Interpretive Center - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

What to do on the People’s Coast

  • Cape Blanco Light Station

    91100 Cape Blanco Rd
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    (541) 332-2207

    Climb the winding stairway to the top of Cape Blanco Lighthouse and stand beside its spectacular Fresnel (pronounced: frey-NEL ) lens. Up close you can appreciate the genius of its inventor and imagine generations of dedicated light keepers toiling to keep the lamp burning brightly. Beyond the windows your gaze is drawn to the magnificent ever-changing Pacific coastline. Erected in 1870, this lighthouse stands on Oregon’s farthest west point of land and is the oldest one continually operating in Oregon. It holds the record for longest service at one lighthouse too: James Langlois worked here for 42 years. James Hughes, born on a nearby ranch, served at this light station for 37 years. Discover several other records this special lighthouse holds when you visit.

  • Lincoln City Cultural Center

    540 NE Hwy 101
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367

    Located in the historic DeLake School building (built in the 1920s), the Lincoln City Cultural Center has been bringing locals and visitors alike together to enjoy, share and experience visual and performing arts and culture for more than 25 years. Concerts and community events, the PJ Chessman Gallery, art classes for all ages and skill levels, various yoga classes, a gift shop, facility rentals and the Farmers and Crafters Market are just a few of the Cultural Center’s many enriching aspects that make it a mainstay of artistic expression and appreciation in this coastal community.

  • Tillamook Forest Center

    45500 Wilson River Hwy
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141

    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.

  • Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center

    Waldport, Oregon 97365
  • Fort Clatsop

    Off U.S. 101, 5 miles southwest of Astoria
    Astoria, Oregon 97103
  • Lewis and Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop

    92343 Fort Clatsop Rd.
    Astoria, Oregon 97103
    503.861.2471 ext.214
  • Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center

    855 Hwy 101
    Reedsport, Oregon 97467
  • Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Center

    Bay Street
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    (541) 997-4106
  • Umpqua Discovery Center

    451 River Front Way
    Reedsport, Oregon 97467
  • Whale Watching Center

    119 SW Hwy 101
    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    [1] 541-765-3304

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