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Sea Lion Caves
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Lighthouse
Heceta Head Lighthouse
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Sandland Adventures
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Siuslaw River Bridge
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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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State Park
Shore Acres State Park Coos Bay
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Yachats coastline Yachats
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Wildlife Area
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area Newport
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State Park
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
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Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Hobbit Trail
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State Park
Darlingtonia State Natural Site
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Lookout
Strawberry Hill Wayside
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Museums in Florence

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Specialty Museum
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
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Military Museum
Oregon Coast Military Museum
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Art Gallery
Backstreet Gallery
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Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Given Back Bird Houses Working Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Florence

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Golf Course
Ocean Dunes Golf Links
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Golf Course
Florence Golf Links
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Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Florence

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Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
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Duration: 2 hours

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