The Oregon Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Oregon Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Astoria Column

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    For the best view of the city, the Coast Range, volcanic Mt. Helens, and the Pacific Ocean, scamper up the 164 spiral stairs to the top of the...Read More

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  • 2. Fort Clatsop at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    See where the 30-member Lewis and Clark Expedition endured a rain-soaked winter in 1805–06, hunting, gathering food, making salt, and trading...Read More

  • 3. Yaquina Head Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast has been blinking its beacon since its head keeper first walked up its 114 steps to light the wicks...Read More

  • 4. Bandon Historical Society Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In the old city hall building, this museum depicts the area's early history, including Native American artifacts, logging, fishing, cranberry...Read More

  • 5. Cape Meares State Park

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    On the northern tip of the Three Capes Loop is Cape Meares State Park. The restored Cape Meares Lighthouse, built in 1890 and open to the...Read More

  • 6. Clatsop County Historical Society Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In a 100-year-old Colonial Revival building originally used as the city hall, this museum has two floors of exhibits detailing the history of...Read More

  • 7. Flavel House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The Queen Anne–style mansion helps visitors imagine what life was like for the wealthy in late-19th-century Astoria. It rests on parklike grounds...Read More

  • 8. Fort Stevens State Park

    Military Site

    This earthen fort at Oregon's northwestern tip was built during the Civil War to guard the Columbia River against attack. None came until World...Read More

  • 9. Hanthorn Cannery Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Drive or walk over the rickety-seeming (but actually completely sturdy) bridge onto historic Pier 39, which juts out into the Columbia River...Read More

  • 10. Lincoln County Historical Society Museums

    Museum/Gallery

    The Lincoln County Historical Society, which runs two museums—the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center and the 1895 Burrows House—has a collection...Read More

  • 11. Oregon Film Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, this small but engaging museum celebrates Oregon's long history of filmmaking and contains artifacts...Read More

  • 12. Tillamook Naval Air Station Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In the world's largest wooden structure, a former blimp hangar south of town displays a fine collection of vintage aircraft from World War II...Read More

  • 13. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The state's oldest wooden lighthouse was only in commission for three years (1871–74), because it was determined that it was built in the wrong...Read More

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