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“Windy and Wonderful”

Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Port Orford
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101 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Windy and Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stopped at the lighthouse after it was closed and the sun was starting to set. I got out of the car to snap some photos. The wind was so strong it ripped the door from my grasp. It was worth it, though, because the photos are amazing. The lighthouse can be toured Wed-Mon. so we went back the next day. It costs $2 to tour the lighthouse. We walked up the steep spiral stairway to view the light. The gentleman at the top gave us more information as we viewed the fresnal lens. I am happy to have experienced this and to learn more about lighthouses. If you haven't seen one before, make sure you visit. Just be mindful of the possible wind. We were told the highest wind measured here hit 174 mph!

Visited May 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Living history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

Great place, good people! This is living history at its best, provided lighthouses are your cup of tea -- if you are passing by, make sure you stop and take the tour -- worth every penny of the $2 fee and much more!

Visited May 2013
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Brookings, Oregon
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“historic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

we traveled up the coast for my birthday and we stopped here. it was awesome. beautiful views ans a beach to walk onb.

Visited October 2012
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Prepare to be Captivated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Situated on a spectacular wind-swept cape with fantastic views in all direction. You can go all the way to the top of this operating light house. You'll want to stay and be the light house keeper.

Visited June 2012
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Windy but beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

It was so windy we didn't stay outside long, but we really enjoyed the lighthouse and the meadows surrounding it. The view of the surrounding cliffs above the ocean is very pretty. This is a lighthouse you can actually go up to (instead of viewing from a distance) which is nice.

Visited September 2012
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