Central Oregon Coast Things To Do

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Chinook Winds Casino Resort

1777 NW 44th Street
Lincoln City
(888) 244-6665
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do
Chinook Winds Golf Resort
(541) 994-8442
Logan Road RV Park
(877) 564-2678

The Chinook Winds Casino Resort is a family friendly vacation destination within a broader vacation destination. Located at Lincoln City’s north end, the Chinook Winds offers a complete casino with a non-smoking section, a major convention center with monthly headline entertainment, outdoor and indoor events (including boxing, national pool tournaments, art shows, etc.), multiple restaurants, a live DJ and dancing, oceanfront rooms, fireplace suites, a... read more

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Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center

119 U.S. Highway 101
Depoe Bay
(541) 765-3304
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do
Information
(800) 551-6949

Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center is a place to go for year-round whale watching on the Oregon Coast. At their peak migration times, gray whales swim by the thousands as they make their way between Alaska and Mexico, and you can view their journey from the Whale Watching Center. Although gray whales are the most common to see from Depoe Bay, you might also get... read more

Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center is a place to go for year-round whale watching on... read more

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Driftwood Public Library

801 SW U.S. Highway 101
Lincoln City
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do
(541) 996-2277

Driftwood Public Library not only has books galore, it’s a hub of activities including speakers, Tech Tuesdays, kids programming, Adult Science Night, special events and more. In the Fall, check out the Dark and Stormy Night Author series, as well as the Winter Solstice Celebration in December and the Coastal Encounters program in May to learn all about coastal living (think clamming and crabbing and... read more

Driftwood Public Library not only has books galore, it’s a hub of activities including speakers,... read more

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Explore Lincoln City

801 SW Highway 101
Suite 401
Lincoln City
(541) 996-1274
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

When it comes to finding fun and building memories on the Central Oregon Coast, Explore Lincoln City has you covered. As the marketing arm of the City of Lincoln City, this  team works to highlight the huge range of restaurants, shops, hotels and things to do throughout town. With seven and a half miles of sandy beach, tide pools galore and a 680-acre lake, lovers of... read more

When it comes to finding fun and building memories on the Central Oregon Coast, Explore... read more

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Game Over Arcade

2821 NW U.S. Highway 101
Lincoln City
(541) 614-1150
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Rev up your inner Pinball Wizard and check out Game Over Arcade in Lincoln City’s Wecoma Beach neighborhood. They have more than 100 new and classic arcade games including a wide array of pinball machines, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, Terminator Salvation and Big Buck HD. There’s also a grill and sports bar with numerous HDTVs (including a huge 70-inch screen), Pac-12 Network, NFL Sunday Ticket... read more

Rev up your inner Pinball Wizard and check out Game Over Arcade in Lincoln City’s... read more

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Gerdemann Botanic Preserve

2222 N. U.S. Highway 101
Located behind Earthworks Gallery
Yachats
(503) 442-1247
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

What started in the early 1980s as a test garden for plant hardiness has since blossomed into a preserve of rare and unusual plants from all over the world. The Gerdemann Botanic Preserve, named after founders Jim and Janice Gerdemann, is now open to the public by appointment and contains a variety of exotic plants, from Southern Hemisphere shrubs and trees to wildly eclectic collections... read more

What started in the early 1980s as a test garden for plant hardiness has since... read more

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Heceta Head Lighthouse

92072 S. U.S. Highway 101
Yachats
(866) 547-3696
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Heceta Head Lighthouse, built in 1894, is a working lighthouse on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can enjoy a view of the Pacific and even stay the night in the Lightkeeper’s cottages. Every morning, guests are treated to a seven-course breakfast. The lighthouse perches 205 feet above the ocean, and the light from its lens reaches about 21 miles off shore. In the... read more

Heceta Head Lighthouse, built in 1894, is a working lighthouse on the National Register of... read more

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Lincoln City Cultural Center

540 NE U.S. Highway 101
Lincoln City
(541) 994-9994
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

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... read more

Located in the historic DeLake School building (built in the 1920s), the Lincoln City Cultural... read more

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Lincoln City Glass Center

4821 SW U.S. Highway 101
Lincoln City
(541) 996-2569
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Glass blowing is a big deal in Lincoln City, and Lincoln City Glass Center has everything you need to experience the longtime local tradition. Located in the Taft District, the Center is a place where you can learn how to craft your own glass float, paperweight, fluted bowl, heart and more. Give them a call and schedule an appointment for a glass art creation session.... read more

Glass blowing is a big deal in Lincoln City, and Lincoln City Glass Center has... read more

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Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department

2150 NE Oar Place
Lincoln City
(541) 994-2131
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

The Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department (LCPRD) is a one-stop destination for everything fun, interesting and welcoming both indoors and out. The Department’s community center, parks, trails, open space and beach access points are open to the public and year round featuring quality programs, facilities and events for all ages. For example, the Aquatic Center has a 25-meter swimming pool with an enclosed water... read more

The Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department (LCPRD) is a one-stop destination for everything fun,... read more

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Newport's Historic Bayfront

250-300 SW Bay Boulevard
Newport
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Newport Historic Bayfront is a district known for its restaurants and gift shops along the water, where visitors can also view sea lions sprawling out by the boat docks. You can find everything from locally made candles and jewelry to Newport-themed T-shirts and hats in the gift shops, as well as crafts and artwork in local galleries. The bayfront is also home to several attractions,... read more

Newport Historic Bayfront is a district known for its restaurants and gift shops along the... read more

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Olde Line Lanes & Kitchen

316 SW U.S. Highway 101
Lincoln City
(541) 614-1650
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Bowling is making a comeback, and good food never left! For the complete retro-cool experience with authentic decor and paired with some tasty creative comfort food, check out Olde Line Lanes & Kitchen. This historic bowling alley that has been a community staple since the late 1930s. The bar serves up a wide variety of cocktails, wines and beer. They also offer events like bingo... read more

Bowling is making a comeback, and good food never left! For the complete retro-cool experience... read more

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Oregon Coast Aquarium

2820 SE Ferry Slip Road
Newport
(541) 867-3474
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

At the Oregon Coast Aquarium you can choose to view the world-class displays of both fish and fowl or truly immerse yourself within the displays themselves. Available experiences include the Behind the Scenes tour, where you will see how the aquarium’s roughly 15,000 creatures, including sea otters, sea lions, pelicans and sharks, are cared for. You'll also learn about what is being done to protect... read more

At the Oregon Coast Aquarium you can choose to view the world-class displays of both... read more

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Prehistoric

1425 NW U.S. Highway 101
Lincoln City
(541) 614-1294
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Interested in seeing fossils and minerals from around the world? You can find them right in Lincoln City at Prehistoric, a gallery featuring dinosaur fossils, trilobites, ammonites and more. An animatronic dinosaur greets you at the door. You can buy a bag of materials to put into a sluice box and sift through to discover minerals and fossils as if you’re panning for gold. You... read more

Interested in seeing fossils and minerals from around the world? You can find them right... read more

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Rogue Ales & Spirits – Brewer's on the Bay

2320 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport
(541) 819-0202
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Most beer lovers in the Pacific Northwest can recognize him in an instant – the oddly charming skeleton that has become the mascot of Rogue Ales & Spirits. He started his career on labels of the award-winning Dead Guy Ale, which most recently snagged a gold medal at the 2018 New York International Beer Competition. This is just one claim to fame that has helped expand the Newport-based... read more

Most beer lovers in the Pacific Northwest can recognize him in an instant – the oddly charming... read more

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Sea Lion Caves

91560 U.S. Highway 101
Florence
(541) 547-3111
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

With their blunt muzzles, long whiskers and round curious eyes, it’s easy to make the comparison to dogs when the face of a seal or sea lion pokes up from a body of water. The comparison gets a little less on the nose when the aquatic creatures are in their natural habitat, though, as they can get quite elusive. The Sea Lion Caves offers two... read more

With their blunt muzzles, long whiskers and round curious eyes, it’s easy to make the... read more

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The Horn Public House & Brewery

110 SE North Coast Highway
Depoe Bay
(541) 764-6886
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

The Horn Public House and Depoe Bay Brewing Co. is a place to go for food, beer and espresso. The pub offers downstairs and upstairs dining with views of the ocean and Depoe Bay Harbor from the second floor. It prides itself in its brewery, clam chowder, Chicago-style original recipe pizza dough, as well as its desserts made with Depoe Bay Brewing Co. beer. Customers... read more

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Three Rivers Casino Resort

5647 Oregon Route 126
Florence
(877) 374-8377
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Three Rivers Casino Resort offers guests a place for entertainment, dining, gaming and staying on a 100-acre site next to Florence’s famous sand dunes. The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians opened Three Rivers in 2004 as a casino, then expanded it into a hotel resort in 2007. Today most guests come to enjoy the coastal experience, and the casino becomes... read more

Three Rivers Casino Resort offers guests a place for entertainment, dining, gaming and staying on... read more

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

750 NW Lighthouse Drive
Newport
(541) 574-3100
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do
Advanced reservations
(877) 444-6777

Newport, OR, has the distinct privilege of housing both the only wooden lighthouse still standing, the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, and the State’s tallest lighthouse at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is iconic on the Oregon Coast, with a 93-foot tall tower that's one of Oregon's most photographed man-made structures. It can be toured when staff are available. Miss the chance... read more

Newport, OR, has the distinct privilege of housing both the only wooden lighthouse still standing,... read more

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Yo Ho Ho Indoor Bounce House

3101 S.E. Ferry Slip Road
Newport
(541) 867-3423
Central Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Located close to many family-friendly educational attractions in Newport’s South Beach area, the Yo Ho Ho Indoor Bounce House provides an entertaining spot to simply play the day away, especially those rainy days that regularly pop up on the coast. More than just bouncy houses, the indoor play palace has supplies for Nerf wars and human hamster-ball races. And unlike at some other bounce houses,... read more

Located close to many family-friendly educational attractions in Newport’s South Beach area, the Yo Ho... read more