What to do on the People’s Coast

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum

    Columbia River Maritime Museum 1792 Marine Drive
    Astoria, Oregon 97103
    503.325.2323

    Six galleries, the Great Hall, and the Lightship Columbia interpret the Pacific Northwest's rich maritime history. Visitors of all ages can experience what it's like to pilot a tugboat, participate in a Coast Guard rescue on the Columbia River Bar, and live in Astoria during the height of salmon fishing. Explore marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history of life and commerce on the Columbia River, including the dangerous work of the Bar and River Pilots. Walk the bridge of a World War II warship, marvel at the 44-foot motor lifeboat plowing through a wave in a rescue mission. Participate in interactive and hands-on exhibits. You can board the Lightship Columbia, a National Historic Landmark, that once guided ships to safety at the mouth of the Columbia River.

  • Edge Art Gallery

    3916 S Coast Highway
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-867-4198
  • Jerry's Rogue Jets

    29985 Harbor Way
    Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
    800-451-3645

    Jerry’s Rogue Jets is a nature based jet boat excursion on the ‘Wild & Scenic’ Rogue River. Join us for an unforgettable family outing full of history, wildlife, tales and adventure. Tours depart daily from Gold Beach starting May 1 through October 15. Jerry’s offers the choice between our calm and scenic 64-Mile trip that traces the historic mail route to Agness (and yes, we still deliver the mail to this day). Or choose the 80 & 104-Mile whitewater trips that will take you deep into the Rogue Wilderness, traversing whitewater rapids and gliding through deep river canyons. Don’t forget to visit our museum and gift shop, located in the Port of Gold Beach, and open year round.

  • Kayak Tillamook County

    PO Box 1270
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    503-866-4808

    Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook County offers privately-scheduled Paddle Board and Kayak Tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. Our seven estuary systems offers flat-water paddling on six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.

  • Marine Discovery Tours

    345 SW Bay Blvd
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541) 265-6200
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium

    2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-867-3474

    The Oregon Coast Aquarium is home to over 500 species of animals in both indoor and outdoor exhibits (it's also the former home of Keiko, the movie star Orca). Check out the Passages of the Deep, meet sea otters, jellyfish and more!

  • Oregon Parks & Recreation

    5580 S Coast Hwy
    Newport, Oregon 97366
    (541) 867-7451
  • Sea Lion Caves

    91560 Hwy 101
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    541-547-3111

    The Sea Lion Caves (the world\'s largest Sea Cave according to Guinness) are located approx. 11 miles north of Florence and offers an awe-inspiring, intimate view of Sea Lions in their natural habitat. Descend over 200-feet into the world\'s largest and most spectacular sea cave. The cave is the home of the wild stellar sea lion, primarily during the fall and winter months and is called the hauling area.

  • Tillamook Cheese Factory

    4175 Highway 101 N
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    (503) 815-1300

    During a free, self-guided tour, you’ll get to see videos, historical displays and interactive kiosks about Tillamook. You’ll even get a behind the scenes look at the Tillamook cheesemaking room and packaging line! After you’ve seen how it’s all made, head to our sample counter for free bites of our tasty cheeses. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at our Creamery Café, and for dessert, indulge in decadent Tillamook Fudge and a scoop (or three!) of extra creamy Tillamook Ice Cream on a freshly baked waffle cone.

  • Tillamook Forest Center

    45500 Wilson River Hwy
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    866-930-4646

    Find Yourself in the Forest at the Tillamook Forest Center. Are you ready for fun and adventure in the forest? The Tillamook Forest Center, Oregon's forest visitor and education center, beckons from the lush green landscape from the northern Coast Range. The Tillamook Forest Center is FREE and its exhibits and programs showcase the legacy of the Tillamook Burn and the public spirit behind the monumental reforestation effort which led to the Tillamook State Forest of today. Discover the power of fire through our award-winning film Legacy of Fire, the miracle of the salmon lifecycle, and the resilient, dynamic and productive nature of forests. Climb the 40 foot tall replica fire lookout tower where you can learn about the life of a lookout. Then stroll out onto the suspension bridge and peer into the rushing waters of the Wilson River.

Brought to you by OCVA in association with Travel Oregon & Wildernet

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