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Lewis and Clark History Still Lives In This Area

Visiting the Salt Cairns is just one of the many interesting Lewis and Clark Sites on the North... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Small but interesting site to visit

I am retired as a college professor of American history, which means that I often seek out... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

The historical markers are worth a visit if you are walking along the prom. Otherwise don't bother, continue on your walk.

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Located right off the Prom. Informative signage and the site is well preserved. A Lewis and Clark discovery site.

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Visiting the Salt Cairns is just one of the many interesting Lewis and Clark Sites on the North Pacific Coast. I encourage everyone to seek out as many of these sights as possible while in the area. Not only will you develop an even greater...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

I am retired as a college professor of American history, which means that I often seek out historical sites when I travel. Lewis and Clark are everywhere on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River. The main site is Fort Clatsop (their...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is a small place in the middle of a residential area next to the sea. We love history, and this is an important part of the story of Lewis and Clark's stay during a bad winter before returning to the East. A historical puzzle...More

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Kind of cool to think of some of the things the expedition had to go through to survive and prepare for their return trip - kind of like being able to walk in their shoes with none of the hardships

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is only a 5 minute diversion for most, but what a wonderful opportunity to see firsthand part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The site seems well maintained and the information plaque was informative. It's worth the stop.

Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Lewis and Clark anything is interesting to me, and seaside and ecola state park have some neat history.

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Wedged between beach homes it one of the few remaining artifacts that Lewis and Clarke were here. There’s not much to it. Basically they used this depression in the ground to boil off water and retain the sea salt. It’s such a key event to...More

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Everyone needs to take a little time to see the great history here. We have been here many times and this was the first time we stopped at the salt works and read the stories. Take the time!!

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