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Lincoln City

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Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It is named after the county, which was named in honor of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The population was 8,722 in 2016. During the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, this city was the first in the path of totality to view a partial solar eclipse.HistoryThe area where the downtown region now lies was historically home to land belonging to the Siletz Tribe.Lincoln City was incorporated on March 3, 1965, uniting the cities of Delake, Oceanlake and Taft, and the unincorporated communities of Cutler City and Nelscott. These were adjacent communities along U.S. Route 101, which serves as Lincoln City's main street. The name "Lincoln City" was chosen from contest entries submitted by local school children. The contest was held when it was determined that using one of the five communities' names would be too controversial.Former communitiesCutler CityCutler City was located on the east shore of Siletz Bay. The community was started by Mr. and Mrs. George Cutler. It is claimed they received the property from Chief Charles "Charley" DePoe of the Siletz tribe (part of the present-day Confederated Tribes of the Siletz). Cutler City post office ran from 1930 until the formation of Lincoln City.
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Hidden gems in Lincoln City

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History Museum
North Lincoln County Historical Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Mossy Creek Pottery
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Art Gallery
Alderhouse Glass Blowers
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Duration: 2 hours
History Museum
Prehistoric
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Duration: 30 minutes

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State Park
Ecola State Park Cannon Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Oregon Coast Aquarium Newport
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Cannon Beach Cannon Beach
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum McMinnville
4.7
Duration: 3 hours

Shopping in Lincoln City

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Robert's Bookshop
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Duration: 2 hours
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Factory Outlet
Lincoln City Outlets
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Christmas Cottage
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Lincoln City

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State Park
D River State Recreation Site
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Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Devil's Lake
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Duration: 4 hours
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State Park
Devil's Lake State Recreation Area
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Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Lincoln City

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Art Gallery
Artists's Co-op Gallery
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Freed Gallery
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Duration: 30 minutes

Where to stay in Lincoln City

Many of the most budget-friendly and convenient options in Lincoln City sit on Oregon Coastal Highway, including basic motels and casual hotels. If you're looking to spend a little more time in town, consider looking by the coast, where many establishments offer sea views, restaurants, and onsite pools.
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