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Sea Lion Caves Sea Lion Caves- Located 11 miles north of Florence in west central Oregon about 60 west of Eugene. Come ride the elevator through 200 feet of solid rock to visit America’s largest sea cave and the colony of sea lions and other marine life and shore creatures that call it home. The height of the cave is equal to a 12-story building and it is the length of a football field. The cave is open year round. Sea Lion Caves is also well known as a bird rookery. Gulls, cormorant and pigeon guillemot are some of the birds that nest here. The elevation of the gift shop and offices makes it a favorite place to watch birds, sea lions and whales.

Newport Performing Arts Center - After years of fund raising events and tax bonds, the citizens of Newport saw their efforts pay off with the 1988 opening of the multi-million dollar Newport Performing Arts Center (NPAC). The 23,000-square-foot facility is set on a 4.5 acres. The theatre hosts a variety of shows and performances, from hit movies, to grand piano recitals.

Coaster Theatre Playhouse - Nestled in the beautiful coastal community of Cannon Beach, Coaster Theatre Playhouse has brought the world to locals and visitors alike through the magic of live theatre. Coaster Theatre has presented scores of plays and musicals performed by hundreds of actors for thousands of appreciative patrons.

Yaquina Lighthouses - A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874. It was officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation on December 7, 1996. It is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport.

Lincoln County Historical Society - The Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Central Oregon Coast.

Port of Play - Zoom around on trikes, scooters and pedal cars! Tumble on mats and jump on trampolines! Go fishing, then fry up your catch in the Port Diner! Explore the wilds of the Columbia Region like Lewis & Clark! Don your fire gear and race to put out a house fire! And much, much more!

The North Lincoln County Historical Museum - Exhibits give visitors and residents a good picture of what life was like as a pioneer and homesteader in North Lincoln County from the early 1800s to the mid 1920s and on through 1965.

Jerry's Rogue Jets - This is the original Rogue River Jet Boat trip and the first Jet Boat Tour in America. It has been under family management since 1958. They have been under family management since 1958. Jerry's Rogue River Jet Boats operate a Nature Based Rogue River Adventure trip that is perfectly suited for all ages, kids to grandparents.

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad - Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a 1910 Heisler Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean. Great for all ages, this trip will give you a glimpse into history.

Hatfield Marine Science Center - A research and teaching facility located in Newport. HMSC plays an integral role in programs of marine and estuarine research and instruction, as a laboratory facility serving resident scientists, as a base for far-ranging oceanographic studies, and as a classroom for students.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! - Step into the world of the strange and wonderful and experience all the wonder of the world's most bizarre sights. From shrunken heads to the magic harp.

The Liberty Theater - Designed to transport you to a Venetian Palace and is one of Oregon's best examples of a 1920's vaudeville-motion picture palace.

Flavel House Museum - Step back in time with a visit to the elegant Astoria home built in 1885 by Captain George Flavel, Columbia River bar pilot and the area's first millionaire. A magnificent example of Queen Anne style architecture with period furnishings and artwork, the Flavel House rests on park-like grounds covering an entire city block.

Newport Visual Arts Center - The Center, located at the historic Nye Beach Turnaround, is a facility built by the City of Newport as a public art exhibition space and for art education programs.

Coos Art Museum - Houses the large Maggie Karl Gallery, the Perkins Room Gallery and the Alcove Gallery along with the Rental/Sales Gallery on the main floor. On the 2nd floor, via either the Art Deco staircase or the ADA compliant elevator, you'll find the Mable Hansen Gallery and the spacious Uno Richter Atrium Gallery; complete with exposed brick walls and arched ceiling.

Umpqua Discovery Center - An educational and cultural resource for all ages making active, innovative contributions to preserving the Oregon "Tidewater Community" experience. Interactive exhibits and programs illustrate how land, water and people have shaped each other over time.

Tradewinds Charters - For over 60 years Tradewinds Charters, in Depoe Bay, has been providing the very best in ocean sportfishing and whale watching trips. Award winning 12 vessel fleet.

Tillamook County Creamery Association - If you like cheese, then a visit to the home of Tillamook Cheese is a must. Watch the cheesemakers and packagers at work and enjoy the rich, delicious Tillamook goodies available at the ice cream dipping counters, fudge counter, cafe and the sampling counter.

Wildlife Safari - Features exotic animals which roam freely over 600 acres of grasslands and wooded areas, much as they would in their native habitat, while you the visitor are on safari in your own car. See animals from Africa, Asia, and South America as well as many native to North America.

Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy - Thousands of individuals, families and groups pass through the Garden each year to enjoy the beauty of the plants, the tranquility, and to take classes to learn more about gardening and the joy that can be acquired from this activity.

Seaside Aquarium - Young or old, you'll discover plenty to fathom at Seaside Aquarium! Founded in 1937, it is one of the oldest aquariums on the West Coast. You can actually touch sea anemones, sandpaper textured starfish and a prickly sea urchins.

Tillamook Naval Air Station Museum - Exhibits include a collection of aircraft from World War II as well as over 100 photographs and other memorabilia.

Oregon Coast Aquarium - Immerse yourself in the Passages of the Deep exhibit and walk beneath the waves through a 200-foot clear underwater tunnel that snakes through three ocean habitats. Encounter sharks, rays and thousands of other fish swimming around you while you solve 'The Great White Mystery: What Happened to Surfer Bob?' Outdoors, rugged cliffs, caves and pools showcase fish and invertebrates of Oregon's coast.

Oregon Undersea Gardens - Visit the unique underwater theater at the bottom of the sea. This submarine adventure has continuous dive shows with scuba divers equipped with underwater communications.

The Wax Works - Hundreds of sculptures from the crew of M*A*S*H to gangsters and hobbits will delight you at this museum.