among the best aquariums in the U.S

  • Umpqua Discovery Center

    Umpqua Discovery Center

    An educational and cultural resource for all ages with interactive exhibits and programs illustrating how land, water and people have shaped each other over time.

  • Flavel House Museum

    Flavel House Museum

    The stately Queen-Anne mansion was built between 1884 and 1886 by river bar pilot Captain George Flavel as his retirement home.The house is restored and elegantly furnished to reflect life during the Victorian Period. more info

  • Seaside Carousel Mall

    Seaside Carousel Mall

    More than 20 great stores all under one roof. Ride the carousel, have an old-time photo taken, get your portrait drawn by a local artist or play in the Mall’s arcade. Open 7 days a... more info

  • Icefire Glassworks

    Icefire Glassworks

    The live glassblowing studio of Cannon Beach artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland features a viewing area where you can watch the artist at work. more info

  • Grays Harbor Seaport

    Grays Harbor Seaport

    Grays Harbor Seaport in Aberdeen is home to historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. The Grays Harbor Seaport Authority offers educational programs, adventure sails, charters, dockside tours and other activities.

  • Chinook Winds Golf Resort

    Chinook Winds Golf Resort

    Located minutes from the casino, this 18-hole golf course is yet another way for us to showcase how “It’s Better at the Beach!” more info

  • High Life Adventures

    High Life Adventures

    Enjoy an exhilarating experience in a beautiful setting! Take a guided tour of 8 zip lines around and over a 7-acre lake. Over a mile of zipping! Team building programs available. more info

  • Chinook Winds Casino Resort

    Chinook Winds Casino Resort

    Large variety of gaming opportunities including over 1100 slots, craps, roulette, blackjack, poker, keno and bingo. more info

  • Oregon Film Museum

    Oregon Film Museum

    Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail that was featured in The Goonies, the museum invites visitors to explore the production and stories behind the more than three hundred movies made in Oregon. more info

  • Sea Lion Caves

    Sea Lion Caves

    An elevator whisks visitors down 208 feet to the largest sea cave in the U.S. About 200 Steller Sea Lions crowd the cave during fall and winter and in spring and summer, are often seen basking on the rocky ledges below the cave's viewpoint. The grounds at Sea Lion Caves offer expansive scenic views hundreds of feet above the surf.

  • Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

    Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

    The interpretive center is located high above the Pacific on the cliffs of Cape Disappointment State Park. Visitors will view sketches, paintings, photographs and writing that outline the experiences of the Lewis and Clark Corps. of Discovery.

  • Uppertown Firefighters Museum

    Uppertown Firefighters Museum

    An extensive collection of firefighting equipment and memorabilia from Clatsop County dating back to 1877 are on view at the Uppertown Firefighters Museum. On exhibit are a horsedrawn ladder wagon, hose carts, a 1912 American... more info

  • Quinault Beach Resort & Casino

    This Ocean Shores Casino features a Vegas-style casino floor, complete with slot machines, table games and poker. Guests will enjoy fine dining and casual restaurants at this oceanfront resort hotel which includes a spa and beach access.

  • Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

    Fort Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

    The Fort Clatsop Bookstore is non-profit, and is run by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association. Its mission is to promote Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and enhance the public’s understanding of the... more info

  • Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

    Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio

    Learn and experience the art of glassblowing, watch demonstrations or create your own glass piece. Visit the onsite gallery featuring a variety of crafted glass creations by local artists. more info

  • Oregon Undersea Gardens

    Oregon Undersea Gardens

    America’s only floating undersea aquarium.V Live dive shows daily featuring wolf eels, white sturgeon, ling cod and maybe a peak at the mysterious Pacific octopus. Come play with us.

  • Culinary Center

    Culinary Center

    A great place to explore your culinary side, the center is home to cook-off events, demonstration classes and hands-on instruction. The Culinary Center features seasonally inspired cooking and focuses on the abundant foods of the... more info

  • Lincoln City Cultural Center

    Lincoln City Cultural Center

    Lincoln City Cultural Center offers classes in a variety of art mediums, dance, music, literature and theater. The Lincoln City Cultural Center also sponsors exhibits, events and activities to encourage artists of all ages. more info

  • Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Discoveries made by Robert L. Ripley in his travels to 198 different countries. Experience an earthquake, see a real shrunken head and confront the mummy of King Tuts tomb. It’s a lot of fun…Believe It or Not!

  • Wax Works

    Wax Works

    Witness history as it comes alive and peer into the future. The eruption of Mount St. Helens, the disappearance of D.B. Cooper, and an actual hanging bridge are just a few of the walk-through, self-guided attraction features.

  • Mariner Square

    Mariner Square

    Oregon Undersea Gardens, Wax Works and Ripley's Believe It or Not.

  • Coaster Theatre

    Coaster Theatre

    For 45 years the Coaster Theatre has produced quality community theatre. In addition to plays and musicals the theatre presents special events throughout the year and educational opportunities. Call or visit online for more information. more info

  • Seaside Aquarium

    Seaside Aquarium

    See live exhibits featuring regional ­marine life including the Pacific ­Octopus, Wolf Eel and giant Sunflower Starfish! See the 35-foot Gray Whale skeleton and learn more about Northwest sea life in the hands-on discovery center. more info

  • Tillamook County Creamery

    Tillamook County Creamery

    Home of Tillamook cheese, the creamery draws nearly a million visitors each year. Take a factory tour, sample cheese, ice cream, fudge and visit the cafe and gift shop.

  • Sundance Wellness Center

    Sundance Wellness Center

    For the finest relaxation and well-being services in Cannon Beach, experience the Sundance Wellness Center, located in the heart of our lovely resort. Our center features an authentic Finnish Sauna, professional therapeutic massages, acupuncture and... more info

  • Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

    Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

    June through September choose from a ninety-minute scenic tour or a three-hour dinner tour along the coast of Oregon between Garibaldi and Wheeler.

  • Gearhart Bowling Alley

    Gearhart Bowling Alley

    Pizza, lanes, lounge! A newly renovated 12 lane state of the art bowling center with the town favorite Fultanos pizza! Watch the game on our 10 foot projector screens including Pac-12 network and NFL!

  • Ocean Spa

    Ocean Spa

    A luxury Spa located in the heart of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Offering high quality Massage Therapy and Skin Care. Manicures, Pedicures, Spray Tanning and Hair. Also, featuring our custom color therapy and steam sauna. more info

  • Sea Ranch Stables / TUMI Enterprises, Inc.

    Sea Ranch Stables / TUMI Enterprises, Inc.

    Start your day with a horseback ride to Haystack Rock or Chapman Point! Make reservations in person, Monday – Saturday, 9am-4:30pm, or drop in for a daily 9am ride by 8:30am. Available mid-May through Labor... more info

  • Cannon Beach Spa

    Cannon Beach Spa

    18 years in Cannon Beach! Specializing in Stress relief, Relaxation massage, Shiatsu, Thai, deep tissue. Facials and wraps. Japanese Foot Spa. Downtown Cannon Beach. New garden entrance at the ​rear of the building. Parking lot. more info

  • World Kite Museum

    World Kite Museum

    Learn more than you ever thought was possible to know about kites and kite-flying around the world. Buy a kite in our Museum Store and fly it on the Beach!

  • Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

    Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

    Discover the hidden treasures of Cannon Beach at this museum, where history comes to life! The museum offers interactive children’s exhibits, a Native American longhouse, the original Cannon Beach cannon, and more. It’s fun for... more info

  • Seaside Jazz Festival

    Seaside Jazz Festival

    Seaside Jazz Festival is 24 hours of great music, dancing, food and beverages. Bands rotate to five different venues. Free shuttle, free gospel on Sunday Morning. Check web for more info.

  • Funland Entertainment Center

    Funland Entertainment Center

    Experience the Coast’s largest arcade! Hundreds of arcade & redemption games: Fascination, Skee Ball, Air Hockey, Bumper Cars, Pinball, Dance, Dance Revolution, Derby Owners Club, racing games & much more. Come join us for some old fashion fun! Open daily at 9am.

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Where history meets the future. World-class collection of artifacts, exhibits & special ­programs. Admission includes a tour of the lightship Columbia, the last seagoing lighthouse serving the west coast. Open daily from 9:30am-5pm.

  • Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

    Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

    The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival has been a tradition on the North Oregon Coast for over forty years. The Festival takes place June 17-19, 2016, and embodies the rich cultural heritage that was transplanted to... more info

  • Astoria Riverfront Trolley

    Astoria Riverfront Trolley

    This restored 1913 streetcar runs along 2.6 miles of track on the Astoria riverfront from the Astoria Red Lion to the East Mooring Basin. An average round trip is 40-45 minutes and passengers may stop at any place along the line and re-board by waving the trolley down.

  • Liberty Theater

    Liberty Theater

    Originally opened in 1925, the theater now operates as a performing arts center, concert hall, meeting venue, conference center, and elegant site for ­weddings. Visit our website or call for a list of Events or to take a 720 Degree Virtual Tour.

  • Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District

    Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District

    Indoor public swimming pool, ­spa pool, 20x40-foot warm water pool, youth center, fitness room and drop-in classes, community and senior center, playground equipment, basketball courts, award-winning skate park, child enrichment classes, special events, facility rentals... more info

  • Coos Art Museum

    Coos Art Museum

    Oregon's third oldest art museum housed in the art deco former post office is home to over 540 works of art. The museum's permanent collection is focused on contemporary fine art prints and original works in all media by Pacific Northwest artists.

  • Northwest Carriage Museum

    Northwest Carriage Museum

    Displaying 27 magnificently restored horse drawn vehicles and artifacts, including carriage used in movie classic “Gone with the Wind”. With fun interactive exhibits for everyone. The museum is a must see!

  • Bumper Cars, Miniature Golf & Downtown Fun

    Bumper Cars, Miniature Golf & Downtown Fun

    Bumper cars, miniature golf, downtown fun. Tilt-a-Whirl and Pronto Pup stand has meant generations of family fun. In the heart of historic Seaside for 60 years. Summer hours 11:30am to 10:30pm 7 days per week. more info

  • Capatin Kid Amusements Park

    Capatin Kid Amusements Park

    Family fun with Go-Carts and Miniature Golf. Airplane, Helicopter and Kiddy Roto rides! Located 1/4 mile south of Seaside, next to Seaside Helicopters. Springbreak through Labor Day Weekend, Open at 10:00am. Off season weekends weather... more info

  • Seaside Golf Course

    Seaside Golf Course

    Visit our scenic, nine-hole golf course located along the Necanicum River. Just 300 feet from the ocean at some points, our par 35 course includes beautiful green fairways and a club that is open to... more info

  • At Water's Edge

    At Water's Edge

    Our professional massage therapists can customize the perfect massage, whether you are looking to lower your blood pressure, relieve stress, manage your pain or you are just interested in getting some much needed relaxation.

  • Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

    Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

    Explore the crossroads of history where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Displays illustrate local history from early Chinook Indian times to the settlement by Europeans who made the Peninsula home.

  • West Coast Game Park Safari

    West Coast Game Park Safari

    The animal habitats at the park are designed to allow visitors an up close and personal look at the special residents. Upon entrance to the park, hundreds of free roaming animals greet visitors for feeding and petting. The park specializes in conservation and education.

  • Prehistoric Gardens

    Prehistoric Gardens

    23 life-size replicas of prehistoric animals are on display within this 300 year old rain forest. Walk along the path on a self-guided tour of this vast ecosystem of old-growth trees, lush ferns, hanging moss and a variety of woodland creatures.

  • Cannon Beach Net

    Cannon Beach Net

    Complete online guide to Cannon Beach. Chocked full of George Vetter’s photos showing the year-round awesome beauty of the beach and town. Listings and links to events, shopping, galleries, dining, logdging, real estate and much... more info

  • Oregon Coast Portraits

    Oregon Coast Portraits

    Since 1986, artist David Poole has offered portrait sketches to people in colored pencil and chalk pastel. He works from live sittings or photos. Group graduation sketches are popular. Walk-ins are always welcome or call... more info

  • North Bend Boardwalk

    North Bend Boardwalk

    The North Bend Boardwalk is a waterfront walkway that connects Virginia Avenue and California Avenue in historic downtown North Bend, Oregon. This urban waterfront walkway provides pedestrians the ability to view Coos Bay and the adjacent hills and natural areas from raised viewing areas.

  • Fort Stevens State Park Historical Area

    Fort Stevens State Park Historical Area

    Explore Oregon’s military history at the mouth of the Columbia River. Stroll through the rose garden, shop at the museum store and take a tour of the fort and underground batteries. Living history ­programs are... more info

  • Clatsop County Fair Grounds

    Clatsop County Fair Grounds

    Whether it’s recreational or sports events, festivals or fairs, horse shows or monster trucks, weddings, banquets or quinceañeras’ you’ll find it here. Come join us where the Columbia meets the Pacific.

  • Seaside Helicopters

    Seaside Helicopters

    Enjoy a flight and views of Seaside you will always remember. Amazing beach, ocean, town and mountain vistas. Flights in summer, most good weather days and winter most good weather weekends. Next to Seaside Family... more info

  • Life’s a Beach Sand Castles

    Life’s a Beach Sand Castles

    Have you been to the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest? Ever wonder how the pros make those towering monuments of sculpted-sand beauty? Let us help you answer that very question. We offer sandcastle building and sculpting... more info

  • Astoria Scuba & Kayak

    Astoria Scuba & Kayak

    Welcome to Astoria Scuba and Kayak! A NAUI Pro-Platinum Instructor training facility, we specialize in scuba diving and the ultimate in water adventure! We provide year-round scuba training through a range of programs, starting with... more info

  • Astor Street Opry Company

    Astor Street Opry Company

    For over 31 years ASOC has aspired to create shows that are exceptional and reputable, for all ages and backgrounds, that create a connection between artist and audience through live theater, while at the same... more info

  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

    Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

    Deluxe golf resort with four separate courses, fine dining, casual pubs, hotel and other amenities.

  • Seaside Yoga

    Seaside Yoga

    Seaside Yoga is a wellness community supporting happy, healthy lifestyles. We offer beginning, intermediate, advanced, therapeutic, private and kids classes as well as guest workshops. Come for a class, become part of our community.

  • The Lost Art of Nursing

    The Lost Art of Nursing

    Come see paintings, WWI & II posters, Red Cross memorabilia, magazine covers, advertisements, poems, sheet music, books, dolls, and toys that celebrate nursing. Open summer Saturday afternoons and by appointment year around. Free admission. more info

  • Latimer Quilt & Textile Center

    Quilt exhibits, weaving & spinning demos and instruction.

  • Tillamook Forest Center

    Interactive exhibits in the award-winning center. A gateway to forest exploration and discovery. Education programs and forest guides.

  • Cranberry Museum & Demonstration Farm

    Exhibits at the museum trace the history and key phases of the over 100-year old cranberry industry in Washington. Visit the museum, gift shop or take a walking tour of the farm to view the different varieties of cranberries, irrigation system and see how crops are planted and cultivated.

  • Mill Casino

    Mill Casino

    Mill Casino overlooks Coos Bay and has over 200 waterfront rooms. It features over 700 slot machines and Vegas-style gaming tables. Dining includes a restaurant, buffet, lounge, sports bar, cafe and bakery.

  • Oregon Surf Adventures

    Oregon Surf Adventures

    Craving a day in the waves? Take the trouble out of it and hit the water with an experienced surf instructor! We offer individual and group lessons, which teach the basics of surfing, like how... more info

  • Astoria Sunday Market

    Astoria Sunday Market

    GET FRESH WITH US! Nearly 200 farmers, craftspeople and artisans offer fresh foods and locally made products. A lively food court with regional entertainment make this the gathering place every Sunday, Mother’s Day through mid October.

  • Waldport Heritage Museum

    Learn about the history, community, events and people of Waldport. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 12-4pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm. Admission is free.

  • Bandon Crossings Golf Course

    Named one of the top ten new golf courses in the country, this is an 18-hole, par 72 championship course.

  • Cannon Beach Mobile Massage

    We bring the relaxing and therapeutic spa experience to you. Enjoy our on-site treatments in the privacy and convenience of your home, vacation rental, hotel suite or office. Serving Cannon Beach through Manzanita.

  • Garibaldi Museum

    Maritime heritage museum open May through October, Thursday through Monday, 12-4pm.

  • Willapa Seaport Museum

    Visitors will find marine artifacts, information and memorabilia surrounding the area's logging industry, shipbuilding, the life saving service to the Spruce Division (WWI), Native American culture, lightships and Lighthouses.

  • Tillamook Air Museum

    Exhibit of over 30 vintage aircraft.

  • Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center

    Oregon State University research facility for ocean environment.

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