Things to Do in Toledo, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society

Learn about Toledo’s local railroad history at the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society, which hosts a collection of railroad artifacts, locomotives and antique rail cars. You can explore the town’s rail past through these displays, including a visit inside the...

100 NW A Street
Toledo, OR

541-336-5256
Email us (yprhs[at]peak[dot]org)

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Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery

Michael Gibbons has been creating art of Newport, Toledo and other coastal communities of Oregon for decades. For nearly his entire life, he’s been creating art in some form. A well-renowned regionalist painter, his paintings have been showcased across the...

140 N.E. Alder St.
Toledo, OR

541-336-2797
Email us (michaelgibbonsart[at]charter[dot]net)

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Cross Over Tattoo Studio

TATTOO STUDIO

260 Yasek Loop
Toledo, OR

(541) 265-7933
Email us (cross_over_tattoo[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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The Spirit of Toledo

“Toledo has played a very important role in Lincoln county history. There has been many different forms of industry pushing limits during that time. I tried to recognize the heritage in the history that makes Toledo what it is.” –...

199 SW Butler Bridge Rd
Toledo, OR
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Toledo Chamber of Commerce

Explore Toledo and discover its beauty, its culture, and its close-knit community. The city is located just 7 miles inland from the Central Oregon Coast, on Hwy 20 which is a scenic 10 minute drive from Newport, Oregon. You’ll find...

311 NE First
Toledo, OR

541-336-3183
Email us (director[at]toledooregon[dot]org)

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Toledo History Center

Settled during the homesteading days of the late 19th century, Toledo played an abbreviated role in U.S. airplane production during World War I and then thrived as a mill town until the middle of the 20th century. Visit the Toledo...

208 S Main Street
Toledo, OR

541-336-1203

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The Science of Sand

Next to majestic sea stacks and awe-inspiring surf, sand might not be the most obvious marvel of the Oregon Coast. Without those humble little granules, though, there would be no sandcastles, no writing your name on the beach and no sinking your toes into warm softness on a dune hike. Here’s a crash course on how sand comes and goes, who lives in this special habitat, and how we can help protect it.
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Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

Discover the wild and wonderful world of Oregon’s intertidal zones. Full of mystery, the intertidal zone on the Oregon Coast is brimming with colorful marine life. During low tide, a captivating cosmos is revealed — guides can help you explore...
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Hike and Chill on the Oregon Coast Trail

Pair your next epic adventure with a scoop of locally crafted ice cream. Ocean vistas appear just around the bend along the rugged Oregon Coast Trail, which spans the mouth of the Columbia River in the north and the state...
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