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Lighthouse
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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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Sea Lion Caves , Florence
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The largest system of sea caves in the United States, Sea Lion Caves offers the chance to view sea lions up close in their natural habitat. F
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Yachats coastline , Yachats
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From waves crashing against the rocks to sandy beaches and tide pools, Yachats coastline offers views of pristine nature. You can walk for mi
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Florence

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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. Add Florence and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States trip itinerary builder website, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.

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