Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Southern Oregon Coast

This lighthouse, built in 1870, is the oldest and highest operational lighthouse in Oregon. There's an informative visitor center, plus tours that let you go up to the lighthouse's top floor – and if you're into playing dress-up, you can try on a lighthouse cleaner's smock and feather duster.

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