Local Attractions & Events

  • Oregon Coast Aquarium

    The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.

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  • Seafood & Wine Festival

    It wouldn't be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. It's the premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. Artists and Craftsmen show-cased a variety of fine art, sculpture, photography, pottery, and jewelry. Pacific Northwest Wineries poured the finest of wines and culinary professionals served cuisines of delectable delights that enticed our palates.

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  • Rododendron Festival

    105th Annual Rhododendron Festival
    Florence, Oregon
    Friday, May 18th, 2012 - Sunday, May 20th, 2012

    The festival officially begins on Friday evening with the Rhody Pageant to crown "Queen Rhododendra". Events throughout the weekend include parades, flower show, car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much, much more. This year’s theme is "Nothing Short of Wild".

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  • Oregon Coast Lighthouses

    Oregon's surviving coastal lighthouses are visible, accessible links to the past and are monuments to Oregon's maritime heritage.

    Built on prominent headlands or near major estuaries supporting maritime activity, most of these stations were established by the former U.S. Lighthouse Board between 1870 and 1896, with design and construction aid provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Ultimately, the U.S. Coast Guard became the caretaker of the properties and keeper of the lights.

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