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Projecting the strongest light on the Oregon coast, Heceta Head Lighthouse is part of a state park. Perched on a small peninsula with boulder
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Sandland Adventures , Florence
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For some fun in the sand, tour the Oregon Dunes with Sandland Adventures. Tours include specially outfitted dune buggies that give you the op
Scenic Drive
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Carpeted with nearly 1,093 hectare (2,700 acres) of old-growth forests, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest offers a wealt
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Explore the stunning beaches and beautiful towns along Oregon’s northern coast on this full-day trip from Eugene. Visit the charming towns of Yachats and Florence,  browse antique shops and art galleries, and stop several beaches to maximize your time at the Oregon Coast! A visit to the Central Oregon Coast is one of the most scenic and dramatic stretches of coastal highway 101. Blessed with sandy beaches, massive headlands, picturesque lighthouses and charming coastal villages, you will experience it all with numerous stops to take it all in!
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The Siuslaw River Bridge is a bascule bridge that spans the Siuslaw River on U.S. Route 101 in Florence, Oregon. It was designed by Conde McC
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Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies at the mouth of the Siuslaw River on the Pacific Ocean and about midway between Newport and Coos Bay along U.S. Route 101. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 8,466.HistoryThe Florence area was originally inhabited by the Siuslaw tribe of Native Americans. Some claim that the city was named after state senator A. B. Florence, who represented Lane County from 1858 to 1860; another claim is that Florence was named after a French vessel that was wrecked at the mouth of the Siuslaw River on February 17, 1875.GeographyFlorence is located on the Oregon Coast at the mouth of the Siuslaw River immediately north of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, at about the same latitude as Eugene, Oregon. It is approximately midway between the other major central Oregon coastal cities of Newport and Coos Bay. Florence annexed Driftwood Shores hotel and conference center north of town in Heceta Beach in 2008. Use our United States itinerary planner to plan your trip to Florence and other destinations in United States.

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